the fourth of july.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fourth of July was spent with the Zoo and friends looking out at America's purple mountain majesties. It was a beautiful day spent swimming at the pool and walking through the streets of Sugarhouse in Salt Lake with all of the quaint homes decked out in Americana decor and families holding BBQ's and front lawn games while anticipating the fireworks show. As for us, we walked to Sugarhouse park, set up our blankets and grilled out chicken and fish, snacked on watermelon and popcorn while live music was playing and the sun began to set. 

Fireworks always make me a little emotional. I can't help it when they are playing music along and it's all of America's favorite tunes that make us to proud of our country. For me, the firework show is my favorite moment to ponder of the beauty of this land, and for our founding fathers, and for the soldiers who fight and stand up for our country. With everyone on the hill silently watching the fireworks, it brings a peace of mind that we are so blessed to live in a free country. I am so grateful to have a day like the Fourth of July where you can feel the country unite from sea to shining sea, and it's a good feeling to know we aren't coming together as a nation due to a devastating disaster, but instead we are celebrating a very beautiful and historic day. 

I love our country. There is no greater feeling than the feeling of being an American. 

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