Sunday, July 31, 2011

4th of July!

Many people know that the 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday next to Christmas. Not only do I have a huge patriotic heart, but I love my hometown, Richfield’s, celebration.  My siblings all feel the same, and our spouses all just bear with us every year. :)

A few of my friends from high school –Kacey, Kate, and Christie(couldn’t figure out how to bring the picture off facebook to here…) – started the day with me, along with my nephew, Nate, and my sis-in-law, Emily who were awesome enough to come run the 5K with me in the morning.  I finished with a time of 30:06, which was 4 or 5 minutes faster than last year on that same course.  Nate kept me going the whole way so that I didn’t walk. 343

Then after the 5K, we headed for the parade. One thing that was awesome this year was that the Air Force had some of their F-16 fighter jets fly over before the start.  So awesome. :)  Here’s our crew gearing up for the parade. Wahoo!

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Then it was off to the park for some fun, especially the Steven highlight, kids races :) And then the pool for swimming and money dive.

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Then we implemented some intense Rowley Family Minute-To-Win-It Action

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And ended the evening with Firecracker cupcakes and lovely fireworks.  Ah, I love the 4th. Hooray for America, and Thank You to all the wonderful Troops Who are Out Serving (Particularly the 222 National Guard unit whom a few of my friends have husbands currently serving! Love them!)

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Brett and Marisha said...

Oh man! That looks like a great time! We will have to try the minute to win it stuff sometime cause that would be a blast!! :)

gabegen said...

that's a huge PR/personal record on that course!

relay schmelay, you're ready.