That best describes our 4th of July. Our son's life-long friends, David and Cissy, hosted a party on their farm. Now, for me a July day on a Missouri farm normally reeks of chiggers, skeeters and a need for sunscreen.
But last night's event turned out to be anything but. Plenty of OFF took care of the chiggers and skeeters while huge trees provided a natural umbrella. The sun's rays took care of the mud and we were left with a fabulous evening with friends and family.
I met the horses - Remington and George are both show horses. The cattle are the start of David's dream herd and I think the donkey was just pure entertainment. I took loads of photos because any direction I looked, a beautiful, serene country view caught my eye. A tour of the farm included a forest, pasture and a small lake ringed with beautiful flowers.
I met David and Cissy's friends and enjoyed the good company. Most of us took a turn on the 4-wheeler. We all probably ate too much good food and when the guitars came out, we enjoyed a sing-a-long until dark when the kids provided the fireworks entertainment.
Cissy didn't let a broken ankle keep her from hostess duties and David proudly gave a tour of the farm. The best part of the whole evening was sharing in their love for their little piece of heaven. A memorable 4th of July!