Maybe all of the holidays are my favorite. There's just nothing like having a slow day off work and school, hanging out with friends and family, and celebrating those important things in our lives. But really, the fireworks get me, and I just love the 4th of July more than any other day of the year!
Our 4th of July week kicked off with a visit from Miles. We loved having him all to ourselves for 6 days - swimming, gaming, watching tons of movies, good food, staying up late, talking, laughing, going to Brick Oven, and the shameless mocking of others were just a few of the things on our agenda. We just generally enjoyed a good dose of this character:
Man, we're going to miss this kid!
After the marathon week, we were a little worn out, but still managed to rock out some festivities. On Saturday, we went to downtown Provo, where the Printing Museum was hosting something called "Colonial Days." I wish I had pictures, it was amazing! We saw a working replica of the Gutenberg Press, got our names set in type, met Benjamin Franklin, saw the autographs of hundreds of famous people, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and several astronauts. I hope they do this again next year!
After our fun-filled field trip, we headed North to soak up some family time and celebrate our niece's 4th brithday! She had a Minnie Mouse party, it was amazing.
We gave Stella a 3 pound bag of candy. It was a giant hit with her, but my sister was not so happy...:)
After a good dose of family time, we headed back to Provo for fireworks at Rock Canyon Park and games with Jesse and Catherine.
Sunday my other niece, the newest member of our family, had her day in the sun. Siena Lee Camberlango was blessed by her Dad. Landon got to stand in the circle and loved every minute of it. We love these girls a lot:
Monday was our day off, and we made the most of it! We went to the parade in Provo - awesome parade, but I gotta say the new no candy rule STINKS.
We spent the afternoon relaxing and watching a movie or two, and then had a grand ole' 4th of July cookout! The day just would not have been complete without brats, chips and salsa, and an amazing apple cobbler made by Catherine.
When I found out the 4th was on a Sunday, I thought it was going to be lame. But it turns out that if one day of celebrating is good, 3 days of celebrating are even better! We are so grateful to live in this beautiful country, and glad that the accepted form of celebrating American culture is to blow things up. :)