That said, we had a great time with Marilyn and Lee! Besides just spending a lot of time relaxing, talking and playing with the kids, we did some inaugural reunion event kind of things. Initially, we were not going to go see fireworks, but we were invited to a family friend's private fireworks display. I know it would be natural to hear banjo music playing in the background right now, since we do live in the country, but this was a really nice display and they set off some mortars with reports and Disney World-esqe fire works which anyone would be proud to see.
Then, on Saturday, since the weather was gorgeous, we visited George Washington's birth place, at Pope's Creek, Virginia. It's quite the blessing to have such a plethora of American History near for family entertainment.
|Elijah and Moriah|
|The official family picture|
|8 of the dozen kids|
|Selah and Bella's 2nd 4th of July|
(Written by guest author: Mark Phleagher (Pseudonym) - It's JD.)
On a side note from Jenny, things went very smoothly while Marilyn and Lee visited, but once they headed out from the berry farm to hit the road for their next vacation spot, we left Moriah with the three little ones on the playground while we hiked down to pick some blackberries. Five minutes into our picking, Moriah calls to tell us that Selah fell, hit her mouth and they were in a blood-bath. Sure enough, we made it back to see Selah and Moriah covered in dried blood and Selah's mouth still bleeding. Even today, her lips are still very swollen and her front tooth is very lose and starts bleeding if she eats or brushes her teeth. We will see soon enough if it tightens back up or not - thankfully it's just a baby tooth (with a very expensive cap)!
|Selah pushing Bella and Elijah - not how she got hurt.|