I've been meaning to post pictures from our 4th of July celebration all week. And since it occurred over a week ago, I figured it could technically count as a Flashback!
Last Thursday, the family gathered at our house for a Independence Day celebration unlike the ones we have grown accustomed to since having grandchildren. This is usually our Family Vacation week. But due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lake House that we normally rent is no longer available. When we searched for an alternate vacation rental, we just couldn't find one that both (a) fit all 15 of us and (b) had a private swimming pool, which is where the women and children spend most of their time.
So instead, we:
...took pictures in our patriotic attire...
|Delayne all decked out for her first 4th of July picnic|
|Brooke and Davin getting ready to jump in the pool|
...checked out boxes and boxes of fireworks, discussing who would get to shoot what...
|Brooke, Maddux and Davin studying Uncle Josh's fireworks|
|Elliot, fresh from a nap, with Kelli|
|Chelsea listening to Brooke's story|
|Brian waiting on dessert|
|Bri, our birthday girl|
|Maddux, Davin and Delayne|
|My new crossbow from my honey, perfume from my grandchildren, and crossbow accessories from my children.|
|Be afraid! Be very afraid! (The bandanna is actually Will's not mine. Jim just thought this would be a funny photo.)|
|Brian, Will, Derrick, Bri, Josh and Davin|
Our own personal arsonists...I mean pyrotechnicians.
|Fireworks illuminating the sky.|