Monday, July 13, 2009

Our Fun Fourth of July

Well our Fourth of July was pretty laid back this year. We just hung out as a family and watched movies part of the day and then we went to the Demolition Derby at the Fairgrounds later in the evening. The kids enjoyed eating watermelon there, watching Uncle Keith crash into lots of cars, and then of course the fireworks show. It was a great time, there was even a slight breeze to keep us from melting too much. Hope you all had a great 4th! Oh I don't want to do a whole post about this next thing, but our family went to Texas Roadhouse last month and put our names in the drawing for the nice BIG BBQ grill. I got a call that out of the several thousand names drawn, I was one of the 5 picked for the final drawing. So, Kenzie and I went down for dinner and the drawing, Jeremy was home in bed, he had yet another nasty seizure that morning and was not up to going out. Well, as you can guess since I am writing about it, we won the grill. We were so excited, I have been wanting a grill for a long time!!!!! It was funny because on Fast Sunday, Skyler wanted to fast that we would win it, we explained that that is not the type of thing to fast for, but he could have a prayer in his heart that maybe we would win it. So the night before the drawing it was Skyler's turn to say the family prayer, and he said this in his prayer. "Heavenly Father, we really want to win the BBQ grill, please help us to win it...unless someone else needs it more than us." I was so proud that he added that final comment to it. I went to the drawing excited, but knowing if we didn't win it, someone else probably needed it more. Needless to say, I was pretty happy that night when our name was drawn. Kenzie was singing and doing a happy dance about our "Beautiful BBQ Grill that we get to keep forever." It was funny. Well hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July, we are so blessed to live in a nation where we have our freedoms.


Tiffin said...

I love Skylers faith!! I have a few things for him to pray about for us:)

It's fun to still be able to get a little sneak peek into your lives. We miss having your family right next door!

Kimmy said...

Hooray for winning the BBQ grill! Thats awesome! Cute pictures!