Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth Festivities

This 4th of July, we put on our red, white, and blue and took a minivan trip (yikes!) to visit some family and eat up some barbecue.  The only thing that could have made us more American is if we jammed out to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." while pounding some icy cold ones as fireworks shot off into the distance.  Actually, President Whitmore's speech from Independence Day is about as American as it gets.  That guy really knew how to pump up a crowd.   He was probably reelected unopposed.

Alas, we have a finicky baby who only took a 40 minutes nap today and so we called it a night at 5 p.m. and turned her sound machine up as loud as it goes so I don't develop a passive aggressive attitude towards my neighbors for waking my baby with their fireworks.  (Just kidding--my neighbors are actually really nice.)

Happy Independence Day to everyone, especially to our soldiers and their families whose sacrifice is a continual reminder that the best expression of freedom is to freely serve one's country.