Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Hold up just a minute here - isn't it illegal to have holidays fall in the middle of the week? I mean, since when has anyone ever heard of the 4th of July occurring on a Wednesday? Sure, it's bound to happen every few years or so, right, but, isn't there some way for the government to change how the whole calendar-thing works?

haha - just kidding :)

Because this wonderful day that we celebrate our freedom-as-a-nation falls smack-dab in the middle of the week, that means we get to celebrate 3 times as much - last weekend, today, and this weekend.
That means 3 times as many sparklers, fireworks, picnics, and yummy food :)
Okay, so maybe this whole middle-of-the-week-holiday-thing isn't so bad after all!

Last weekend we celebrated by attending the largest event hosted in our Valley - the annual 4th of July fireworks extravaganza.
Seriously - our little tiny Valley couldn't even hold this many people, I have no idea where they all come from. 
Everywhere is where they come from. Literally thousands of people show up and flood [ha ha flood] the Riverfront Park [yep the same one that was flooded last September]. 
Last year, I remember seeing a lot of familiar faces, having worked 9 months as a teller at the bank downtown. But this year I was overwhelmed with a sense of pride: not only because I could put names to most of those familiar faces, stop and chat with them, and feel like their friend, but pride in my little tiny Valley. I love the small town atmosphere and the sense of community that was flooding the little park.

While we were waiting for it to get dark and for the fireworks to start, we played around with some light - pretty fun, eh?

And then, there were fireworks! :D

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