Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

My Country 'tis of Thee....Sweet Land of Liberty...To Thee I Sing....I love the Fourth of July and what it stands for. I love the fact that Russell is in the military and proudly serves our country so we can enjoy the freedoms we do. I love that I live in the United States of America. It truly is a land of opportunity.
We thought it would be fun to go to the beach today. Well - it was a good thought. Not a very good experience though. It was cold, wet and oh so windy! The ocean was a nice color of grayish/black.

Here we have the clan trying to not get blown away! L-R we have Nephi, Christopher, Donovan, Michael and Russell.
Christopher took this picture of Russell and I. Michael and Nephi are in the background climbing the rocks.

5 comments:

Eileen said...

The look on Russell's face in the last picture says it all. You just *know* he wants to get someplace warm and non-windy. Well, despite the less-than-seasonable weather, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!!! And I also hope you don't have the heat running in your house like I do. (What's the date today? July 4th? Sure. Doesn't everyone in the lower 48 run their heating systems on July 4th?) - ellie

Candace said...

Actually we don't have the heater on. We did see fireplaces going while down at the beach though! Russell was probably wishing he was in front of one of them! lol It's just a very muggy day here. Hope your fourth is a good one too! :)

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh!! I hate it that I'm so behind in reading and keeping up with my friends. Happy Birthday Candace...I'm such a bad friend. I'm going to have to put your birthday in my computer to remember forever!!! It comes so close to the end of day camp, you'd think I'd remember.

Hugs and love,

Sharon

Candace said...

Hey don't feel bad. :) Glad to see you have resurfaced from camp to join the myriads of people (okay - just me) online wanting to know why you haven't updated your blog! lol

Millie said...

Looks like a typical beach 4th. We have a joke here that the first day of summer is actually July 5th. :)

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!