On the fourth Jim and I enjoyed our first Urbandale parade and fireworks. The parade lines up on our street and starts at the end of our block so that was kind of cool. I could not believe how many people were at the parade! We were doing some housework and yardwork and decided to head down so that's why we aren't looking so hot in the picture, but it was fun.
a view of the crowd once you reached the end of our street
I couldn't believe this dog in the parade!
I loved the old cars
Jim and I enjoying the parade
One of my uncles came up early so he could see some friends of his that live here so he enjoyed the firworks with us on Friday night. We were hoping we could see them from our backyard but one of our trees blocked them, but as soon as we walked around the corner they were plain as day. My friend Erica stopped by to check them out with us as well.
Erica and I
Saturday began with gracery shopping to pick up the final few things we needed and people started arriving around noonish. The whole day was awesome!!!! It was so nice to have our families here enjoying our home. We had a ton to eat, plenty to drink, and lots of fun with good old baggo and such. I could not have asked for a better holiday weekend!! Something about having everyone here suddenly made me really feel like this is home, and a home I am truly loving! Here are some pictures of the festivities.