Tuesday, July 9, 2013

4th of July Parade in Ely

Once again, we had the BEST time with our friends up in Ely, MN!
They are sooooo gracious to let us invade their home for the long weekend, and we are super thankful they include us in their fun.  

Here are some pics from the candy fest parade :-).

Our annual group pic prior to the parade.

Red, white, blue and sill-ay.

The definition of cute: Emma.

Our attempt at a kid shot.  Tripp (and his McDonald's minion) wanted nothing to do with it.

I have very few shots alone with this guy, so the next two pics are so special to me.

A creative shot of EJ.

Adorable Megan helping with the Young Life activities.

Erik participated in his first saw dust quarter dig.  He found five quarters!

Dane was an old pro!

Family pic.

The super adorable Madden family.

Tripp ate his first corn on the cob.  And it was a hit.

Check out these cute blondies :-)

Right before the parade...

Ole' Glory.

Mr. John waiting patiently for his candy :-)

Matt's favorite Lawn Chair Drill Team was back.  
Third year in a row...I think they're here to stay.


How cute is this guy?  Those cheeks.  

The local chapter of DD.  

The Madden's and Scott's!
We had a blast watching the kids collect TONS of candy from the parade.
But the best part was celebrating our great nation and making new memories with our dear friends!!!

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