Happy 4th of July! And happy birthday to this great country!
Our day started with the ward breakfast. The Elders Quorum and Bishopric did a great job of cooking bacon, eggs, and pancakes. Everyone else brought fruit and juice. Everything was tasty and there was a nice turnout. We found a box of old decorations and put the girls to work making the cultural hall look very festive. It was a lot of fun.
We were just lazing around when we got home when Lisa called and said if we weren't doing anything, maybe they would come over. So that is what happened. I ran out and picked up stuff to grill hamburgers and hot dogs, so we had a simple picnic type meal. The kids played in the little pool for a long time and had a ball. When they finally tired themselves out, they came in and played some more. When they tired themselves out (again!), they took baths. Once dressed in their jammies, and very tired, they headed home.
So, as it turns out, we spent the whole day celebrating. We did not do any fireworks, nor did we attend any displays, but we heard plenty! We never missed when the children were little, but we enjoy ending our day quietly now that we are "old!"