Happy 4th of July

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Typically for the 4th of July we BBQ at ‘The Point’ and then watch the fireworks in the evening.  However this year, it’s just so dang hot, we didn’t feel like sitting in the park all day cooking ourselves as well as the food.  We had a loose plan for the day, but nothing really for sure.

We woke up about 7am (which for C1 is sleeping in); and decided to go to the beach.

It. Was. Beautiful.  The water was so smooth and so clear.  There were a few other people there with their dogs as well.  Hubby thought about swimming, but it was just too cold.  The temperature was in the 80’s outside, so not too hot or too cool for the beach.  We walked out up to our chest.   It was just wonderful to be out there.  I thank God for the beauties of the earth and the joy that it can bring.  I thank Him for the blessings in my life.  There was no better way to celebrate my independence that to wake up and decide to go to the beach and do as I pleased.

After a nice nap for everyone we went out to get a few more things for our BBQ.  We had to get some orange cream pops.  C1’s car seat is now full of sand and a sticky mess.  But it was well worth it.  We picked up a friend, did a little BBQing out back and had a yummy lunch.  We put C1 down for another nap, so we could be out late to see the fireworks.

At 9pm, Navy Pier did their fireworks show, and we sat and watched from about 7 miles south at ‘The Point’.

It was amazing to me to see all the people out on the rocks and in the lake to watch the show.  This was when we first arrived, there was at least twice this many people.

While we couldn’t feel the boom, it was still a great show.  I love watching fireworks.  I heard last year someone said they saw one in the shape of the Chicago Cubs “C”.  I’m waiting for the day when fireworks say “Will You Marry Me?”  That would be awesome.

C1 was pretty beat from such a fun day.  We decided to put take him in his jammies, so that we could just put him straight to bed when we got home.  I love that his tummy is sticking out.  Thank you to those who have fought and still do fight so that I can be a free woman and have the family of my dreams.

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