It's going to feel weird this year since the kids are traveling and we won't have family in town to celebrate with. One thing we can count on, however. The dogs are going to freak out at the first pop of a firecracker!
We'll enjoy a lazy day, maybe throw something on the grill. Or better yet, eat out! (Have I ever mentioned on this blog how much I dislike cooking???) In the "olden days" when the kids were at home, we'd haul out the ice cream freezer and make up a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream. This year we'll settle for a couple of very generous slices of ice-cold watermelon!
What are your plans for the Fourth? Any favorite traditions? While you're celebrating, take a moment to remember how privileged we are as Americans. Thanks to all the men and women throughout our history who have been willing to fight and die for the freedoms we enjoy.