Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July 2010

In the past, we've always celebrated Independence Day by going out on the lake, to carnivals downtown, concerts in the park, or last year...the riverfront. The fireworks are always awesome, but the crowds and traffic have taken the fun out of it for us. We decided after a two hour traffic jam in the parking lot last year that we are celebrating in a more simple, stress-free way!

We started out by visiting my sister, aka "Aunt Sissy" on Saturday night to watch the St. Charles fireworks from her front yard. Since she lives downtown, the view was awesome and the kids would rather get to see her than go to any carnival or concert...they absolutely LOVE her! It was perfect.

On Sunday morning, we went to church and heard a great message. We were reminded that our country was founded upon God and it is up to us to keep God centered within our country and lives.

After church, Aunt Susie and Aunt Sissy came over, we grilled, swam, set off our own fireworks, got rained on (of course!!), and then sat in the road and watched as the entire neighborhood lit the sky from all directions!

What a wonderful reason to celebrate...our nations birthday! What a perfect time to realize how blessed we are to live in this wonderful country and how thankful we are to the service men and women who fight for our Freedom everyday! God bless America!

My patriotic kiddos!

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