Tuesday, July 04, 2017

4th of July in Oregon

Meanwhile, back in Oregon, our grandblessings celebrated the 4th with fireworks and friends. It's been their tradition to do fireworks up at the cross on New Hope. 

Every girl needs a big brother like Dakota! 
Dakota, Bella (almost 15 months)

Gideon - 6 weeks?

Loves her chalk 
Cory, Arielle and Baby S
Baby S - all four GrandBlessings in one location. 
Uncle Cory is great fun 

Izaak, Bella and Cory 
 Look at the grip Bella has on Dakota when the fireworks began! 😊

I'm imagining the group we'll have in AK next 4th.....wow.

4th of July in Alaska

We drove out to JaRissa's to celebrate the 4th and to retrieve our kids. We had a lazy start and Jamin had to go to work as we arrived.  Josiah was at work, but arrived as we grilled. 
Alex, Jared, Michael, Nolan
 Larissa made her famous guacamole and a wonderful potato salad. This gal shines with Southern Hospitality. 

With our tummies full, we set out to create some family memories. We made tie dye shirts.....

Rissa certainly knew more about HOW to do this than any of us


Michael and I were a bit messy. This truth will assist you well, "Never open the bottle of dye with your teeth."  Enough said. 

We had a great day with the Gherkins who are here.  I will say there were no fireworks. NONE. Fireworks are not allowed in the Matsu Borough. We saw no stands.  We did hear a few bangs....but well it's LIGHT.  They did put on a display at the Eagle River Lion's Club at midnight.  This has been our one disappointment to date with our new home state. LOL
Heading home