Monday, July 04, 2011

Independence day traditions

I've said it before:  I'm big into holiday traditions.  So here are some of our Independence day traditions:

#1  Flag raising ceremony.  Good reminder about why we celebrate.

 Of course we must wear our patriotic attire.
#2 Breakfast at the church. (doesn't ever ward have a breakfast?)
This year came with outdoor activities.  I was glad I caught this cute moment on camera.
Home made root beer.  Ok, our's wasn't that good (Lydia loved it), but it was FUN to make it

White-chocolate dipped frozen banana (with Heath and sprinkles).  Fun to make and eat.

BBQ hottie

Burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob.  Our little All-American meal

Not pictured:  Sparklers, and the city fireworks. Both a hit.  Oh, and new this year:  chasing fireflies.  
Best July 4th in a long time.  What a great day.


Chad said...

No ward I've ever been in has done a breakfast for the 4th... although we do have a ward summer party later on this week.

Good pictures, good traditions. Glad you could get that all done in your new place.

Katie E said...

Wow, you've inspired me! I plan anything fun for the holidays, but it looks like you had a great time! I hope things are going well for you in Illinois!

Christa said...

I love your traditions! Looks like you guys are having fun out there!

Nebraska Nelsons said...

So cute! Enjoy the fireflies! We miss them! Marielle