We don't do a lot to celebrate the Fourth of July. We don't have any family BBQ's b/c family is spread out all over the East Coast. We don't attend any parades b/c there really aren't that many around here that would be easy to get to. We don't go to see fireworks b/c the kids just don't stay up that late...period.
We do try to make it special b/c it is important to celebrate our country. I often think about people who have come to our country. Regardless of whether or not they are are citizens of our country, they are usually still very proud of where they have come from. You see their nation's flag hung outside their house, hanging off their car's rearview mirror, and in some instances tattooed across their back. Whatever the display, they are proud.
I am sometimes saddened that American flags really make their appearance only around certain holidays. I wish that we had them out all the time and were really excited about showing our patriotism. Right after 9/11, people had them out in force...that has really died off and it just makes me think. It also made me sad when Husband came in on July 5th with all of our flags in his hand...I mean, I wasn't crying or anything...I'm not a complete baby, but seeing them displayed makes me happy and proud. Don't worry, you won't find me tattooing an American flag across my back or anything...I'm not that proud!
Okay, whatever, I love the USA...move on with it, right?
I encouraged the Crazies to take our flags out of the ground to get some good shots...well, some of them were good. Hey! At least they're looking in the same direction in the last shot...not in MY direction, but the same direction nonetheless!
I love that last shot for some reason...
We got crabs at a local crab place...yummy!!!! The kids didn't eat crabs...too spicy, but they were totally interested in these little creatures...that, the mallets, and flirting with the waitresses!