Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July memories

4th of July has always been one of Marc and I's favorite holidays. Growing up we both have good childhood memories of BBQ's with our famililes, during high school we both remember hanging out with our friends and going to the local carnivals and fireworks shows, and then ever since the summer before we were married we've hung out EVERY 4th of July with our friends, Brett and Darci. This would have been our 9th 4th of July in a row that we hung out with them!

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:

marc and brett

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:

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And we all enjoyed Marc's annual 4th of July jello parfait desserts:

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And then later Marc and Brett put on a fireworks show for Darci and I, complete with mock Jedi knight fighting:

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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:

thumbs up for the rice krispie treats

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!



  1. Such a great post. I haven't seen hardly any of those pictures, you totally have to email them to me so that I can have them. I love that one of Brett and I eating the jello. I even thought of making it for our party with his parents, but it wouldn't be as good as Marc's. :)

    We totally miss you guys today, it is just so weird to not be around you guys.

  2. Gwen + Mason = cuteness.

    Also: The cupcakes look yummy. *wants to reach through monitor and steal one*

  3. That is so fun that you have so many fun 4th of July memories with them. I love all the pictures of past celebtrations. Those jello parfaits look SO YUMMY! Hope you guys had a fun day!

  4. Those cupcakes look very nummy! And i think i saw a picture somewhere of me and my brother Doug, you and Marc, and Darci and her hubby on the 4th of july years and years ago!! I need to go find that!



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