Feelin' Patriotic

I'm feeling extra patriotic this Fourth of July. I don't know if its because of all of the countries I've been visiting as of late, or the 40 foot american flag my family strung across the canyon yesterday. Probably a little combination of both. Ha! I guess the bottom line is, I am so thankful to live in this country. Every time I leave home, I can't help but think of how thankful I am to live in such a wonderful, beautiful place. This Fourth of July is especially special because us Haugen's are all together as a family for the first time in years! My sister in law Veronica just got permission to come into the country last fall (Immigration laws), and my sister Cami & her family (who live in Georgia) are visiting. I haven't seen them since my wedding last April! Hurry get the cameras out, it's a christmas miracle! Haha It's crazy having the whole gang together, but it sure feels good. :)

My Dad thought up another one of his crazy cool ideas, to string a flag across the mountains above our neighborhood for the month of July! It was an insanely stupid process, all the boys were basically climbing cliffs.. I don't know how they pulled it off but It all ended well! It could not have turned out more awesome. :) Here is a video of everyones clips I edited together - I'm so sad my Dad was on the other side of the canyon for the filming of this video, because he was the master mind behind it all!



  1. this is awesome hailey. your dad is a champ! happy fourth to you guys :)

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  3. Okay, your family is seriously the coolest for coming up with all of these amazing ideas! It turned out amazing! And so glad nobody got hurt ;)
    xo TJ

  4. That flag between the mountains is badass! Happy 4th!

  5. What an awesome idea to string the flag in between the mountains! Glad you're going to have such a happy, family filled Fourth :) have an amazing day! x


  6. Hahaha... This is awesome!!!! =)))
    I'm sure that was one of those things that unite families even more!!


  7. Gorgeous pictures! That was an awesome idea!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  8. oh, this gave me chills! and the song. perfect.

  9. What an awesome thing to do! You are one of my most favorite blogs I've stumbled upon. Awesome video. :)

  10. Could this be any cooler? Man...how American!




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