Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Our Nations Birthday

Parades, BBQ's, loved ones, sunshine, and fireworks.

My favorite things about the 4th of July.

As a kid this was always one of my favorite holidays.

We used to run around outside barefoot with popsicles in our hands not caring how sticky we got.

As night time approached the excitement intensified.

The moment the sun started to set we would be yelling at our parents to get the boxes of fireworks out of the garage. Sparklers would be handed out and all the boys would fight over who got to light the next cone out of the box.

I still love this holiday. My children have the exact same reaction I did.

This makes me smile and reminds me, again, that some of the best things in life truly are simple pleasures.

I hope you are enjoying your day.

Here's a little diddy I will leave you with. If you want you can pretend I am singing it to you in my very off key yet enthusiastic voice. Enjoy!


  posted at 2:30 AM  

At 5:32 AM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

The 4th of July is right up there with Christmas in my life.

Hope you have a great day!

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Military Mommy said...

I love fireworks too. San Diego has some awesome ones which we'll be watching on the bay tonight! :)

Enjoy your day.

Love, Michelle

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Aww.. that reminded me of when I was a kid...

We had a very Happy Independence Day as well...
It was just a tad bit hot though...
I have heard 116 and 120 degrees...?? Either way.. it was HOT!

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I just wanted to invite you to read my latest post! :)


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