4th of July!!! The Family Comes to Nome!!!!!

I had the best July ever. This blog post will start a little series of July catch-up posts to highlight my family coming to Nome (yay!) and the 4th of July, my WEDDING!!!! (Still can hardly believe it!) and the most amazing honeymoon I could’ve ever dreamed of, galavanting around Southeast Alaska with my HUSBAND!!!

4th of July in Nome is full of small-town charm, joy and community-togetherness. Everyone, from wee tots to elders, participates in street games, like the foot races, bicycle races, slowest bike race, the parade, blanket toss and other fun games. I’ve never seen a 4th of July like it in any of the cities I’ve lived in. :)

Heading to the parade:
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Eskimo dancing~The King IslandersIMG_3871DSCF5577

The boy LOVED the big trucks!!!IMG_3903

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Nome-style floats
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American flag pinwheel! The boys kind of stole it…but who can resist them?!IMG_1003

The kids bike racesIMG_3914IMG_3915

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The announcer on a step ladder. IMG_3912

After the parade, we lost Caleb. Of course there was a “village” of people who were keeping an eye on him and pointed toward the sea, where he had run out to the stone wall.
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Once we went down to the beach, they never wanted to leave!

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Climbing rocks–Isaac is a natural rock climber!!!IMG_1073

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Just chilling on the Bering Sea beachIMG_1047

This is a kid’s paradise!!!!IMG_1021

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These two were in cahoots with their escape plan!!! They all of a sudden took off running and laughing down the street. Looks like they’re headed to Big Diomede…or Siberia. 😉
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We all just stood there and laughedIMG_1115

Cheeky little monkey!IMG_1098

 

4 thoughts on “4th of July!!! The Family Comes to Nome!!!!!

  1. Looks like such a sunny fun-filled time! Just look what you have to look forward to next year! Have a great summer.

    • Thanks, Marsha!!! Yes, it has been. :) Haha! I know right. Trying to soak it all up now. July, August and September are my favorite months here!!! Thanks and you too!

    • Thanks, Patt! Awwwww you’re the best! I’m going to write a little post on the reception. I’m so glad you guys came to it! See you soon (I’m sure). :)

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