On the morning of the 4th my mom and I were waiting in line at the grocery store. There was a lady in front of us wishing everyone a happy 4th of July, beaming as she greeted each person. We overheard her talking to the man next to her, telling him she was from Iran and that even though America isn’t a perfect country it’s still a blessed and wonderful place to live, better than any other country out there. We couldn’t help but agree. While America is far from perfect, we are so blessed to live in a nation that gives us the freedoms we enjoy. It’s no secret that the 4th is one of my very favorite. I become oddly patriotic because I love the excuse to celebrate all the goodness of this country; past, present, and future! AND an entire day of the 4 F’s-family, friends, food, and fireworks? Count me in.
This year we kept it simple with the classic church pancake breakfast, BBQ with some of our favorites, swimming, the downtown fireworks show, and some at home sparklers. And lots of red, white, and blue of course.
Roxy had a particularly pleasant 4th due to a visit from her brother! Aren’t they so cute?
My favorite party people.
This year I took a stab at a patriotic dessert. And thanks to Betty Crocker, I was pretty proud of the results!