On the 4th of July the girls and I hung out at home, because Olivia was a little under the weather and Brian had to work. It was Brooklyn's first 4th of July and she fell asleep before the fireworks began, but Olivia and I went outside to watch with some popcorn and blankets.
It was rewarding to think of how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful country!! The 4th of July has always been a memorable holiday for me....from watching my Dad do fireworks in the front yard and family BB Q's when I was a child, to sharing this day with my little girls and getting to make new memories. It is also special to think of Brian and his part in defending our freedom. All day I kept thinking about the marines, soldiers, and sailors fighting overseas and how thankful I am for them and their service to our country.