July 4th!

Happy 4th of July! Also known as Independence Day, it celebrates the day in 1776 when our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Now how celebrating U.S. independence evolved into family cookouts, I’ll never know. But I am extremely grateful.

Every 4th of July I love to get together with my family and friends, throw some burgers or a brisket on the grill, and make up a batch of potato salad. And maybe when the brisket is cooking, I’ll find some time to curl up in a corner with a good book from my “to be read” pile (which gets higher every time I look). I am reading Alyson Noel’s Fated at the moment, and I am looking forward to finding a few minutes to read tomorrow so I can find out what else is going on with Daire Santos.

Then there are the fireworks! Now that’s a fitting way to celebrate the birth of the U.S. I always look forward to watching the sky light up with colorful fireworks. Of course, my cats and dog hate fireworks.  So that means I have to do some serious cuddling at night fall.

What are your plans for the 4th of July? Do you have any traditions? If you are going to do a bit of reading over the holiday, what are you reading?

18 thoughts on “July 4th!

  1. Every year my family and I go to the pier and watch fireworks and eat food we packed from home. The way the fireworks colors reflect off the river is amazing:) I’m also going to continue reading Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. I’m currently on her second book City Of Ashes and I just can’t put the book down. Hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July:D

  2. Pool time! Woo hoo!

    I’m currently re-reading Taken at Dusk. And I think I’ll start UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn. I just finished reading the latest in the Witch Fairy series by Bonnie Lamer – and I LOVE it!

  3. This year we are taking the kids over to a friends house and the Guys are all bringing. Beatup cars to race around a dirt track. We bought some fireworks for the kiddos so they can light some too. My dog is also scared of fireworks odd thing is it just started last year so he will be inside. Not sure what else, I’ll. Probably be reading something too. 🙂

  4. I just finished reading Fables of the Flag by Ethan Coffee…it’s a wonderful story for this Independence Day season about a teenage boy who goes back in time to when Ben Franklin was a teenager. It was a fun, fast read. Tomorrow we’ll probably cook out, swim, then watch the fireworks.

  5. Me and my family go to the field by our house anderson watch the fireworks then go back and cook out.last year when we were waiting for the fireworks It took soo long so we were packInv up to go home and when we were in our car and on the road the fireworks finally started so we had to just watch it from our house

  6. I’m not sure what were doing yet, but we are going camping this weekend. That is always fun. I also just started reading the Harry Potter Books and have more other books stacked up to read! 🙂

  7. me and my family do weird stuff one year we wnet on a trip to one of my gert aunts house to watch the fire works but we had to come home in the middle of them so wail we were driving i was watching them get smaller and smaller till they were gone but when i got home we set our own off so it was still a wonderful day any way

  8. I spent my 4th of July on a giant cruise ship, called Carnival Fantasy. I was there with 20 of my other family members as we celebrated my grandparents 50th anniversary. They renewed their vowes on the very front of the cruise ship, and it was so cool watching the upper balcony begin to fill with random strangers coming to watch the renewal. It was so sweet! It was also my cousins birthday on the 5th! We literally just got back to my house from where the boat docked, (Charleston, SC), about an hour ago. I had a great time with my family and had an amazing 4th of July. Though we had no fireworks for safety reasons, (remember, we were on a cruise ship), we all partied until midnight on the maine pool deck. We danced until we dropped!!! HAPPYW 4TH OF JULY!!!

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