This past Fourth of July was a great time of celebration for our family!. We once again had the privilege of hosting our annual Fourth Of July Celebration, and were honored to have many wonderful friends join us for a day of games, fellowship, encouragement, and remembering our Nation's great heritage.
I don't know who's idea this was, but it sure was fun to see how many people we could fit in our old two-seater convertible.
And in case you were wondering…yes! Hannah and I are sitting in the engine…J/K it's actually in the back of the car:)
……………………………………………..…And Mallory D……………….…….. …………. Simply amazed me with her help, guidance, wisdom, and ultimately self sacrifice. What a tremendous blessing and example she was to me.
Next was the time to give out the prizes!
And some people were very surprised:)
And happy to win pie contest prizes.!
And others were equally as happy to win Jars of Jelly Beans for their accurate guesses.
And starting new ones.
I guess you couldn't eat just one!
And the highlight of the day for me, was getting to sing the National Anthem with the S. Siblings. It's always a privilege to sing the anthem of our country, and remember the great legacy we have been invited to pass on to the next generation.
And last but definitely not least, we were VERY blessed and surprised to have my brother Ian and his wife Kayla and their daughter Elizabeth come from Virginia in the evening. It was great to see them again, and spend time with them over the next week.
And as the day came to a close it was challenging to say goodbye, but it was comforting to know that the memories will be with us for a lifetime.
And of course, the kids (and some adults) LOVED the glow sticks as they left. We even enjoyed decorating a truck with glow lights.
As I look back on the events of that special day, I'm SO grateful for God's mercy in answering SO many prayers. From weather, to people coming, to food, to setup help, to every last detail, God was SO gracious to see us through the day, and cause us to glorify Him for the challenges and the victories. His ways are always best! To God be the glory alone.
"And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." Isaiah 6:3-5