We had such a blast on the 4th of July. Literally, it was the perfect summer day. I would have been the perfect day overall, if Nate didn’t have to shoot a wedding that day. With the rest of the fam, Jace and I went to Roaring Springs, the local water park. We had SO MUCH FUN! All summer I’ve been dying for that chance to sit in the sun and soak up the rays, and that was my day. I lathered Jace in enough 75 SPF sunscreen to allow him a trip to sun’s surface and back. I got a snow cone reminiscent of the ones Nate and I had in Hawaii, that were roughly the size of Jace’s head. After we pooped ourselves out, we headed home and showered up. We headed up to Jake and Kate’s for a BBQ, and we roasted hot dogs over an open fire. We had chips and mango salsa, greek pasta salad, watermelon…. MMMMMMmmmmmm, it was amazing. And THEN!! Let the show begin. Between the two of our families, we had purchased… WAY TOO MANY EXPLOSIVES. I found myself totally wrapped up in the fun of it all!!! That childish part of me that likes to set things on fire and watch them explode apparently has just lay dormant the past couple of years, and only that day had reared its ugly head. It was such an adrenaline rush to light a wick to one of the BIG mortars and then make a dash away to safety. We had so much fun!! Jace was not a fan of the very first firework, but after that, he seemed to enjoy the show, just like the rest of us! I’m not sure who thought up the genius idea of lighting metal sticks on fire and then handing them to small children to twirl around. Sparklers are a mystery to me, but we didn’t have ANY injuries!! Therefore…. it was a completely successful 4th of July!!
What a beautiful country we live in. I’m amazed at the freedoms that we enjoy that many parts of this world do not enjoy. It is a blessed nation… so Happy Birthday, America. We love you!