We went to Benton for a long weekend for the 4th. I was SO thankful for a long weekend out of town. Our June was so busy that I felt like THIS was really the start of our summer.
We woke up on the fourth and the kids were ready to go swimming! I mean, like, literally ready--dressed in swimsuits and good to go. Ha! Mike cooked lunch and Bert, Becca, Baby Breanna, Uncle Mac, Aunt Kay, Melissa, Danny, Jennifer, and Jasen, and all the cousins came to swim.
The kids are back to swimming without their buoys--I am so glad they can swim on their own now!!!
So proud of these two cuties and their swimming skills! Also, goggle pictures are my FAVORITE!
The kids swam until they just couldn't swim anymore...and then they napped. When they woke up we had dinner at Rib Crib and then went and found a spot to wait and watch the fireworks.
We went with Mike and DeDe, of course!
Matt and I...being very festive in our red, white, and blue...even if his blue is a Duck Dynasty shirt. I mean, if you think about it, that makes it even MORE American, right?? Ha!
Reid, DeDe, and Lilly
The kids entertained themselves in the back of the van while we waited.
And ate Cheez-Its. Those are considered a real treat and that is what they picked out as their road trip snack.
Watching the fireworks. Until I took this picture. And blinded them with the flash. ( ; What are Mommy's for, right?
And of course we made some silly faces while we were waiting as well!
We love our "little firecrackers, had a wonderful 4th with family, and are so thankful to all who serve and protect our freedom!
I snagged Matt up out of the dating pool and we got married 8 1/2 years ago! He is an amazing husband to me and awesome father to our two little ones. We are just a couple of Christian people trying to get closer to God, reflect Him better, and raise our children in His Word and His Way!! We are loving every minute of this busy/fun/blessed life!
This little princess is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She keeps us laughing with practically every word that comes out of her mouth. She can melt your heart with a smile and a giggle and then turn right around and keep you on your toes with some mischeviousness! Her facial expressions give away her every thought and we just couldn't love her more (but somehow tomorrow we will)!
This is our boy with the magic smile! He is a perfect mixture of sweet and snugglie and ALL boy. He is laid-back like his Daddy and full of energy like his sister. He is happy climbing and dancing or curled up reading a book with Mommy. He is always learning some new trick and we can't wait to see what he is going to do and say next!
My handsome man and I have been married for 7 years. We are the extremely blessed parents of Lilly and Reid. This blog documents our lives, allows the grandparents and other family to see regular pictures of the little cuties, and helps friends and family stay in the know about us! Overall, we are simply a God-loving family of four!