When I was younger and my mom let me decorate my room – you want to know what I chose? Red, white and blue – stars and stripes! It is no surprise I love 4th of July, everything red, white and blue.

We spent the 4th up in Idaho with my family and it was an eventful day. We started the day out on the golf course – we are not a golfing family, but my kids sure enjoy putting.

We spent the rest of the day at my brother’s house and there is never a shortage of things to do.

The kids went riding. They played in the pond and made up all sorts of games. They caught fish. They had air soft wars. They ran around with their cousins and had the best time. 4th of July is always magical because it’s always an adventure.

We went to the local fireworks show – something we’ve always admired from my brother’s property but have never attended. This year was our year and we were so impressed with the small town show – totally worth it.