Sunday, July 31, 2016
Fourthof July was a bit of an adventure. We went to our ward pancake breakfast and of course the kids had matching outfits.
Then we were headed to our friend Brent's ranch to help him with some work and to hang out. On the way we got a call from a dealership letting us know that a car we were interested in was still available. We had been looking for a new van because ours was on the way out and kept having problems. We went to look at the van and since it was EXACTLY what we wanted we spent a large portion of our 4th at the dealership buying a car. There were several tender mercies that happened along with buying our new blue van. Namely, it was hail damaged so it was a reduced price but they ended up fixing the hail damage, it was the color we had admired at another dealership, and the guy who helped us with the financing ended up being one of Bryan's dad's former students so he gave us the friends and family discount on our warranty and care package. Then we drove up to spend the day with Brent and Cindy and had a blast at the ranch. Bryan helped Brent, while the kids and I hung out with Cindy and the dogs.
We ended up getting to watch some of the fireworks as we drove back into Denver after dark. Elizabeth was a little sad we didn't watch a big show so Bryan took the kids and let them each pick out a firework and we shot them off the next day.