Tuesday, July 05, 2011

4th of July

The 4th of July happened to be right in the middle of the Madsen Family Reunion (just our family - not the big extended family from the July reunion) - after Bear Lake and before Lagoon, so everyone was still in town and could celebrate together.
 We headed to Kaysville to watch the parade.  Parades are always fun, and the kids loved snatching up candy that was thrown our way.  A few years ago my dad participated in creating the winning float for the parade (and was the one to come up with the winning theme, "Neighbors helping Neighbors" to represent their stake) so of course none of the floats quite measured up this year. ;)  But it was still fun to participate in the festivities and enjoy a humid morning together to kick start the holiday.
Waiting for the parade to start

Patriotic Cousins - Rachel and Clara (oldest and youngest)
In the afternoon we had an all-american meal of fried chicken, mac and cheese, potato salad and watermelon from the new Harmon's near my parents' house.  We headed home before the fireworks began, but it was still a fun day to remember the great country we live in!

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin