Josh wanted one thing for his birthday this year- and it was to go watch this soccer game. Some great friends of ours had some tickets that they would not be using (thanks Shallenbergers!) and some great family offered to watch Evie for us (thanks Matt and Elizabeth!) so his birthday wish came true. We had a great time watching Salt Lake City beat Denver 2-0 followed by a pioneer day fireworks show. What a night!
For Independence Day this year we decided to do something educational. We headed to an absolutely fabulous event that took place at a local park and celebrated colonial America. There was a segment on the early immigrants and Ellis Island, a recreated one room school house, a bakery, artillery, etc... We all had fun and looked at Independence Day in a whole new way.
We kicked off our summer with a visit to Josh's family in Washington. It was so beautiful there that I had a hard time getting him home again! Josh has some wonderful grandparents that we were able to see also.