Friday, July 6, 2012

Our 4th-A Busy, Fun Day!

We had a very fun and very busy 4th of July!

The day started early for what we thought was just a family brunch on my side of the family. It turned out to be a surprise engagement celebration for my cousin Ryan! He had just proposed early in the morning. She said YES and you could see how happy the two of them are. :) We're so thrilled for Ryan and Lorin and you can tell they are absolutely head over heels in love for each other. This engagement happened just 9 days before my cousin Daniel marries the love of his life, Olivia. Holy cow, that's a lot of wedding planning. :) We couldn't be more happy for everyone!

After the engagement celebration, we headed to Caleb's parents. They put on a 4th of July fair at the trailer park where they live and serve the Lord and the people that live there. (I'll need to explain this ministry on here soon). Our kids has an absolute blast! They enjoyed a jump castle and blow up slide, a fishing station, a bowling station, a basketball/ football station, a cupcake walk, and much, much more.

Unfortunately it was extremely HOT (in a few of these photos you can see rosy cheeks on Ellie and Ethan). Due to the heat and the fact that Ethan was desperate for a nap, we only lasted at the fair for about an hour. Still, it was a really fun time.

After the fair we headed home for some nap/ rest time and cleaned our house for guests. Caleb and I decided to host a little get together this year due to the fact that we live in one of the few towns that decided to do fireworks this year. It's been an extremely dry and hot summer already and most of Colorado is at high risk for more fires.

Courtney and Jeremy, my parents, Caleb's parents and our friends Mike and Elissa and their kidsan came over a BBQ. We set out the kiddie pool and the water slide for the kids. You got to love kids, even though they had their swimsuits on earlier, they decided to spend most of the time in the pool after they'd gotten their clothes back on. Oh well, you can see from the pictures they had a ton of fun.
After dinner, we enjoyed some ice cream cones (thanks to these adorable cones that Courtney and Jeremy made) and some popsicles.

When it started getting dark, our friends David and Becky came over. We put Ethan to bed and the rest of us got on the roof of our house to enjoy the fireworks. I had never seen the firework show put on by our small little town before. I have to say, they did a great job! In the end it was a fun, full day and we all slept well that night. :)

This next week is going to be crazy for me since Caleb is out of town with his volleyball team and I'm on my own with the kids preparing for Daniel's wedding. Hopefully the craziness will just make the days that Caleb is gone go by faster.

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July week too!


Courtney said...

It was such a fun day, thanks for hosting us and having us over!

Becky said...

We had such a great time hanging out with you guys! So fun to watch fireworks from the roof too!!! =)

Lindsay said...

What fun! Glad you guys enjoyed the holiday!

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


We fight one day and then the next day we're fine. We're always loud and crazy when we get together. We're very passionate. We've been through it all together, lots of ups and downs. We're eachother's biggest supporters.


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