On Wednesday night, we went to a fireworks show in Eagle Lake, TX. Abby's mom, Julie, invited us to attend with them, so we met them at their house and rode together. It was out in the middle of nowhere, but there were so many cars that pulled up to the fences surrounding this huge field.
And let me tell you, they put on an AMAZING fireworks show. It was a full thirty minutes of explosive family fun.
Emmy really enjoyed watching all of the pretty lights, and she kept putting her fingers up to the sky trying to "touch them." It was adorable.
Afterwards, the girls chatted the whole way back to Abby's house.
The next day, we were invited to a Bar-B-Que and swim day at the Gerdes's house. The food was amazing, and the company was, as usual, phenomenal. Emmy loves the water so she was in full star mode in the pool.
I got a few pictures of her in her Fourth of July shirt before she changed into her bathing suit.
Once she got into the water, there was no turning back. We were all having a fabulous time as well. Blayde even had watermelon on ice for after we finished eating. Hostess with the Mostess..What! What!
It was a wonderful day with family, and it gave us time to take a break from our busy schedules to pause and reflect on what the day really stands for. I am so very thankful to live in this country, and I hope and pray that I will always be part of the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." Happy 4th of July!