Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Question of the Week...



I think I've mentioned a time or two that the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I am so excited that it's almost here!

For me, the fun begins on Thursday night with a friend's birthday party. Friday, we'll get up and head next door to our neighborhood pancake breakfast. Afterwards we're heading downtown with some dear friends for the 4th of July parade. We're packing a picnic for lunch and planning to hang out all afternoon before grilling something yummy for dinner and deciding which fireworks show to go to!

My question this week: What are your 4th of July plans? Do you have something fun going on?

22 comments:

Kelly said...

4th of July is my MOST favorite holiday also.
This year we have chosen to take it easy and have NOTHING planned. I'm so excited to have a 3 day weekend to just hang out and do something fun or nothing at all. We will probably hit a movie or two. It will still be great!

Justin & Becky said...

We are planning to hang out here at home all weekend just us and Ethan. We've been gone several weekends then VBS so we are looking forward to it. I'm thinking I'll decorate cookies or cupcakes w/Ethan and we want to go see WALL-E. Also, thinking about seeing the fireworks @ the park

Family Fun magazine has some cute 4th of July crafts for kids.

Marc and Charity said...

Nothing. Since of course it's not celebrated over here. I would enjoy some cooking out but ain't gonna happen! :( Enjoy it for me!

Michele said...

We will be on Lake Hamilton with pretty much every other Arkansan - but it will be fun!

Trish said...

we have a huge kids parade in the morning. hundreds of kids show up with decorated bikes, scooters and wagons and ride a mile long parade route that goes right in front of our house. It is so fun. The adults watching from the curb throw candy INTO the parade for the kids to pick up!

then a big bbq/birthday bash at some friends house with 60-100 other people.

then the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi happens right here in our town, so we head down to enjoy that along with 30,000-40,000 of our closest neighbors!

lets just say that by the fifth we can't wait to stay home and away from people!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

We do the same, exact thing, every single solitary year. :) Go to a family reunion of sorts. My husband's mom is one of eight, and they have "family gatherings" (ain't that a Southern term?!) every single holiday. We don't make them all, but one he refuses to miss (along with Easter) is the Fourth of July. So, we will go to that. Like we do every year. :) It makes him really happy though, he loves to go and catch up with all of his aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. There's usually about 75 or more people there, sometimes upwards of 100. Me, I just go to be with him :)

Hope you have a grand 4th!

leigh said...

Well, it's my birthday! We usually go to my Dad's in Southport, North Carolina. Dinky little town, but they put on a hugh 4th of July festival. We'll go watch the parade, check out the little town and then sit on the bough of the boat and watch the fireworks out over the water. Fun.

Gretchen said...

There's a town called Freeland which is right near our house, and they have a display, celebrating their founder's day, on July 3rd. Then on July 4th, we'll just see what display is nearest and go there.

We love the little small town parades and awesome feeling of patriotism. In a way, it's sort of like the 'peace on earth' feeling at Christmas. Everyone is in red, white, and blue, celebrating who we are and what we have. Maybe the cherries on our tree will be ready for picking. Yum! Of course then my brain goes to cherry pie. ;)

Usually, we either go to MT or have our friends come here for the 4th (the last 6 years or so). Sadly, they can't pull off a visit in July, but hopefully will see us in August.

I grew up going to the fireworks displays at City Park in Ft Collins, and then when we were married, saw awesome displays in Castle Rock (unless they were banned for fire reasons).

Have so much fun, Mer!

*carrie* said...

Cute graphic, Mer!

Lord willing, we'll be in MI with my husband's family, playing at the lake and watching fireworks!

Stephanie said...

You really don't want to hear what I'll be doing...Right now I'm sitting on a hammock, listening to the waves crashing against the rocks, watching the lightning in Playa del Carmen!!!!! That's what we'll be doing Friday too.

chickadee said...

we always have a church fellowship that day. with fireworks.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

LOVE that Monument parade...

We're off to my sister's for Ava's third birthday party--cake and ice cream and fireworks.

Joanne

Kellie said...

Swimming and BBQ. Fire works at night. I love it too!

Holly said...

We're planning on handing out Otter Pops at the parade from our church. I'll be looking for you!

Sometimes, we actually watch the fireworks on Pikes Peak from our upstairs landing. No sound, but it is beautiful!

Maybe we'll try the show in PL this year.

Leah Belle said...

On the actual 4th this year we will meet one of hubby's sister in a town 1/2 way between us and have a picnic together.

Our big festivities took place last night, however. Our small town had patriotic music on the square provided by a community orchestra and combined church choirs.

We had a potluck picnic beforehand and my kiddos ran a lemonade stand. I'll be posting about it today, I hope so come on over and read about it.

It was awesome and fun. I pray God continues to bless us with the freedom we celebrate!

Michele said...

We will be heading to the beach, a favorite of ours - St. Simons Island. We will also celebrate my son's birthday on the 3rd and go to The Pirates House restaurant (which is actually really a former pirate house) in Savannah, GA. My hubby, son, and I will run in a 5K 4th of July morning, hopefully spend LOTS of time at the beach, and then go back to the beach for fireworks that night. I hope you have a very blessed 4th of July.

Amber said...

We usually are in Missouri with Kirk's family for a family reunion, but we are staying put this year. I think we are heading to Lake DeGray and hang out all day on the beaches and boat. Then I think we are going to stay on the boat through the fireworks on the Lake. Never done that before, but have always wanted to. We'll be on the lake until midnight waiting to get into the boatramp, but that's okay!! I love the lake and I love this holiday!!

Have a good one!

Susan said...

What a fun neighborhood. I always enjoyed the Memorial Park fireworks because of the symphony.

Anyway, no celebration here. I am the only American in my group soooo. But I will be in the mountains in the Czech Republic for vacation with family and friends. It should be fun! Who knows, maybe we'll run into some Americans over there.

Kecia said...

I love being in Arkansas for the 4th, because I can go to my Mom's house. She lives on 3 1/2 acres, next to 40 uninhabited acres, and this year we'll be there along with both brothers, including the one just home from Iraq, and their families, and various other friends and relations. All of whom bring our own fireworks to set off! The hardest part is waiting for it to be dark enough, but the brisket, watermelon, and homemade ice cream should help. The last couple of years Rebecca screamed and cried through all the fireworks; I'm hoping she'll enjoy it now. Call me crazy, but I love the smell of punks and Off and sweat!

care-in said...

We always have trouble deciding where to go for fireworks.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Why, yes! Yes we do. We have a little Welcome Home Us party at some friends' house (with a pool) and our other friends from B'ham are coming up. SO excited to finally see everyone after this year.

Jenn said...

We usually get together with family on the 4th but this year it is just us. Last night we went to Addison for Kaboomtown - it was fun watching the boys get so excited about the fireworks.

This afternoon through the evening we are going to participate in our towns freedom fest celebration. They have lots of fun things to do and then end with fireworks. We are looking forward to it.
Your day sounds like lots of fun. Looking forward to hearing about it.

PS- I love your question of the week banner. Cute!