We drove up to Battle Ground Lake together and enjoyed an afternoon picnic and watching Jude get his white shorts as dirty as possible (what was I thinking??). Being in such a beautiful and scenic area of the Northwest made me so grateful for this incredible country we live in and how truly God-blessed it is. Jude was still getting over a cold and by the end of the day my back was totally jacked up, but what's celebrating the birth of our country without a little discomfort ;).
|What's funny is that he didn't even really notice Grandpa Stevens bullying him :-P|
|The women. Always a pleasure to spend time with my incredible mother-in-law!|
|The men. So nice to know we can still get them to do whatever we want.|
|Jude hated the fireworks and protested by promptly falling asleep.|
|And there you have it: Our completely and painfully normal 4th--but that just-so-happens to be the way we like it.|