Once we finished with the music, we all went to the annual Fourth of July Parade down the highway right through the middle of town. The parade is always a lot of fun for the kids, although this year, they would not allow any water! Boo Hoo! Once we finished the festivities, we all walked over to the park and participated in a wonderful play day!
Simple pleasures on the slides!
Playing together in family fun.
Love and laughter.
Oh yeah, family, there is nothing quite like them! They can be loud, noisy, happy, sad, mad, or just plain onery! But I have to admit that I love them like crazy and miss them when they are gone. We are never quite the same without everyone. You wouldn't know it by looking at this picture, but we are still missing nine members of our immediate family, and several extended family members also.
I think that eternity is a little like this day with my family. We will be so excited to finally be together again. We will welcome each other home, and we will share love and laughter and joy together. That is what I love the most about this holiday. It always brings family together again. No matter where they have wondered, they want to come back home.