Ready for the 4th (almost)

IMG_5960 Are you ready for tomorrow? Are you planning to celebrate with your extended family or relax with your immediate family? Visiting with friends?
The plans for our 4th stay pretty much the same. We go to a nearby small town for their parade. Then we come home, and have burgers, potato salad, baked beans and chips. We watch “Independence Day” (because we all know that on the 4th, we’re really celebrating freedom from evil extra terrestrials!) Then in the evening, we buy a pizza, drive back to the small town for their fireworks show along the waterfront. It’s a full day, but full of traditions that we started when our youngest was born. Once again, however, there is one tradition that we won’t be having, and that is setting off fireworks at home. We have a foliage covered fence along the driveway that is directly across from our front door. I’d really hate for us to be known as the neighbor who set the neighborhood ablaze!
Today, our plans include making a couple of items ahead of time for tomorrow’s lunch. I’m making potato salad and Heather is making an Oreo pie (if I can, I will post this easy recipe).

I need to go prepare for a hungry family.
Have a happy and safe July 4th everyone!

Elizabeth 🙂


One comment

  1. I tear up every time I hear the President’s speech in that movie. EVERY TIME. So, here it is, in all of it’s glory…

    With humankind on the brink of extinction, United States President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) delivers one of the best inspirational speeches in disaster movie history. What follows is a transcript of that speech:

    “Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist�and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on, we’re going to survive.’ Today we celebrate our independence day!”

    President Thomas Whitmore
    July 4th, 1996

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