Sunday, July 5, 2009

A day to celebrate...

OK, today was a much better day. After a quick sleep (we finally got the kids to stop giggling and talking at about 2am!!!), we headed up the road to my big sisters house in Laguna was a perfectly gorgeous southern California day. We BBQ'd and swam in their amazing back yard before heading to the beach house for some fun and sand between our toes. My brother-in-laws family is always so gracious to let us crash their 4th of July beach house get-togethers and we feel like we're part of the family now! =)
The beach house and the beautiful view!
There was time for football, baseball, board/card games, more BBQ, S'mores, sitting around the fire pit and finally it was time for the fireworks! From the San Clemente beach we had a perfect view of 2 different fireworks shows, San Clemente Pier to the south and Dana Point to the north.
Sisters....SOMETIMES they're BFF's!
My big sister Kim with her first grandbaby - my little great nephew - Dallen!

It was a truly great day and I had plenty of time to reflect on the reason for all the celebration...we are so blessed to live in this amazing country and to enjoy the liberty's that so many sacrificed to provide for us.

They sleep again! Busy kids turn into exhausted kids!

Tomorrow....whatever we feel like!!!! =)


Florene or Lori said...

Oh, Heather, I love your posts. Especially the pictures of "exhausted" kids sleeping. It looks like you all had a super time. And, yes, we do pause to remember why we celebrate. God bless America -- it need all the blessings it can get. Far too many (and they used to be the minority) would have us "change" American into something it was never intended to be. If we are not careful, we are going to lose the country and the freedoms our forefather's fought so hard for. It makes me sick!

Bracken and Bracken said...

So fun to have you here :)

Kim said...

Oh, thanks Heather for posting that lovely picture of me! You are lucky I'm your sister and I love you anyway!
Happy Disneyland!!!