Our Fourth of July in Pictures

Monday, July 4, 2011

For some crazy reason, I always have really high expectations to do lots of fun stuff on the Fourth of July every year. I'm blaming it mostly on movies like Sleeping with the Enemy when Julia Roberts' character picks those apples off of the love-interest's tree and proceeds to make a picture perfect apple pie and then the two of them have a picnic with all the fixins' in her front yard. Then, like any good romantic drama, the two lovebirds are captured casually swinging together on her front porch swing appearing to not have a care in the world...nevermind her crazy abusive husband is on loose trying to find her.

Anyway....backyard barbeques with friends(for some reason they always have a retro vibe in my mind...weird), swinging on the front porch swing, classic red checkered picnic blankets, sipping sweet tea, watching the kids run around in the sprinkler. These are the things I often associate with our nation's birthday each year. Not all the stuff it probably should be remembered for, I realize, but there it is anyway.

Although we didn't do many of those things on my list this year, we did spend some good time together as a family. We headed downtown to take in the sites and see what we could get into. As it turns out, we didn't get into much though, because apparently all the activity takes place later in the evening, but we had a good time regardless and I enjoyed being with my three best boys.












I hope you had a relaxing, lazy, sit on the porch swing kind of day today.


May I never wake up from the American dream. 
 ~Carrie Latet

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