A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Now here we are in Rexburg! The warm days with cool nights; the family dinners in the back yard (hooray for dutch oven--Finally!); watching movies on the big screen; running laps around the park...
One of my favorite times of the year in Rexburg, though, is the 4th of July! Independence Day!! Yea! There's the small town parade that I've always played in with the marching band--although, I wasn't in the marching band this year. This year, Celeste's husband, Mike, had us in the parade promoting his computer repair business! It was super fun! Celeste dressed up her car, we dressed up the red truck, everyone had PC Penguin papers on their backs; the kids threw candy from the back of the truck; the big 'kids' rode their scooters; Peter rode a tricycle until he got too tired...then I rode it! HA! Good times were had by all!
After the parade, we enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the backyard, followed by our annual trek down to the Falls to watch the AMAZING fire works!! :) We found our 'usual' spot was cordoned off with police tape, so we found another just as cool spot in a little island on the same offramp. It's just so cool to sit on the ground right next to the freeway! :) We set up our chairs and blankets, ate some chips and snacks, lit some fireworks, and enjoyed some time waiting around for the sun to set and the fireworks to start!
Then it was time! So exciting!! 30 minutes of NON-STOP fireworks! By far the coolest thing ever. And it's all choreographed to music. So, we watched fireworks while listening to great patriotic music. Can't beat it! I'm proud to be an American! :) The kids loved it (although, Peter fell asleep...) and we had a great time enjoying the day of America's Independence!
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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