The Fourth turned out to be quite the event for us. The kids were great sports, letting me spangle them with red, white and blue ribbons, tattoos and other assorted decorations that should have been reserved for a Christmas tree.

The kids were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for most of the day. The Rands spent the day with us so everyone had a buddy. We love having them close by. Hudson ran a killer 3-legged race and placed a competitive last place.

Once again we find ourselves with an incredible family picture…ha! Will seems to be the only person ready for the moment. Hudson showed the wear from the day in his tears and Annie just cried to fit in.