Late this morning some new friends, who recently moved to our area, called to invite us to a Fourth of July party in their apartment. Before that, I imagined we would spend the fourth of July in plain old anticipation of the fifth: nothing special. But it was fun to get together with friends, eat some BBQ (saucy chicken from a crock-pot) and watermelon, talk about the kids and watch them play, and just be American.
For our finale- we celebrated in Capital City style. We watched a (fairly lame) fireworks show on youtube.
Actually, the fireworks show was entirely lame (still well-worth the try!), but we still feel healthier and happier for getting to celebrate a good day with dear friends. These guys sure know how to host a party and cook up some great food. It was lots of fun! We're grateful.
We hope your fireworks left encouragement and joy in your hearts too.