July 4th




I love fireworks and all things summer which makes Independence Day one of my favorite holidays. It was a bit bittersweet with Firefly just leaving the day before but we had a fun time nonetheless. Ali said as we were walking away, “I wasn’t scared at all! Just a little bit scared.” For the record, she was pretty scared but she did great and stuck it out with Grandpa, Grandma, Jason and me.


Happy Independence Day!


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fireworks! They’re right up there with steel roller coasters, firecracker maki from RuSan’s, and riding waves in the ocean on a hot day. Add in a day off work, good food, and some of my favorite people and it’s a recipe for a great day. I hope your 4th of July celebration is wonderful!

(Picture above is from Nashville’s 2010 incredible downtown firework display. It’s been rated among the top fireworks shows in the country and I believe it. The long (45 minute?) display is timed with music, lower fireworks that reflect off the Cumberland River, and huge, high-up fireworks that can be seen for miles. One year we watched the top 1/3 of the show from our neighborhood, 4 miles from downtown.)