I know it's a little late, but that's how I roll... We had a fabulous 4th of July and hope everyone else had the same. We went to the parade and watched Teegan & Jaysie ride their decorated bikes. We sat toward the end of the parade route so as Teegan said, "Wow, that took a long time!" We then went up to the Cherry Days festivities where the kids ended up bringing home 2 frogs, a cage and a 3 month food supply (if they live that long). Later on Jaysie, Kate and I went to Stadium of Fire in Provo with my mom and little sister. We were "lucky" enough to get tickets to see the famous Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana perform. Well let's just say that we somewhat heard her and saw her through binnoculars because our seats were horrible. The kids were happy, so I guess that's all that matters.
I'd have to say my favorite part of the whole thing was listening to the military wives talk to their deployed husbands via satellite. It was pretty touching to hear them say how blessed they felt to be in the Middle East fighting for our country. I never thought of it that way before. This year seemed to be all about those who serve or haved served our country during times of war and it finally hit home for me. I have friends and family who have been directly affected by this war and I've seen the sacrifices that they have had to make. It is amazing and I am forever appreciative of what they do for me and this country.
I love Independence Day and the excuse it gives us to spend time with our family. What a wonderful time of year!