The 4th of July is one of my favorite days of the year.
I love the American flag.
I love patriotic music.
I love seeing the stars and stripes displayed in yards, windows, and clothing.
I love BBQs and watermelon.
I love feeling united with my fellow citizens as we all celebrate this being the home of the brave.
This year was so nice because I was able to actually have a 4th at home!
From 2007 until this year I haven't been able to have a "normal" 4th for a variety of reasons.
So this year we made it extra awesome.
First stop: the beach!
One of our ward families opened up their private beach for anyone from church to use.
So we spent the whole morning there looking for shells, digging in the sand, and splashing in the water!
After the kids took a nap we headed to our favorite pizza spot: Giuseppi's.
Then we went in to Shelter Cove Harbor because we knew it would get packed very quickly.
We hung around there looking at the vendors and listening to the musicians, until it was time to get on my dad's boat.
Things got a little rough around here.
Kameron didn't have a good nap and he was really hot and sweaty.
PLUS he's an 11 month old trying to crawl and climb on a boat that is not ideal for crawling and climbing.
But the trip still delivered us an awesome sunset, some dolphins, and of course some great fireworks to watch.
Until next year!
Thanks for being the land of the free, America!