Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This year for the 4th we went up to Ephraim to celebrate with my family. We had a lot of fun. On the evening of the 3rd we went to Manti and watched their parade. The girls got a ton of candy!! They thought it was the greatest thing ever! After the parade we went up to Mark and Cass' and played games.

Watching the parade

On the 4th we went to Gunnison and enjoyed the festivities there. Taylor was not feeling well, but she was quite the trooper and did really pretty good considering. Their parade was really fun and yet again the girls got quite the loot. (I have no idea what I am going to do with all of the salt water taffy!) We then enjoyed the festivities at the park. Taylor came in second or third (depending on who you ask) in the diaper derby, and Ashlee had a great time riding on the train, going down the huge blow-up slide, and eating snow cones.

Riding the tractor train

We had lunch there with Grandma "Gertie" Andersen and extended family. We then headed back home to Ephraim.

Grandma "Gertie" Andersen

Mark, Cass, Nate, and I took their boys and Ashlee out to the lake afterwards. We all had fun in the sun and playing in the water. I even took a little ski! I was amazed, I could still get up!

That evening we had a bbq at my parents house (Uncle Kelly cooks some delicious ribs!) and lit some fireworks. Ashlee and Taylor were scared of the sparklers and wouldn't touch them. We then headed back to Cedar and saw quite a few of the town's fireworks along the way.

We are so greatful for this country and for the men and women who fight to keep and protect our freedom. We love this country and are proud to be American!!

Taylor. . . poor girl was not feeling well

Ashlee. . . lovin' life!


Rebecca said...

It was good to see you!

Bobette said...

It sounds like it was a great 4th. I miss our hometown 4th of July. Hopefully we'll mae it next year.

Thomas Family said...

Karen! YOur kids are so cute! I can't wait to move back down so we can hang out! Hope everything is going good!