July is the month of birthdays! Our family always has a crazy July as we celebrate the birth of Aunt Lisa, Uncle Matt, Cousin Lizzie, Jake, Logan, Aunt Jenn, Uncle Tom, and Papa Whitmill. What a month! Jake and Logan have back to back birthdays which usually require two party themes, two cakes, etc. Luckily this year my boys were able to reach a consensus and we enjoyed a Toy Story 3 birthday party. Thanks to all for making it a fantastic celebration!!!
I can hardly believe that my first born is eight years old! The highlight of our weekend was the opportunity to see Jake as he made a choice to be baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so proud of the choice he has made to follow Jesus Christ. He is a wonderful, kind, and loving son and brother. We love him so!
The 4th of July is one of my favorite Holidays. I feel so blessed to live in a country where I have so much freedom. I am especially grateful to be able to worship God openly, and even share my beliefs with others. I am so thankful for those who have fought over many years past so that we could be free, and retain that freedom. The 4th of July is a great time for fireworks and family, but most of all I time to remember and be grateful!
Each year we plant a garden in our backyard, and we also help papa plant his many tomatoes. It is always a fun and exciting time. No matter what their age the children love to plant and then carefully attend to their own plants. I love the pride in their eyes when the plant finally produces fruit, and the joy in their smile when they eat it. I love watching my little ones grow! I have so much joy as I see the ways they have changed over the years. Hope you enjoy a look at our garden, now and in years past!