Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th!

We have just returned from an awesome SD vacation.  I took notes over the course of the whole thing, so next week I will be writing about it.  But for now I want to wish all of you a wonderful Independence Day.

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from the celebrations we had at my grandma's farm. Drinking as much soda as I could (Vess soda had a jillion flavors, and I sampled my fair share), cranking the ice cream maker, playing really competitive croquet, and praying that the fields weren't too dry to set off some fireworks were just parts of the fun.

Now, the fun is watching the excitement in my monkeys.  Even as we were driving home from, by all accounts, the best vacation ever, they were talking about how they couldn't wait for the 4th at Aunt D's. It is really all they have been talking about for the last 72 hours.  And I know it will be fun, and that someday they will look back and remember the great times with their family on the 4th of July.

That is what I wish for everyone...A super fun memory made this Independence Day.

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