A nearby town has its big celebration the day before the other towns do and my friend, Teri, who lives blocks from the school where this celebration takes place, hosted the funnest BBQ/swim party at her house.
Above is Teri's daughter, Mara, and my Sarah. They sang a wonderful duet of patriotic songs!
The food was really yummy. Everyone brought something to share and then we all BBQ'd. But, the best part was sitting around talking.
This is Sarah and her poor dad, who came to the party despite a bad injury to his shoulder. He was in a lot of pain.
The fireworks were a blast. We let off some of our own and then we sat in the front yard and watched the big show above the rooftops. It was one of the best shows we'd ever seen.
What did we do for the 4th?
We slept and slept and slept. Then we saw a movie, visited with friends and went to see another, more local fireworks show.
Our favorite part of the holiday? Teri's 3rd of July party!!