The blog is foremost my children's scrapbook, and they decided that every single one of the following photos was completely necessary to conveying the reality of the craziness that ensued on the 4th of July festivities.
a great big ol' pot luck lunch for anyone and their guests.
Complete with judges who actually award trophies.
And golf carts.
And more golf carts.
And lots of stuff that's far from p.c.
And 1 decorated port-a-potty... 'cause what's a parade without a decked out john?
And the local fire department... 'cause who knows what these crazy folks are capable of.
And did I mention that the dollar store was wiped clean of red white & blue decorations?
And, as Tess called him, a big chicken... I mean the grand marshal.
And a Caddy Shack reenactment.
And a fishing hole.
And full grown men in high-waisted pants that they wouldn't otherwise be seen dead in.
And obscene amounts cookie eating.
And lots of our family being together celebrating.
All of my kiddos were together for the celebration, and it was a wonderful time!