Sunday, July 6, 2014

Celebrating!!!

What's the recipe for a perfect Independence Day?

Well, let me tell you.

First you can start off with a weather that looks like this....

With highs only near 80┬║ and no humidity, it was about as perfect as summer weather gets around here. By the time the fireworks started, temps were in the 60's and a couple of us were wishing we had brought jackets.   It was a far cry from the stiflingly hot weather we usually have this time of year and it made spending the day outside downright pleasant!

Throw a couple of parties into the mix and having it be a fun and memorable day was inevitable!

We started off with a swimming party at the K's house. 

My kids had an absolutely fantastic time running, jumping, and swimming with their friends.  Ellie even took advantage of the small pool to jump off the diving board!

It was hard pulling ourselves away from all the fun there, but eventually we had to leave, so that we could go on to party #2!

At the D's house the kids had more fun with different friends...

The host family  had imported some fun fireworks from Pennsylvania to liven up the evening.  The kids were enraptured by the parachuting toy soldiers that floated down from some of them.

When it started getting dark, the sparklers came out...

as did the cans of soda that their mom never lets them drink at home.  

Eventually they brought out the "big guns" and we saw a real deal firework show, complete with a grand finale.  

We enjoyed the good company and delicious food and thought that we'd managed to completely avoid the crowds and the traffic by staying at the party until past 10:00pm, but on the way home we got caught in the city firework traffic anyway.   Oh well! 

It was a fun day and a great way to celebrate the birth of our nation!  Sometimes I complain about the direction that our country seems to be headed in, but truly I am grateful to live in a land where I can complain and that we as a people still have a say in our government.   

God Bless America!!!!

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1 comment:

annalisa said...

Yeah that weather on Independence day was seriously amazing especially for it being July!

Looks like you all had a fun day! Happy 4th of July to you!

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