home of the brave

we had a really low-key, simple 4th of July celebration and we loved it.  

we practiced our 2nd amendement rights in the morning by going shooting with our good friends. {which, i'm absolutely terrible at by the way....}
then we cooled off with some swimming and an indoor picnic [too hot to BBQ]

after sleeping off a hot & busy morning, Adam got me to watch the movie "Independence Day" since he told me that it was unpatriotic that i had never seen it all the way through before. 
so i redeemed myself  :) 
and then we finished off the night with some ice cream and fireworks with our friends.

it was basically a day full of Elijah's favorite things: shooting, swimming, hot dogs, and fireworks. 
he LOOOOOVED watching the fireworks and kept saying, 
"Oh, look at dat, Mom!! Oh dats a big one! Ooooohhh a green one!!" 
seriously. he was in little boy heaven.  

i am so grateful for this country we live in and the freedoms & opportunities we enjoy. 
i feel very blessed to live here and to now be able to raise my family in this beautiful land. 
i know that many people have fought & died for our freedoms and i'm forever grateful for their bravery. i know we wouldn't be here without all of their hard work, devotion, and sacrifice. 

i hope you all had a fun & safe 4th of July!! 

until next year... 


Kelsey Eaton said...

That looks like so much fun! You are so stinkin pretty btw. Looks like a great holiday!

Aubrey said...

Sounds perfect! Don't tell Adam but I've never seen that movie either.

Kassi said...

Sounds like the perfect 4th!!!

Unknown said...

It looks like a great time!

amber said...

You guys are such a cute little family. :) I hardly ever comment, but I always read. :)

Alisha said...

Looks like the perfect family holiday! Great pictures too, Meg!!

Alyssa said...

Stop it! Look how awesome these pictures turned out!!! Seriously LOVE them!!! And I love Elijah's personality!!! LOVE!!! "Oh wow! Dats briiiight!!"