Greetings! & BLESSINGS!
I hope you all have a wonderful July 4th Holiday with family and friends! I am thankful today for my freedoms and liberty.
My family is enjoying a fun day at home together celebrating the 4th and the start of a three day weekend with daddy. We have played games, tossed the ball, rode bikes and scooters,
watched two movies on TV (the older boys watched an Indiana Jones movie, and the whole family watched RED2 with Bruce Willis who plays a retired special agent and is on a mission to protect the USA and the world from weapons of mass destruction, and it was hilarious! We saw RED last year and it was just as funny), played on the computer, and swam in the pool today.
I have enjoyed walking around the yard and getting a few pictures of the flowers that are blooming today.
Flowers are like daytime fireworks. Wouldn’t you agree?
They explode with such beautiful colors.
I wish they bloomed more than just a week or two, I wish I could enjoy them everyday all year long. I love flowers!
We hoped for clear skies, and very few mosquitos (please God), because we planned to let off a few fireworks, let the kids use sparklers, and watch other people’s fireworks that go really high in the night sky.
If the sky is clear we can see fireworks far off that are lit off by neighboring towns and not too distant neighbors. This adds to our enjoyment of the holiday!
With so many young children in our family, we chose not to try to go out to town in the dark to watch fireworks, because it can be so busy with lots and lots of people. It’s not the best scenario for younger kids, who already afraid of the big bangs, and explosions of fireworks.
So to keep our sanity and help the younger kids not be afraid, we just planned an evening at home. Perhaps we can join in on something bigger next year, but for this year we are content to enjoy our time together at home.
We built a bon fire, and enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making smores. Thank you God for answering my prayer for no mosquitos and for clear skies. It was so clear, we could count the stars. The stars are like a nightime fireworks show in the sky every night, courtesy of our creator. It was a beautiful summer night. The stars are so beautiful and watching them was the perfect way to end a wonderful day.
Happy 4th of July!
How did your July 4th holiday turn out?