Yes, that is the title for this Fourth of July blog; and if you can tell me what significance that quote has to the Fourth of July, I shall respect you infinitely more than you can imagine. ;)
One thing we learned this year is that making holidays more than a day without school or work can be difficult. Last 4th of July we're pretty sure we watched movies at home and had Little Caesars pizza. Pretty patriotic huh? With that in mind, we were determined to actually 'celebrate' this year.
Now, unlike everywhere else in the world that is made for four, Utah seems to be made for fourteen plus. Every park was full of extended family and friends. It felt like we didn't meet the celebration quota and after some frustration with finding somewhere to picnic we finally decided on the park behind the elementary school Johann works for. There was a pretty large gathering under the main pavilion where the bbqs but all of them weren't being used so we took the liberty of putting one to use. So after 30 minutes we enjoyed some bratwurst, watermelon and pasta salad. It was delicious and Henry really enjoyed being outside for a change.
After the park we came home for a little bit then met up with a friend from Apple Valley (Katie Conger, formerly Kachlemeyer) and her husband Travis and little girl Peyton for a fireworks show. Henry was a little scared of the loud booms at first but enjoyed it after that. Overall, it was such a nice day to spend together as a new little family!
For the rest of our 4ht of July pictures go to http://picasaweb.google.com/Deborah.Goodwin/HenrySFirstFourth