July 6, 2014

Our Fourth of July

"Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee." -Deuteronomy 32:7

After Christmas, I think the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. It's about celebrating our freedom and it's cost and our American history, spending time with family, and relaxing. 

This year for Independence Day we celebrated on the fourth in Kentucky with our church family and other people at a tent meeting my dad preached. We took around 150 people from our church, and all combined there were about 500 people there! Our choir sang, my dad preached, a lady got saved, they served pizza and ice cream, and had fireworks! So much fun. :)


On the fifth, we had our big family celebration. Stephen and Tara are finally back in our state for good! They came over, and of course Jacob and his family did too. I'll caption some of the pictures, but you can see what we did fairly well without me writing a lot about it! (A picture is worth a thousand words...) We sat outside and ate and hung out for about five hours and had so much fun.

corn on the cob, baked beans, hamburgers and hotdogs, and chips

smoked jalapeno poppers


"Wheelie Poppin' Contest" - perfectly timed photo!

homemade butterfingers ice cream

What did you do for the Fourth of July? I hope everyone had a great day!


  1. How fun!! Looks like you guys had a great time. I know you guys are glad Steven and Tara are back :) Blog more. Period ;)

  2. Loved reading this Kelley! I'm so sad we missed the 4th of July with the church, but I'm so happy a lady got saved!

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    http://rebekahelisabeth.blogspot.com I would love it if you participated! Blessings! ~Rebekah~