Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy (Late) Fourth of July!!

The fourth of July was a busy time for us! Our church had a float in the parade, which actually won 4th place in the float competition!! After the parade, we went to the U.P. to spend some time with Tim’s family. We were able to spend time with all 3 of his sisters, and with 2 of his aunts. It was great to be able to spend time with them.

We went to the fireworks that evening, but first did a few little fireworks of our own. The place to watch fireworks is within walking distance from Mom and Dad Hill’s house. We got there, got all set up and it started to rain. There were clear skies ahead, so we knew the rain wouldn’t last long, and would probably get back to the house by the time it stopped. We waited out the rain, and the fireworks began a little early. It was a great fireworks show, and made for an even more memorable experience since we were all wet by the time we got back to the house.

One highlight was being able to go out to lunch with just the ladies. Tim and Dad Hill were so kind to watch the boys to allow us a little time away. Another highlight was on our last night there, when we went out to Presque Isle for picnic dinner. Micah and Wesley loved being able to throw rocks into the lake. And it was so fun to watch them find enjoyment in feeding (and chasing!) the seagulls. After dinner, we took a walk around the island and allowed the boys to play at the playground for a little bit. It’s so fun watching Wesley enjoy the slides and wants to copy Micah. We couldn’t go back home without a little bit of Jilbert’s ice cream first! I'm so thankful that we live closer to family to be able to have these times together!

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