Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July weekend 2010 Mega Post

In our family there usually isn't much discussion on where we spend the 4th of July.  I'm pretty sure there has only been one year since we've been married that we haven't spent the 4th in Lander, Wy where Jake is from.  It's like nothing you've ever seen, you really have to experience it because there is no describing it!  Anyways more on that later....
Here are some photos of our weekend.  We played at the park, watched and lit fireworks, celebrated my nephew Justin's Birthday, and even rode horses.  It was such a great weekend!

4th of July attire 

Playing at the park

The reason Lander is so phenomenal on the 4th is because of the Fireworks.  Every year a local orthodontist, Dr. Bills, puts on a firework show that is amazing!  10,000 people come to see the show!  He is also a member of the LDS church and before the show missionaries serve ice cream and watermelon.  The best part is that it's all free!!

Here we are waiting for the fireworks to start.  We had to take cars down to save us a spot that afternoon, otherwise there's no way we would have been anywhere near the fireworks!

As you can see we are sitting on the side of the road so Jodi is giving a " don't cross the white line or you'll die" lesson!  It worked, good job Jodi!

A view of some of the cars... there were SO many more than this though!
"Writing" with flash lights... pretty neat I think!

Lydia sat and watched TV with Jake's dad for longer than I've ever seen her sit still.  She loves Papa!

Justin's Birthday is on the 4th of July so of course with celebrated!  Pinata, cake and presents!

Lydia's ready to watch her Uncles put on a show of there the outfit!

Like I said, it's hard to describe what it's like in Lander on the 4th, you just have to experience it yourself.  The whole town in like a giant Firework display, everyone is letting off Huge fireworks.  Just to give you an idea here is a video of the fireworks that people were letting off just down the street from Jake's parents house.

 My mother in law just sent me this picture of Lander in 2006.  It's a pretty good representations of what it's like!

Everyone got a turn riding Grandpa's horses.  We were so glad with Lunch (the horse) decided to join our picture!
Lydia and Zack, can you believe he's only 13!

Feeding Pokey...I love Gracie's face in this one:)

We had such a great weekend!  We hope your 4th was enjoyable too!