yes, i know this is an obscene amount of photos. you should see how many i didn't post. anyway, this july fourth we did thing something a little different. we opted out of the traditional bbq's with friends and took the littles to rock ledge ranch for an old fashioned celebration. it's an old historic non-profit living history farm and museum. we got to walk through the reenactment of a revolutionary war camp, watch the flag raised by soldiers and salute it while a brass band played the national anthem, meet abe lincoln and play carnival games in a barn. it was so dang fun. there were endless fun activities to do and sights to see. we went out for lunch and frozen yogurt before heading home to sleep the rest of the day away. sadly, no fireworks this year due to the recent fires. all in all, it was a great day with just our little family. we kinda like it that way. hope you had a great independence day!