Still playing catch up from our summer adventures – 4th of July in Idaho. Where the weather is nice enough for shorts during the day and gets just enough chill in the evening that sweatshirts are an option.

An afternoon in the park with games, snow cones, ice cream and fried chicken.

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

Followed up with an evening at my brother’s house for more ice cream and cake to celebrate a birthday, shaving cream twister, puppies, paddle boarding on the pond and fireworks.

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

I know logically fireworks are a ridiculous idea – we burn money. And unfortunately its not like a candle where you get 12 hours of enjoyment out of it. Nope. You can spend hundreds of dollars on fireworks and burn them all in less than an hour. And yet, I love them. I love the smell. I love the boom. I love the light.

I wish we had more firework holidays – Independence day and New Years Eve are not enough (at least in Arizona those are the only legal times to light fireworks)!

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

Happy birthday to the USA!

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