Days of planning...
days of cooking, cleaning up, readying the farm for guests...
paying attention to every detail.
All is done in hopes that family and friends feel the love that goes into an event
like our 4th of July picnic.
It is a lot of work; but it is a labor of love...
so no burden is felt in working through the long list of tasks.
Though hot and humid, the weather generally cooperated with our weekend plans.
Storms passed by us. No rain fell.
Welcomed breezes blew.
The farm was in full bloom - the vegetable garden bursting at its seams -
the perfect time for a celebration on a big scale.
Big kids had fun with colorful smoke bombs as well as
having free range all over the farm.
It was a day of smiles, and laughter...
games and conversation...
too much delicious food...
cakes and singing...
lots and lots of "go-go's" in honor of our big 2-year-old.
Little Easton shares a birthday with Dr. Becky,
so, the singing and cakes were doubled.
It isn't often that everyone in our family can make it to a picnic.
We were so happy to have Ryan and Bekah (our newlyweds from North Carolina)
join us for the holiday.
We are so very fortunate to have a family that enjoys each other's company
to the fullest.