Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about the free dress! So, our church has an annual "clothing swap" where people bring in their clothing to donate and they sort it out by size and category and then everyone comes to "shop" and they can take whatever they need for free. It's a great ministry and we've been personally blessed by this ministry. This last swap I helped set up along with some other moms and we came across an interesting dress. One of those where you hold it up and go, "Do you think this is cute or not?" and you get a variety of opinions. We all sort of joked around about this strange dress for a while because the front of it was so different from the back of it. Anyway, I decided that maybe it would look really cute on and told all the ladies there that they were not allowed to make fun of my daughter if they saw her in that dress! Well, it turned out to be the perfect 4th of July dress! We had tons of people commenting at the parade on her cute dress. So don't be afraid to try that odd looking article of clothing because it might look great when it's on.
I really like the photo in the middle of this collage. It's just so patriotic. And I love how my son is covering his ears from the fire trucks.
You can really see the dress in the bottom right corner. Check out all those cute firemen too! I thought it was interesting the way they carried axes along with the flags.
One of my favorite new pics of my kids.