the 4th of July {a day for thanks, family and friends}

I love the 4th of July.

And here is our day, in photos.
Taken by THIS lovely friend.
In fact, I think there's almost nothing better then being surrounded by loved ones.  It's about the people that are in your life. There for you.  Always unfailing.  Walking through life with you. 
And sure, you talk on the phone each day, send texts and letters and show up at birthday partys and for playdates....but there's something great about spending holidays and traditions together.  You're making memories that don't fade.

It's funny that most of the things we consume and worry ourselves with, on a daily basis, melt when we are in true company.  That should be a lesson to each of us about what is really important.

The Lord.  People.  Sharing faith.  Relationship.  Community.

Thank you Lord for my country and the people in my life.


  1. Looks like one fun day with family and friends!

    1. It was such a special day. Surrounded by people we love.
      I couldn't ask for more!

  2. those are some of my favorite moments since we have become full fledged "adults". spending time with our friends & their families and building our own traditions for our kids to remember with fondness when they get our age....
    looks like y'all had a good time!

  3. That's right!
    Instilling in Kensington and Frankie the importance of tradition and community.

    It was a blast {as I'm sure yours was too!}

  4. These are just awesome. I adore the picture of the girls watching the fireworks. What preciousness! What a great reminder to experience joy and wonder.
    Thanks for sharing these!