Sunday, July 5, 2009


Can it be a holiday tradition
that I never seem to do the same thing each 4th of July?

Josh wondered if we even had a tradition for the 4th.

After recounting everything we've done the past few years . . .
I realize we never do the same thing.

We don't watch fireworks from the same place,
we don't have a picnic each year, we don't always see our extended family.

I felt guilty . . . but then decided I'm really not the
"Keeper of Tradition" type of mom.

I admit, I wish we did more tradition things --
but it's hard to get it all organized
and match schedules with everyone.

I was pretty darn happy this year
with making last minute plans
with my parents and chillin' at the park.

I think it turned out pretty good!

(Plus a great opportunity to try out more photo taking skillz)


Unknown said...

Love the shot of the kids--and the one of Mel! Lovely!

No worries about are making happy memories with your kids. That is more important than the "traditions". We never had regular stuff to do at holidays either, and I don't regret it. We just did stuff.

Nik said...

Great pictures.....and memories! That's all that matters!

Sherry said...

Great pictures! Love the one of Melanie. You should see mine from the 4th ....uhhhh...NO...I won't be posting any.

Peggy said...

I love the shots with your beautiful kids! So cute.

Unknown said...

wow! your skillz are getting quite good :)