Sunday, July 05, 2009

Our Fourth of July

What a difference a year makes! Last year Scott and I were in the hospital for much of our July Fourth so that I could have a D & C after a heartbreaking miscarriage. We never would have guessed then that our family would have been so blessed in just a year's time.

Here are some highlights from our day yesterday. In an effort to create some family traditions Scott and I bought an ice cream maker to make the wonderful treat. Thank goodness our friends had a machine of their own that we could use, because the "gel canister" model we bought just simply didn't do the trick. Oh well, we had wonderful food, peach cobbler, and ice cream nevertheless.

The Hays' family put on quite a fireworks display that even Elsie enjoyed. (Eli fell asleep much too soon to enjoy the fireworks.) Emily loved playing with Kori and Austin. And the rest of us enjoyed the seats on the lawn and the break from the heat.

I hope everybody had a great holiday with family and friends


Meesh Hays said...

Glad y'all could hang with the rest of our fambly! Nana loved having new "grandbabies" to hold!

Grandma Mary said...

Loved the matching girlie dresses!! Malisa, hope your legs were finally shaved!
We tried to take our "girls" out to watch fireworks but they were just not having it!! Watched on TV instead.
Looks like you all had a good time!
By the way, tell Nana not to get too used to holding babies!
Yes, I think I'm jealous!!
Love to you all!