The Young Women in our Ward were in charge of the Float for the parade. The theme this year was, "Our Personal Family Heritage". We had by FAR the cutest float in the stake! The theme for our float was "Our Personal Family Heritage...Ohh So Sweet!" (we really wanted to put "Plant Your Seed", but decided it was a church function and kept it G rated) We decorated everything with Watermelons! We even threw Watermelon Candy! How fun is that? We get serious when it comes to our calling! Gena (our YW president) had shirts made for the girls & Sweet Pea! They looked super cute! Yours truly got to pull the float,(1st time pulling a trailer or anything behind my truck!) ! Nolan couldn't make it and all the rest of the husbands were busy with other things! I did SO awesome, well besides my brakes squeaking the whole time, everything went great!
After the parade we went home and picked up Nolan, (We got a load of concrete that morning for our new drive-way!yay!) and hurried back over for the games! Every year there are races for the youngsters, from the crawlers to age 18. It is SERIOUS business here in K-town! Sweet Pea, of course, was in the crawling race and WON!! There were only 2 other crawlers, but she still won! According to her father, "The Stewarts are Winners!!" She was very funny, she was eating every minute up. Lovin' the attention! Nolan finally had to get his cars keys out to entice her to come over to me! She was way more interested in everyone calling her name and clapping for her! It was so funny!
(thanks for the pics Manda)
(Joe knew I was taking this picture, I couldn't resist)
I really do love the 24th celebration! It is really alot of work for each ward, but ends up a success! It is nice to celebrate the pioneers trek, but also having our religious freedom! It makes me so grateful for their sacrifice and determination!