Our first annual 4th of July party was fantastic! We took the opportunity to invite everyone we have met sin
ce moving here and
almost all of them came! We
guessed about 60 people flowed in and out of the party throughout the 24 hours it progressed!
Some came early and left early, somecame late and left late, and a few came early and left late!
I made 4 gallons of "wicked
sangria", of which we still have 1 gallon remaining and folks had a good tim
e. We have lots of music, games kids running everywhere, sparklers, and laughter.
I had many people tell me they'd be returning next year and bringing tents to stay the night. We had two of our close friends stay with their families and in the morning we had brunch with ou
r neighbors and a wonderful Argentinean couple that returned from the night before.
Sam really wanted to sleep in the tent after staying
up until 1:30 a.m. with the "big kids". So I slept in the tent
with him and was awake before 7 a.m. by the bright sunshine and heat in the tent. I took this photo of the cedar trees on my walk back from letting the chickens out. It was an amazing morning after an amazing night!