The 4th of July is a fun time to celebrate the independence of this great country where we live. To start with, we'd like to thank all those who have served or are serving in the armed forces to protect this great nation and allow us the freedoms God has given us. We were able to celebrate the holiday with some friends in the front yard of our house. It was relatively quiet, and when all was said and done, we didn't have to fight through traffic to get home. You may think that we didn't get to see any of the real "cool" fireworks, but alas we live in an area where illegal fireworks could be seen and heard all around us. Yes, we missed the shows synchronized to music, but we saw lots of neat displays.
Here is Sam watching a fountain firework
Some neighborhood friends eating and watching. I don't have a clue what Shaunie is doing; Crazy cuke!
Troy and his friend couldn't help but enjoy the sweet watermelon that is a necessity for any 4th of July celebration. It was straight to the bathtub for him.