For those of you who live in the United States of America, I hope your day has been filled with food, family, and fun - and most of all, remembrance of our nation's roots and why we were founded in the way that we were!
We've spent our day in a patriotic mood around the Miller household.
Brittany made Red, White, and Blue Pancakes for our breakfast. Yum!
Both of the girls decorated the house, inside and out, with our patriotic decorations.
Elmer displayed our American flag from the front of our house. Sadly, I didn't see a single U.S. flag or patriotic decoration displayed throughout our entire neighborhood, although people go all-out to decorate for every other single holiday around here.
Elmer and the girls drove to watch the annual 4th of July parade about 40 minutes from our home.
Elmer and I prepared some family-favorite, traditional summer picnic foods for our dinner: hamburgers, potato salad, cucumber-dill salad, chips, and Coke. This is one of the few times during the year that we all drink a soda for dinner!
My parents came over, as they usually do, for our 4th of July barbeque. Fun!
Mom brought cupcakes she'd made for the party, and we ate vanilla ice cream with them. More yum!
We all read through the Declaration of Independence together. Every year, this has more meaning for me. I know it does for our girls, too, who are growing older and can understand it more fully each year.
To finish off our patriotic 4th of July, we headed out to watch the fireworks, which was loud and beautiful. We drove about 40 minutes to get there, but that's okay. It's only once a year, right?
I hope you have all had a blessed, encouraging, patriotic 4th of July celebration of our nation's independence from tyrrany!
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