For the first year since we moved here, most of us skipped the Hadley parade. It was a little hot for most of us, and the rest of us were just a little too busy, so we stayed home and tried to relax and finish up some last minute details for the family gathering we were planning that evening.
Everyone was due to arrive around 4ish or so. Unfortunately Aunt Myrt and Uncle Warren were not able to join us this year. But of course we had John and Mandi who have never been to one of our fourth gatherings, as well as Grace and her new husband Tim.
We were also blessed to have Aunt Carmen and Uncle Tim's adopted family come. Their littlest, Abby is absolutely adorable.
The boys and Josiah found it amusing that Josiah was still nearly as tall as them when he was kneeling down.
Always a full plate on the Fourth :)
Enjoying God's blessing in the form of food.
Everyone enjoyed looking around the farm, and the boys tried some fishing as well.
For our dessert we moved downstairs where it was a ton cooler! Our delicious dessert was angel food cake (made by the amazing birthday girl herself) or pound cake topped with strawberries and blueberries and whipping cream. Delicious!
It was a very wonderful day, and we hope was a blessing to Faith. May God continue to bless her in the future years!