Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Years ago, Dan and I stumbled upon a local town's Jamboree celebration and have made it part of our traditions for the 4th. This year, we went our great friends, the Wheeler and van der Swaagh families. It's very country and quaint, but chucked full; good (and bad) local bands/singers, men on stilts, chicken bbq, clowns doing face painting and balloon animals, kids games, hayrides and sno cones!! The best part is the afternoon parade that the girls loved...we decorated our bikes and rode along after the fire trucks. Very cool!

The previous night we laid out blankets, played games, ate snacks and got the light sticks ready all in anticipation of our town's fireworks display. It was a great show and everyone had a great time.

Later, when I was scrapbooking the day, it really occurred to me just how great this holiday was. Unlike many holidays in the past, it was stress free, immensly enjoyable and spent with great friends. You can't ask for more than that.

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