Our 4th of July Weekend

We had a fabulous 4th of July weekend full of warm sunny weather, good food, and relaxing fun! 

Our weekend began Friday night with some four-wheeling and a humongous bonfire.  Wish I had pictures.  Jed is all boy; he was completely mesmerized by the fire. 

Saturday afternoon, Jed and I headed out to an Independence Day church barbecue complete with all the delicious trimmings.  It felt great to spend the afternoon outside with my hands free; Jed is a lady killer and every woman wants a chance to hold him.  The barbecue was also an excuse to celebrate a member of our congregation's 100th birthday.  No kidding.  The man is still kicking and alert.  He even had some cake and ice cream.  His wife, who is close behind at 98 years old, insisted I take a picture of my baby in Leo's arms: an age span of 100 years.  I couldn't help but think of how many generations separate the two and wondered how much that man has seen and done.  What a lifetime!  He's a walking history book.  But despite the age difference, I thought, we're all brothers and sisters; we all came from the same place and we're really not all that much different.  I know I don't feel any older than I did five years ago and I'm sure the only thing that makes Leo feel any older is his aged body.  Age is relative.  When I came over to take Jed back into my own arms Leo said, "He's fine here."  I think the two enjoyed each other. 
Leo's 100th Birthday

some snapshots during the barbecue

Later Saturday afternoon, Bron, Jed, and I spent a few peaceful hours with our feet in the lake watching the sailboats.  I wish we had more afternoons together like that.  Then that evening Jed and I went to the theatre to see Eclipse with a bunch of girls.  Loved it.  I can't wait for the next one!

And finally, Sunday afternoon our little family and some friends headed up to a cute little border town called Rouses Point for some 4th of July festivities.  We watched a small town parade and ate ice cream.  Next year I'm sticking Jed out in front of us; hopefully he'll catch the paraders' attention and get us some candy!  Apparently we all looked too mature for candy and got passed up.  Then we waited for the fireworks to begin out over the lake.  What's Independence Day without fireworks?  Amazingly, Jed slept through most of the show.  It was a fun and relaxing evening.  God bless America.  I feel so blessed to live here. 
Our evening in Rouses Point


  1. your pictures keep getting better and better! Looks like Jed really enjoyed his first fouth of July!!

  2. I love that 100 years age span! That is amazing! Glad you guys are having so much fun! I was a little worried you'd get lonely out there in New York being a mommy!
    Beautiful beautiful pictures, by the way!


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