Well, to be honest, I had the day off. I mean, the WHOLE day off.
No jobs whatsoever, and if you know me that's a big deal since I have two part time jobs (soon to have three).
Don't get me wrong, I'm always happy to celebrate the birth of our nation. I love our country and am proud to be an American. (Yes, even crazy crack pot liberals like me love our country- laugh if you want) ;)
But I haven't had a non-work day in weeks. So excitement.
First we went to the parade.
|Waiting for the parade.|
|Evie at the restaurant.|
The kids to a nap, I cleaned some and then got to read. Can I tell you how ABSOLUTELY nice it is to just sit and read?? And not something that has pictures (i.e. kid books)?
I MISSED IT. (and that's an understatement coming from the daughter of a librarian)
The book I read- Evolving in Monkey Town by Rachel Held Evans. One of the best reads I have had in awhile. I cannot recommend her book more. It is fantastic.
After that dinner, which was a bit strange (but that's another post), we watched a little tv and then headed out for fireworks.
|You can't see me in this picture, but I am right beside her. I was totally nervous, but really didn't have to be.|
It was fun!! Except for the few times the fireworks accidently burst over our heads. Yikes. But no one got hurt, we were always safe...I was just a little shocked. I've never shot off fireworks that large before, so it was a new one for me. Of course Mark was in his element. After that it was bedtime, and I got to crochet!!!
|One of the fountains, not a great picture...but they were really pretty.|