Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Independence Day....

It was just what it should be.

My favorite holiday by far! Loved every bit of this year.  My family started off by going to the rodeo on Saturday night.  Everyone but Sarah was there, I was in heaven. I didn't get any pictures, but it was a great rodeo.  It was Jeremiah's first rodeo, thank goodness it was a good one.  I think I've got him sold. 

Sunday was celebrated by singing patriotic hymns in church....I love them!

Monday started off with a breakfast with the cul-de-sac.  We were teased with rain but was "showered" with good company.  I have loved where I live for the past 18+ years, and still do. We have wonderful neighbors.
Then we headed over to the West Jordan parade.  I wish I could say this was one of the best I've ever been to, it was ok, but not what it used to be.  It was still fun to get out and celebrate with the community.
Then Jeremiah and I went over to his house for a BBQ, when we got there Reagan was setting up a huge slip and slide.  I wasn't going to miss out on the fun! Jeremiah found some clothes for me to wear and I joined the gang.  We had to  put some dish soap on it to make it slippery and that it was.  We had different competitions...I won for the slowest....go figure.  It was great.  We had a delicious BBQ then Jeremiah came back to my house for a little before BULL RIDER'S ONLY RODEO.
I was so excited. Like I said I think I Jeremiah sold on rodeos.  We got a good deal on tickets and we were ready to rumble.

"The Star Spangled Banner" I LOVE AMERICA



Out of 35 rides only 2 cowboys got a qualified ride.  Bull=33 Cowboys=2.  The bulls won.  I had never seen bulls buck like these bulls were bucking.  



It amazes me how the "bull fighters" put their life on the line ever single ride.  And I witness them save lives that night.  It was amazing!

Following the rodeo were the long awaited fireworks.  And they did not disappoint.  I took these with my iPod so they aren't the best quality.







In all the whole holiday was just dreamy filled with family, friends, fireworks and freedom.  I was reminded countless times how blessed I am to live in this country where we have so many freedoms, especially the freedom of religion.  In God We Trust!  I'm grateful to all those who are currently serving for this great nation.  God Bless America!



It was also wonderful to share this holiday with my love...Jeremiah Wing.


1 comment:

Jen said...

Holidays are always better when you have someone you love to share them with. I love rodeos too. I'm glad you nudged your fella into them. They are super fun.