"Let's celebrate America's freedom by blowing up a small portion of it!" This is how my hubby describes the celebration of America's independence. He also refers to our country as "Murica!" In all seriousness though, while we don't bleed red, white, and blue all the time, we are definitely aware and appreciative of how good we have it in this country. We love where we live and we love our freedom.
Usually I play along with tons of other scrappers that create red, white, and blue-themed projects around this time. But, since the holiday just absolutely crept up on me, that didn't happen. Oh well. So instead, here is a layout I created in July 2011 of me and two of my siblings. My brother is in town for the holiday and we'll be partying it up tonight with all things Americans love to do: barbequing, swimming in the pool, eating good (and unhealthy) food, sitting around a fire, and yes, even watching some fireworks (and blowing some off).
I wish everyone a safe and happy fourth of July filled with lots of happy memories!