i could not imagine living in DC, being this close to our capitol and not going down to the mall to see the fireworks on our nations independence day. i know a lot of people would be put off by the massive crowds down there. but, it actually gave me a 4th of july high! i LOVED that there were thousands of us sitting for hours, laughing, playing, eating...all for the same purpose.
but, even with all that electricity in the air, we still had to get creative with our time. here, melissa and i are our showing that we have the holiday spirit, right down to our toes!
last year was a slight bummer since illya worked late and didn't make it down to the mall in time to see the fireworks. i'm happy to report that, this year, the boys were let off early and he was able to meet us with plenty of time to spare before the show started. i'm so glad he didn't miss this opportunity again.
i couldn't resist getting a shot of the blue glow from all the cameras taking pictures of the show.
gotta' love the red...
i was so thrilled to have melissa come all the way from oregon to be here for the 4th. i'm so happy we were here to share this with her
(and we don't look too bad in this picture, if i do say so myself! =)
and here we are with our new tennessee native friends, caden and amanda
(aka "caleb" and "la'manda")
it's not the greatest picture, but i had to give them props by being able to spot and sit next to the coolest people at the mall! it was great getting to know you two. we are excited for our new friendship with y'all!
and, finally, the grand finale'!