Saturday, July 5, 2008

Independence Day!

I Love the 4th of July, it is one of my favorite holidays! I love History and one of my favorite periods in History is the beginnings of the American Revolution. I would love to go back in time and see what it was like back then, when our country became a nation. I loved going to Washington D.C. last year and someday I will travel to Boston and see the historical sites.

Anyways enough about that, we had a wonderful 4th of July. It is my family's tradition to go to the Balloon Festival in Provo every year. We wake up bright and early to make it there by 6:30 A.M. so we can see the balloons filling up. Then we watch them take off. We eat breakfast while we wait for them to come back and throw their bean bags on the X in the middle of the field. It is such great family tradition. Later in the evening we celebrated with Doug's family with dessert and fireworks, as you will see Braxton has the Smith gene of being a pyro. It is so nice to get together and spend time with family. I hope all of you enjoyed Independence Day!

We have missed having Logan here to share in the celebration for the past two years and now he is back Yeah!

Braxton liked to watch them take off.

Gavin had fun watching and eating breakfast.

Braxton took a close up of one of the balloons. It is a real festive photo.

Doug's family sitting around enjoying dessert and socializing.

Doug's Mom got a new puppy for her birthday. He is so cute, he is just a little fur ball. Braxton loves J.J.

Braxton has the Smith gene of being a pyro. He loved to help all the big kids light the fireworks.

Happy 4th of July!


Robyn said...

Looks like you guys had a fun day, one of these days Im gonna try to make it to the balloons, I have a hard enough time getting Jason up for the parade! It always looks so fun though!

Aubrie said...

What a fun tradition! I've always wanted to go the balloon festival but things have never worked out to do so.

We for sure have to get together before we leave for MN at the end of the summer. We should do a BBQ at the park so the kids can play...