We spent the 4th of July in Idaho with my parents and some of my siblings. (It’s been years since we’ve been in Arizona for the fourth of July, and I’m okay if it stays that way for a long time!)

We spent the day with family with a picnic in the park, swimming at my brother’s house and and evening of glow sticks and fireworks.

I love this country and I love that we set aside a day to celebrate and reflect on our freedoms. And I love the day even more because fireworks are involved. We need more holidays where we shoot off fireworks! (Spoken from a person who doesn’t have any pets.)