Yesterday was the day that we celebrate our independence as a nation. Somedays it still feels like we are still under that oppression, but yesterday was the day to celebrate and pretend that all is good in the world and the government isn't out to get us =P. I had a pretty good 4th. I hosted my very first bbq, and other than a few minor squabbles, it went pretty well.
Here are the three pyromaniacs, my husband, my cousin, and my brother. They kept wanting to do things like light the entire box of fireworks off at one time, but for the most part they are safe. Unlike the neighbors that kept shooting bottle rockets out over our roof. Ugh!
While they were lighting off fireworks, I got to try out my husband's camera. It has a fireworks setting on it and we were curious to see if it would really work. Apparently it does, which is really really cool.
I picked out these two because they were my favorite. We didn't have a whole lot of fireworks this year, but enough to keep the boys busy for awhile before the big show began.
I tried to take a picture of the big show, but it didn't turn out. We have the best view right from our deck. I have spent just about every 4th right on this deck watching the fireworks with my family.
The best part about being here is that we get to watch everyone else try to get home. Traffic always gets backed up as everyone tries to leave the port at once. Seeing all the lights from the cars is one of my favorite parts of the 4th.