Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independence Day

We went to the Stadium of Fire Saturday with Jon, Jaclyn, Jac's mom, and Lisa. It was AMAZING. David Archeletta is one talented, cute little man. And Brad Paisley... goodness. He's the whole shebang. 

The whole thing was awesome. 

On the 4th, we started the day off bright and early running the Huntsville 5K. It's such a fun run since it's back in our old stomping grounds and we run right by our old house.  All my siblings did it except Anna so it was super fun! 


My goal was to beat 30 minutes (my last time was 31:45) and I got 28:59! SO proud of myself.
Ben ended up getting 1st place overall with a 4 minute mile! HAHA, until we all realized they accidentally had him in the 10K group instead of the 5K.

Then the parade! 

Then we walked around to the booths, had lunch, went to Lisa's and celebrated Ruby's 17th birthday (Jon's cat), then we had dinner, went to the golf course for some putting with Jon and Jaclyn, then fireworks at Huntsville! SUCH a fun day. Definitely one of my favorite holidays. I always feel the Spirit while I watch Fireworks. We are so blessed to live in this country with all that we have!


Tawnya said...

What a fun holiday! Probably pretty different than some of the other places you have lived...Happy fourth!

paige and jord said...

claires outfit is darling! i cant believe she's almost one.. crazy! we went to stadium of fire too- such a good show. glad you guys enjoyed your holiday.
ps. im so ticked i missed the photography classes, this summer has been crazy with jord working and us being vagabonds. i would be really interested in a fall class if it works out (timing and all). so let me know!

Sammy said...

so cute what a great day! claire is such a doll, such a big girl walking so well! I will be in town until next thursday while Erik is out of town, I will be going to playgroup with my sisters, hopefully I'll bump into you and we can meet! So fun and way to go on the 5K! impressive :)

Elyse and Steve said...

Nice job beating your last years time! You've inspired me to do a triathlon, and I somehow convinced Steve to do it with me. It will have to be next year sometime though. Claire is beautiful--too bad we don't believe in arranged marriages. :)

The Imperfect Pie said...

You guys are so cute!! miss you