Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July.  It is one of my most favorite holidays.  I am extremely patriotic so I can't help it.  Tyler, Sawyer, and I went to my brothers girlfriends house to celebrate the 4th AND her birthday!  I realize it might suck to have your birthday on a holiday, but I think it's pretty awesome that the whole country lights fireworks off to celebrate for her. :)  I don't get fireworks on MY birthday!

So Happy birthday to America AND Sarah!

We had a great time at the party.  Sawyer said hi to many...

Checking out grandpa

Sarah blowing out her candles

Aren't they super cute?

Here is a video of Sawyer playing with the card we got for Sarah.  It was one with muscle guys that we could record birthday messages from.  So funny!

This year because of the economy being the way it is, the city cancelled its firework show.  There were TONS of fireworks going on around town though so we just watched out the windows and what not.  We did go light off a few sparklers (which are also illegal in this city- lame, I know!) but I didn't get any pictures of that.  However, mother nature decided to celebrate in her own twisted way with a insane hail storm.

Here is the hail next to the rocks.  Yes, the hail is bigger!

Tyler decided to be brave.  His hand over his head didn't help.  He got hit with a piece and it left a huge welt on his wrist.

Now can you see how big it REALLY was?

The hail from the gutter was washed down the pipe and collected in a huge mound.


We did end up with some hail damage on our cars but oh well.  What a fun celebration.  I truly am grateful to live in this country.  I feel blessed everyday that I am free.  I can guarantee that many of us take it for granted.  Thank you to all of you who serve our country to give me those freedoms.  And thank you to my Savior who died so that I may be free from my sins!  Happy Independance Day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Some "First" Videos

We have taken some fun videos of Sawyer lately. Up until now I have put off posting them because I don't know about you, but it takes my Blogger FOREVER to download videos. Half the time, they don't even end up working. Guess I need to find a better way of doing it. Anyway, I finally decided to break down and do it. So enjoy Sawyer's first time swinging, first word and his first steps