Had a fantastic day full of family, friends and fun from beginning to end.

I shot some highlights from our first Bayfield parade today (above). Deanna’s friend Natalie was with us for it and then left and made her way back to Greeley. We rested a couple of hours and then spent the afternoon with the Prothero family — great food, laughter, kids running around playing and lots of stories shared. And then, lastly, we closed out the evening at the Cusenza’s back yard with a great — and comfortable — view of the fireworks.

Gotta love family! So thankful for our freedoms and the place we get to call home. God bless ‘Merica!

Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District