Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! It has always been one of my favorite holidays. There is something about laying out, watching fireworks and listening to patriotic music. (Although we had no music this year.) I'm so proud to be an American. And I'm so grateful for all of those who have gone before us, who fought to bring freedom here. And I'm so grateful for those men and women who still fight today for our freedoms and for the freedoms for others around the world.
This year, we celebrated by attending the Pleasant Grove fireworks show. We usually go watch the Stadium of Fire fireworks from afar, but I didn't want to fight traffic this year with a baby, so we decided to head up to Pleasant Grove. Little did I know that their fireworks show was just as great, in my opinion!!

We got up there around 8pm, and there was plenty of room, so we set up our blanket near one of the entrances. We did this so that we would have an easy get-away, but we weren't thinking of what a horrible spot it would be. Once it was time for the fireworks, all of the latecomers coming in just stood in front of us, basically blocking our view. We ended up having to get up and watch from the car. But it was fun to lay on the blanket - just Josh, Abbi, Max and I - for that hour and a half before and just spend some time together. Max was scared to death, as usual. He hates fireworks, so he hid in between the car seat and my purse the whole time. Abbi fell asleep right before the fireworks, so she didn't even get to experience her first big fireworks show. It probably had to do with the fact that we were at my sister's house the night before until way too late. But I'm sure she'll love them next year!I'm sad that it is over, but the good thing in Utah is that we still have more fireworks for the 24th of July celebrations. Maybe Abbi will stay up long enough to see those!


Ryley said...

That family pictures is soooo cute! I love it..
I can't beleive you brought Max.. Riddick would have been a nervous wreck! :)
Miles didnt even make it up late enough to see the fireworks, we didn't even attempt it. I'm excited for next year!
The pictures are so cute of you guys..

Cassie said...

I love the family picture, too! In fact, I love all the photos. It sounds like you guys had an awesome time! I can't believe Abbi slept through the loud fireworks! That's impressive.

Tangled Noodle said...

Abbi is simply so very sweet! Thanks so much for sharing such lovely family photos.

Zoe said...

these are beautiful photographs. Abbi is so sweet!

Robyn said...

You can actually watch the fireworks from 2 houses down from the Harrouns. That is where my family always watches them--you miss a few down in the trees but overall you can see the entire show! (Plus, you don't have to deal with traffic at all!)