4th of July has always been one of my very favorite holidays, and this year was one of the best ones yet - even though it was uncharacteristically cool weather! The reason this year was so special was because both my and Bret's families were able to spend the day all together for the first time! We had a huge gathering in my in-laws' neck of the woods, and we enjoyed TWO barbecues, homemade ice cream, games of bad minton and football, go-cart rides, swimming, kayaking, and fireworks in the rain. :) Here are some photos of our day. Enjoy!