Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July

(This is someones house on center street in Provo. Utahns are very patriotic!!)
Stephen is one of the most patriotic people I know. So, it doesn't seem too shocking that his favorite holiday just happens to be the 4th of July. (I'm one of those people who's favorite holiday is the one that's about to come I guess...) Since it is his favorite holiday we naturally had to do something. I, slept in, this year I was too tired to go to the Provo parade this year, but Stephen went. First thing in the morning they set off tons of hot air balloons. I mean TONS!!
The sky is full of them, and then there is a parade down on University. Stephen went to the parade, and then when I finally got up we went to the Freedom Fest on Center Street. It was fun. There were tons of booths selling things. I had "dip n' dots" for the first time. (For those of you who don't know, it's freeze dried ice cream, and it's way good.) They also had carnival rides, good food, and a type of reenactment center where there were all these tents set up with people dressed in colonial style clothes showing us how they shot cannons, etc. There was even this old woman showing us how they made lace back in the day, using pins!!! It was amazing...amazingly time consuming. On average it takes her an hour to make an inch. BUT it's beautiful and delicate, more so than anything you can find at Joann's. After that we had a barbecue with our friends Chris and Valerie Harmon, and then headed over to the local high school's field to watch the Stadium of Fire's fireworks.
Overall, it was a good day! Hope you all had a good Fourth of July!


Becky said...

Sounds like a good day. I loved the 4th in Provo. Especially since we were in the middle of everything.

linda said...

Glad that you got to have some fun. I hope that you are staying cool and comfortable (or at least as comfortable as is possible at this point.)