Monday, July 13, 2009

Fourth of July

Last year we were in Nebraska on our family vacation for Independence Day, so this was our first 4th of July in Texas. Texas doesn’t celebrate the holiday any differently than what we have experience in the past. They still have backyard BBQ’s, kids running through the sprinklers, fireworks, and parades.

Our neighborhood, River Oaks, has a great park and community center with tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, walking trails, and a jungle-gym area for the children. We really like to go to this park as a retreat from the city life and of course to play outside! So we started our American holiday out with a trip to the park; we went on some of the walking trails and threw the Frisbee. Later in the day Phil grilled his famously delicious chicken fajitas. I know this isn’t the typical Independence Day meal, but hey we live in Texas, and to be honest, those fajitas are just too yummy to pass up!

Like most Americans, we ended the day watching fireworks that were set to music. So beautiful! I remember the first 4th of July that I spent with Phil four years ago and the fireworks that we went to see. It’s so great to look back and think of all the precious and special moments we have been blessed with since then. All in all, we had a great 4th of July again this year, and look forward to many more.
xoxo Darby

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