Saturday, July 9, 2011

The 4th of July

4th of July week, we drove Ryan up to BYU Provo for his first EFY. It was a perfect time to run away from home. We needed a break from the excitement of moving, not to mention all the dust from our remodel. We love to visit Aunt Lorie! Always such a fun time! Lorie and I made freezer jam, and spent time baking. The kids played with the kitties, swam, and enjoyed being outside until dark (around 9:30, so nice!) We missed Ryan, but he was able to have one night and two days with us! We made sure we did fireworks with him the night before he left. On the morning of the 4th, we walked with him on campus, took him to lunch, and went with him up to check out his dorm room. Lor, Al, and I plus 5 little kids. That was his favorite part:) Actually it might have been his dad's loud and emotional goodbye gesture. I guess we were all just a little excited! He had an amazing experience. It was like a had a newly polished kid for a few days after. He is looking forward to next year.

Staying cool with cousins enjoying shave ice at Mall water play area

Mini cupcakes
My three boys
The day before. Fireworks at the Becks.

A day of skating with the girls. I wish I had a video of Lorie, she was awesome!
The Night of the 4th.
Popcorn, blankets, fireworks, family.

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