Holidays are kind of special around here for multiple reasons. First off, well they are holidays…DUH! We get to grill, which we love. We get to hang at the pool, which we love. We get to celebrate, which we love. But most importantly, holidays are about spending family time together. Quality time! B gets the day off of work and I turn off(ish) all of my devices and we just “hang”. It’s a beautiful thing.
The 4th of July is kind of extra special because it’s a day full of sparkles and as you know, I’m kind of fond of the sparkles. So this holiday was full of fun, festivities, family times, and of course sparkles. I worked the morning away, but then the fun kicked in.
First off, a little fun time at the pool with the kids!
Then the sparklers “arrived”! We started up the grill and as the ribs and sides cooked, we played! Life is good.
Bug always sparkles, but she was particularly sparkly on this day!
And Angel was all aglow (which she hasn’t been as of late…more on that later).
And the Bub was amazed by the “for real” sparkles!
And he was a chip eating fool while we waited for the feast (oh who am I kidding? He’s always a chip eating fool).
But the day and night played out well. We had fun, we laughed, and we played. I couldn’t ask for anything more! The meal was delicious (thank you Grill Master B). I love spending time with the family. And I didn’t die being unattached to my devices for the day (OK so seriously the Droid kept updating me but I wasn’t glued to the computer screen…it’s a start).
And the night ended with a sparkle….of course! Bubby sparkles even without the sparklers but they sure did add a shine to his already sparkly personality, and a smile to all of our faces!
It was a good day and it sparkled. You can’t ask for much more than that!
I hope y’all enjoyed your 4th of July as much as we did! I’d love to hear about it! It’s so important to unplug and enjoy sometimes (I know, it’s hard for me too). I’m already looking forward to the next holiday! How about you?
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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