What an awesome day we had celebrating our country’s independence with great friends!  We all slept in- yipppeee!  Then we had a late breakfast together and headed over to hang out with our friends.  We had a cookout and swim party with the Sheppard, Cox and Pinkston families (there were 14 kids there).  It was great to catch up with old and new friends and let the kids have a blast playing at Shelley’s parents’ house.  Below are some photos of Daniel and his friend, Kendall Sheppard.

After the fabulous time at lunch, we all came home and took a nap, and then headed out to Skiatook to TNT Ranch.  This is our 3rd year going to cook out and do fireworks with Travis and Tyler Moore.  This year some friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, Eric and Megan Linn, and their kids were there too.  We had an incredible time riding horses bareback (I’ve never done that before).  Daniel decided he wanted to race; he looks like a true jockey in the making.  The fireworks were fun, too.  Daniel wasn’t as calm about them this year as he has been before.  It took him awhile to feel comfortable with the noise, but this gave me a good chance to cuddle with him in the chair.  That’s about it.  More soon about our vacation.