I searched back through my digital pictures looking for some pictures from past 4th's:
This one was the first I could find, from July 4th, 2002. I'm pretty sure this was the first year that I had a digital camera! At least, that's where my digital pictures start.
Sadly, I can't find anything from 2003 or 2004. We weren't very good at taking pictures together, I guess. But I do have this gem from 2005:
Yes, that was the 4th of July that Marc shaved a mohawk and dyed it red. I don't think the people sitting behind us at the Angels game were very happy!
July 4th 2006 found me 8 months pregnant, but I did find this cute picture of Darci and I:
And we all enjoyed Marc's annual 4th of July jello parfait desserts:
And then later Marc and Brett put on a fireworks show for Darci and I, complete with mock Jedi knight fighting:
Last year was the first 4th of July we all celebrated with kids! Mason was almost 1 at the time and Gwen was about 4 months old. Look how adorable they both were:
And of course, Marc and Brett being their usual enthusiastic selves:
We have so many great memories of 4th of July's with these guys - both Marc and I have said that it just doesn't feel right this year! We've had some good times - all the early years going to the beach (I'll never forget Nate getting so mad at Marc and Brett over the barbeque - and the boys jumping the fences - and messing with horrible holiday parking) and all the good food and different desserts Marc would make. We miss you guys today - at least we will see you next month!
Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!