Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy 4th of July
"Oh, beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness, And ev’ry gain divine."
~Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929)
Happy 4th of July!
Since the holiday falls on the Sabbath, most festivities this year were held yesterday on the 3rd, or will be held tomorrow on the 5th. I was still too sick to do everything my husband took the children to do yesterday, but I did finally make it to the fireworks in the evening.
Tomorrow is the legal holiday, so Mark is off of work and we will be spending family time at the neighborhood pool and perhaps have a cook-out.
You will not believe it, but today it was in the 70's, an incredible Spring-like day. It is actually chilly tonight. Such strange weather. This is the first 4th of July I have ever experienced in Utah where the temperatures weren't scorching, and I have been here 12 years.
Well, I'm keeping this post short, as I am still recuperating. To all of my U.S. blog friends, Happy 4th and 5th!