Joey bought a new awesome flag for our house this year. Our old one was getting tattered and torn. This one is a little bit bigger and more brilliant, shiny and new! Love it! The kids were excited to have it out front. The evening before July 4th(which I just calculated to be July 3rd...I'm smart like that) Joey marched the kids to the spot where he put it. It was so cute to watch them all lined up behind him marching behind the flag :) The next day I went all out and microwaved pancakes..haha. Okay, I tried to get crazy with strawberry syrup, blueberries and whip cream, but nothing too awesome. Joey spent the afternoon barbecuing and we had some of our new besties over for a July 4th lunch. It was such a fun afternoon spending time with the Richey bunch. We just love that family and feel so blessed to have them in our lives now. They brought over some yummy food too and we feasted all the live long day:)! We then went to their neighborhood pool for a swim and even met up later for fireworks. It was an all day marathon together and we never got tired of them...thats how you know the love is real people :) Grateful for good friends to spend the holiday with! And of course even more grateful to be living in the U.S.A. Everytime I see an American flag, I feel such gratitude and pride. We are so blessed to live in this nation.