Monday, July 7, 2008

One BIG wonderful Independence Day!

We had a full day this 4th and it was just the best day. We started off the day with a small town parade with lots of candy and cool cars of course. Warning I took a TON of pictures. Everyone is dressed for a giant family portrait all in red and blue,, so too cute not to take a million pictures.


So we went to the parade with our Neighbors. We all live within a few doors of one another and all these guys have become our "family away from family." We love them. Let me introduce them to you.
Brennan and Mary Family- Aspen,Hallie,Cannon and Caleb

Cade and Summer! (Sky and Kayala not pictured but those are their kids)

Chant and Kara Family: kiddos are Brinley,Ainsley and baby Preston -sorry Kara was off feeding baby Porter and is not pictured.

Cute Brinley waving at the horsies.

Cache and Aspen

Patriotism and a Firetruck I liked.. I know random

Ainsley Hiding from the Sun(above)
Brennan and Caleb doing some father some bonding(below)

The 3 boys pictured Below: Cache,Sky and Cannon. They are all 2 years old and learning to ride bikes together, share and not pummel eachother.

After the parade we were Off to Lunch... The Next two Pictures are from our Lunch with friends that we go to church with. Cache had a blast following the older kiddos around and learning how to do somersaults on the tramp. Devin and I began our big day of eating good old American food including homemade icecream.

EVENING BBQ @ The Whettons with more of our St. Louis family
After a quick nap to Prepare for the evenings happenings we whipped up some salads and headed to St. Louis for a BBQ at Chris and Carolina's. Lots of good food, volleyball, crocket and visiting.

This is our good friends Trent and Daniele(pictured above) and their little boy Krew(Krewbie according to Cache) They came with us to the BBQ. They are so fun.



Our independence day ended with surprise tickets to a Tim Mcgraw concert. The boys stayed at Chris and Carolina's and lit their own fireworks while April and I went. She is due the exact same time as me and so we hung out with all the teeny boppers on the grass and layed down on our blanket and rested our huge pregoo bellies on songs we didn't like that much. We both love Tim Mcgraw so we sang our little hearts out and talked about how grateful we weren't in highschool anymore as we watched our fellow concert goers..we had some good laughs, It was a BLAST! The concert ended with a big firework show.
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We had the best independence day and are so grateful for all those that sacrifice so much for our country our president, our our troops and their families especially. What a great country we live in. We love the United States of America!


natalie spratling said...

What a fabulous 4th! Fun to meet all of your friends...I agree friends are your family when you are so far away from the ones you love.

Cindy Spratling said...

Hey! There is no such thing as taking too many pictures! Especially when you live far away from family. I loved all of them. But Amie, you barely look pregnant. I am already topping the charts with weight and size!! No fair. Oh well, at least we know it goes away (well, some of it :) Glad you guys had a fun 4th. And I'm jealous you got to go to a Tim McGraw concert, even if you were just two pregnant ladies :) Talk to ya later.
PS: I commented on your last post too, just now.

Mardee Rae said...

Wow, how fun! I'm so impressed that you had the energy to do all that in one day! It looks like you guys have a great support system ("family") out there. I'm so glad. Cache is adorable. Do you have a name picked out for your girl yet?