I know I say it every year, but parades up here are HUGE, I mean HUGE! People set their lawn chairs out like 2 nights before the parade begins. To me that's crazy, to all these cheese heads, it's normal! Each year our church, The Ridge, has walked in the New Berlin parade, last year we did 2 parades, which went well, but taxed a lot of our people, including our band that we pull on a flat bed trailer while they play. So we decided to do the New Berlin parade again this year and to make it awesome, I think we did! We had around 200 or so people there to represent The Ridge. All you could see was a huge sea of red shirts. We were in the back again this year, which is a little discouraging because by the time we get going people are leaving, but hey, we have won every award there is, they have to make them up for us now. So the judges might be a little sick of us, ha!
Our band did a great job, our people did awesome handing out can koozies, beach balls, candy and little Ridge card invites. It's such a neat thing to be a part of, I can't help but swell with pride thinking about our people and their love for their church, well really their love for God. I pushed Lucy and my friend, Andrea, pushed Molly in the strollers, they both slept the whole time, it was wonderful! Despite the fact that parade started at 1pm on the 4th of July and it was like 100 degrees I think everyone had a great time, and despite putting sunscreen on 3 times, I still got burnt, but it's all good now! After the parade we had about 35 people over for a cook-out and firework watching. Lucy loved the fireworks, she was not scared at all, and kept banging on the tray of her stroller for me. Which I am glad, normally she gets startled easily, but she really liked them! I hope you all had a great 4th, too! Once I get back on track, I am sure I will read many of your posts about your 4th!