For many years, it has been our family's tradition to spend the 4th of July in Idaho Falls. This was my dad's favorite holiday and he always looked forward to having the family there to celebrate with him. We have kept up the tradition since his death 3 years ago.
We still went this year, but some of our family members were absent, including my little niece Katelyn who found herself in the hospital having surgery for a severe sinus infection just a couple of days before the 4th. She was a very sick little girl, but thank goodness is home and doing much better now.
When we're in Idaho, we spend time together playing with the fun toys at Janee's house, grilling on the George, playing basketball and board games and lighting fireworks.
On the morning of the 4th, we always attend the parade. As you can see, this is a time when photographs fail to capture the true excitement of the Idaho Falls parade. Really, we're having a blast, though! Earler that morning, Parker, Morgan and I ran in the Freedom Run 5K. Thankfully, no one took a picture of me doing that!