Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Independence Day - 2011

We had a wonderful Independence Day and hope that everyone else did too!!  Let us always remember the Lord our God, return to Him as a nation, defend and preserve our freedoms for ourselves and for our posterity, and also remember the men who fought and died to give us the freedoms we enjoy today!  Here are a few pictures from our day...


Sayer

Shenandoah

Sabrina and I 
(I put together a CD of our favorite patriotic songs by downloading them from iTunes.  It was a lot of fun to do and everyone ended up really enjoying it.  In this picture, Sabrina and I are finalizing the selections. :)  We were the only ones that new - everyone else was surprised!)

Stasia

Seth blowing up balloons while watching a video of patriotic songs performed by the U.S. Air Force Band.

Sienna

A holiday in our home wouldn't be the same without a game of aggravation!

The Game Board

The decorations looked great!!  My younger siblings did a fantastic job!!

If you know our family, you know that a food spread like this is pretty rare - it was strange to buy all of the junk food!  But it was a fun treat! :) 
(as a note, the hot dogs were all beef and nitrate free - so they were a little healthy ;)

BBQ Beans

Tater Tots

Happy Independence Day!!!

The cake 
This is the first year I've made one of these and I really enjoyed doing it.  It was such a hit that daddy said it will have to be a new Cochran family tradition. :)

I thought it looked very pretty and went just perfect on our patriotic plates.

Enjoying our flag cake!

Getting ready for the show

My fireworks pictures did not turn out very well, but here are a couple of them anyway!

We had a lot of fun!!!

I was going to post a neat video I filmed of the fireworks (which turned out a lot better than my 
pictures! :) but, I couldn't get it to upload right now.  Maybe another time!






1 comment:

Anna said...

Wow, that is a lot of decorations! Looks like you had fun.

Btw, the cake was really pretty!

(Can't wait to see you all!)