Sunday, August 21, 2011

4th of July

Ours was an all-day event. It started with a delicious pancake breakfast at our church. (That's not a joke - seriously, it was good :) )

Then we all (hundreds of ward members and friends) did a trek to the temple. We followed a back-way route and walked, ran or biked to the Temple. It was just under 7 miles. Here some of us are at a water stop.

It was a ton of fun and a great way to celebrate our religious freedoms and great opportunities in this country and honor those who worked so hard to provide it for us - like our old and modern-day pioneers. We all agreed that the temple trek will be a yearly tradition for the 4th.

Off our bikes and at the Portland Temple.

Then over to Grammy and Papas house for lots of yummy and festive food...

and hours of swimming...

Burrito Babies

Then at dark it was firework time...we got quite a eyefull between seeing several displays out over the valley from my parents view at their house and all the illegals that my brother-in-law and his brothers brought down from Washington State. It was a first class show.

A very happy Independence Day!


Momma J said...

Looks like so much fun!