Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

It's the 4th of July ya'll.  Independence Day...if you will.

My whole growing up life this was a big deal.  A neighbor one street over would literally shoot off a cannon at like 6 a.m. waking up the world.  We decorated our trucks, bikes, whatevers, wore costumes and put on full parades around our neighborhood.  I mean, the entire neighborhood/ward was involved.  Then, we'd head over to the church building for some big patriotic program, followed by a lovely breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc.  Capped off by the raising of the flag and reciting of the pledge.  I mean it.....I don't remember ever NOT doing this.  It set the tone for the day.  I felt the patriotism.

These days....not so much going on.  Well ok fine, as the years passed, and my Mom wasn't in charge of the big program, things began to wane a bit.  But we still had the breakfast and flag raising.

Then, there was always the big bbq and swimming at my parents house in the afternoon.

So this year....I don't know what is happening.  We have no bbq planned, and it seems like nothing is going on.  BOO!

My kids have cute 4th of July clothes dangit, we need somewhere to go.  So, what we DID do was traipse our selves on over to our beloved 20th Wards breakfast for the 4th.  Yep, at 7:30 a.m. I put on my clothes, combed my hair, brushed my teeth, got the kids dressed and we went, and I DIDN'T wear makeup.  Mmm Hmm, feeling saucy in my old age.

There was a tasty breakfast, festive decorations and then a patriotic sing along, followed by the flag raising.  At least we got SOME patriotism goin on here.  Plus, my kids got to play with their little friends that they haven't even seen all summer.

All in all, a nice morning.  Now the kids are at the neighbors, Jere is STILL in bed and Mayzie is napping.  Should I clean my dirty house, or just let freedom ring and laize around?  Burning questions, I know.



Why yes, yes indeed I DID crop my face out. Because me at 7:30 a.m. with no makeup is just not what you needed to make your day cheerful.



WhisperingWriter said...

Happy 4th of July!

We're having a low key day over here. Just headed to a BBQ and that's it.

alison said...

our 4th was pretty low key too. partly because my entire family was 4 hours away at my cousin's wedding. i mean, really...WHO gets married on a WEDNESDAY?? anyhoo, we crashed a friend's pool all day, missed the parade because the kids refused to get out of the water, ate ridiculous amounts of food, and then ended it all with fireworks in the lakeyard. woot ;)