Sunday, July 6, 2008

My Second Favorite Holiday

After Thanksgiving, the 4th of July is my second favorite holiday. I love it. I love flags waving, family get-togethers, a home grilled hamburger and my traditional (Mandatory) Water Baseball BBQ.
I started this tradition three years ago to make our 4th July BBQ's a little more exciting. I strongly urge all family members to come and participate, in fact, I should open it up to anyone...the more the merrier... This year we had a couple of family members use extreme measures to get out of playing, first Mike broke his foot 3 weeks ago, then on Wednesday night, my brother, James' lung collapsed!! (James is well on the road to recovery now.)

We still had fun without them. What a fun tradition. I hope it continues for years to come. And though, I know and understand the 4th of July is about much more than BBQ's and Baseball games, we are able to do those because of the blessings of our free country. (Because you know, there are some countries (and probably rightly so) that would not allow me to run around in a swimming suit!)


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