7/04/2008

Happy 4th!



July 4th is one of my favorite days of the year! It was always filled with tradition as a child. My uncle lived on the parade route, so we would get to his house early in the morning before they closed the roads. The entire family would spend the day camping out in his yard, watching the parade, kids running around, burgers grilling. It always ended with the town firework display that could be seen from his backyard. Although my uncle has long passed, the house has been sold, we have moved out of the area...we come back every year for the parade. It is the best one in town!


Then afternoons and evenings are spent at The Spirit of America, which our church hosts. You stake your claim on a plot of grass and spend the night listening to music, eating 50 cent cotton candies and snow cones and catching up with old friends. The kids enjoy pouncing on a vast array of inflatables and getting their faces painted. And of of course, ending the night with the best fire works in town. There is nothing like watching an explosive display of colorful fireworks accompanied by moving partiotic music. Makes me so proud to live in this country we call the US of A!


Go Red, White and Blue!!!!

5 comments:

Brent & Jodie said...

Hooray! Can't wait to see you guys tonight!!! God Bless America!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like so much fun. Hope you had a great 4th.

Colette said...

Now that is a good looking group of kids! I love how Cullen has no socks on and Alex is hold him! Too cute!

Paulette said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Wondering when you will find us said...

Adorable...perfect!