Anyway, this year our fireworks were quite spectacular.
"oh no, don't burn me! Don't burn me!"
I know it's not a great picture, but Mason (our budding photographer) shot it so of course I had to use it.
Actually, we did our family fireworks on the 5th because Matt and I spent the 4th elsewhere.
The day started at the Tabernacle with a patriotic commemoration. Even with the out of tune bugle solos and screeching sopranos, the program was still managed to move me. When they recognized all those who had or were serving in the military, it kind of choked me up.
The only awkward moment for me was when the local Pavaroti wanna-be broke into a version of this song. It was just toooo sappy.
With lines like:
NOW I’M CHALLENGED BY TYRANTS
WHO ENVY MY POWER
BUT THEIR VICIOUS DEEDS
BECOME MY FINEST HOUR
I’M AMERICA DON’T TREAD ON ME
I’M AMERICA YES AMERICA IS MY NAME
I'm sorry I couldn't help it, I giggled. In fact, I had to put my hand over my mouth and look at my lap the entire time just to keep myself from laughing out loud. I don't know, maybe I'm jaded. As corny as I am, it was just too over the top for me.
It was a great day in middle America. I think this might have been the first 4th of July in which I spent the day celebrating what it the day is really about. I hope we can do it again next year.
3 1/2 inch blocks together to make 20 larger blocks which I will sew together to make the quilt top.
As far as the flood clean up, it has turned into a much bigger job. We decided to take out an un-needed closet thus giving me a much less awkward space to work in. We start the demo tonight.
Of course, there will be pictures.