Probably my next favorite holiday after Christmas and Halloween. I LOVE the 4th. We head up to NJ to spend time with my brother and his family. On Saturday, they have a lake picnic for the entire neighborhood. It is incredible how many people go.
The day usually starts at 7am with a fishing contest and a Fun Run. Then there is a parade, a sand castle contest, grease the watermelon for the kids, horse rides, kids games, adult games and we can't forget about the all the food and beer. The night even ends with a firework show.
Henry is going to have a blast this year. He is finally going to be able to run with all his cousins and their cousins. Play in the lake and just be a kid with everyone. He has actually been talking about it all week. Everyday he asks if we are going to Jack's house.
We do have to remember that all this would not be possible if it was not for all the men and women that fight for our freedom each day. Thank you to everyone out there that serves and protects our country.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe July 4th!