Happy Birthday, America!
When we started this blog, we wanted to share our journey with others, because despite its challenges, we think it's a pretty great ride!
On Saturday, the three of us shared an awesome day celebrating the 4th of July together. From start to finish, it was a spectacular way to say, "Happy Birthday, America."
|Happy Birthday, America!|
Unlike lots of people, Kyle and I didn't get the day off from work, as there were 4th of July events that needed to be covered. But we've learned along the way, just to make the most of our opportunities and enjoy the time that we have together. We have some really unique date nights over the years covering things for the paper. At one of our last ones, Kyle even went to a Litchfield School Board meeting with me!
So, bright and early Saturday morning, Kyle got up to help with the annual biathlon for the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, and cover it for the paper while he was there. Grace and I opted for sleeping in!
But we were up and dressed when he got home, ready for our next adventure together, the inaugural cardboard boat regatta. This one was my assignment, and we had a good time at the beach too. As I watched other kids playing in the sand on the beach, I worried that Grace wouldn't have any fun just sitting in her stroller. But Kyle was holding her, and he said she loved watching all the people and talking with everyone. Sometimes I need to remember that even if things don't go the way I plan them, they still go great!
After the very successful cardboard boat regatta, it was home for some lunch and a nap. We got all rested up to go back out to the lake for the evening music and fireworks. It was also the culmination of the Queens on a Mission for Grace raffle, and Grace got to draw the winning tickets.
|Grace got to draw the winning raffle tickets!|
|And she even won the American Girl doll, Grace! These queens are awesome!|
|Sharing smiles while we dance.|
|Snuggling and watching fireworks.|