Monday, July 4, 2011
A few things I love about the 4th of July...
HAPPY 4th OF JULY! I just love this holiday! I love wearing red, white and blue! This is my hat of choice today - totally not kidding. Every time I wear it people think it is totally awesome and not obnoxious at all. Gotta love America!
Obviously, I LOVE fireworks and the patriotic music and marches that go with them! I LOVE the big boomers that set off car alarms or the slow fireworks that fill up the entire sky and seem to take forever to drift down to the ground. I love sparklers and the noise they make. I love the smell of fireworks! I love 4th of July sing-a-longs with the traditional folk songs like This Land is Your Land, My Country Tis of Thee, God Bless America, etc. I love the drum and bugle corps with the tin whistles! Just awesome!!
I love decorating my house for the 4th and my item of choice has always been bunting! I love the fact that it looks like the President is on his way over to join me for lunch!
And of course the menu would include barbecue, bratwursts, hot dogs, salads, patriotic desserts, and lemonade! All quintessentially American (well except for the bratwurst but hey, they are from Wisconsin!)
And don't you just love red, white and blue food? Something about a color coordinated holiday menu just screams CELEBRATE to me! The 4th of July is so easy since all the foods these colors are in season. Funny how that worked out. If they had signed the Declaration of Independence in November, we would have been out of luck!
Even two of my favorite things, the Chicago Cubs and Mickey Mouse just scream USA. The Cubs logo is even red, white and blue. How great is that? Ok so they are totally awful this season, loyalty and patience are quintessential American traits. :-)
I get goosebumps just thinking of this day and our Forefathers and the amazing history of the United States of America! And lest we not forget all members of our armed forces and the sacrifices they make everyday to preserve and protect our rights and FREEDOM! Don't ever take that for granted because it comes at a hefty price. Enjoy your holiday and God Bless America!
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