This might be one of Nate’s favorite holidays of the year: nothing brings out the inner child in grown men more than lighting things on fire and watching them explode. But before we began our evening festivities, we decided to head to Eagle Island State Park and swim to our hearts content. Sometimes I forget, and Jace needs to remind me, that he is PURE BOY. His life is composed of rocks, balls, cars, sticks, getting dirty, throwing things and of course, eating. This fun day was filled with such simplicity. We had a little of everything that Jace loves, and a little of everything that I love: my two boys, sun, water, relaxation and some great food. In the evening, we got together with the fam for our own private fireworks show and BBQ. It was a wonderful day! Happy Independence Day!!Oh, I must mention Jace’s injury on his face. He took a little tumble at church and caught himself with his face. The rug burn went from his nose to his forehead! Poor guy! Nate obligingly took it out of this last photo, which is my favorite of the day. Those gorgeous eyes, however, are NOT enhanced. I’ve never seen anything so gorgeous.