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July 4th, Independence Day, is Tuesday! We have been talking about what to do for it this year and what our favorite memories from years past have been!
Favorite Memories of Fourth of July!
Some of my favorite memories are crafting things to display and add as a reminder of the day! The red, white and blue and the beautiful colors of the fireworks fill me with exhilaration and excitement. Family times together in a free land have always been important to me. The photo above is something I made two years ago while I was staying with Alicia after she had given birth to my grandson. Her husband was playing in a locally popular band that year in Provo and they were able to perform in the preliminary show ahead of Journey in the BYU stadium! That is an exciting memory! You can go to the directions for the patriotic wall hanging here. You can find other patriotic plans and songs here and here. Don't forget our free printable and frame idea here!
Alicia says that she loves a good barbecue and swim party on the Fourth. I am with her. Here in Phoenix, you can't have a barbecue without the swimming, or you will die. But, anywhere you are, swimming and food are always fun to enjoy together before the fireworks.
Maddy says that part of that barbecue food should be pie! Her favorite pie is Strawberry Rhubarb! We did an entire series on pies, plus we have added a few more. You can find them all here. But, Lindsey is the one who makes a mean Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie in this family and the recipe isn't on our blog yet. So, maybe we are just going to have to have her put it on here as one of Renny's Recipes soon.
Lindsey says she loves a good fireworks show! Growing up in Phoenix, we were never able to do our own fireworks. Just recently they have been made legal again. But, we would take the kids, when Glen didn't have to work, to watch one of the big shows somewhere. Lindsey says it was always exciting. Now, even if it isn't July 4th, fireworks make her feel very patriotic.
What do you love to do on Independence Day? Whatever you do, do it safely and have fun and remember to give pause and think about our free land! Talk to you next week!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!