I wanted to share our 4th of July holiday with you all. This year was bitter sweet for a few reasons. Every year we spend quite a bit of money of fireworks and have a great BBQ. We have a blast and its a holiday that my boys look forward to every year. This year we were invited to a celebration with some friends in the nearby Boulder City. It’s a party ALL DAY at the park with a shit ton of things to do. At night there is a fireworks how and then the group of friends go into a nearby dry rock bed and spend about 4 hours blowing off thousands of dollars worth of fireworks on their own. We were excited to do something different this year and share some fun times with some friends. Unfortunately with the hubby’s work schedule changing he was not able to get the time off that we would have needed to go. Reluctantly, I sent my boys to have a good time without us. I only say reluctantly because this was the very first holiday I have ever spent apart from my kids EVER! It was depressing.
Overall they had a fantastic time. They played volleyball for hours, went rock climbing and cooled off in the water features. The fireworks show was awesome but their group’s fireworks were even better. They didn’t get home until 3am and were excited to share their stories. We look forward to going next year.
For me though, the holiday was not what it usually is. My hubby spent the day working and my boys were gone. It was just (13) and I at home. Mr T came home and slept while (13) and I BBQ’d. We woke him up around 7 to eat and then headed out to watch a fireworks show. The show was fun to watch and was put on by Station Casinos. When the show was over we came home and watched the fireworks show that was put on in New York on our 47″ of high definition television. It made me sad. You see, my grandma passed away 2 years ago on the 4th of July and it was extremely difficult for me. She was a New York native and watching those fireworks reminded me of how much I miss her.
The day that she died I coped by telling the kids we were lighting fireworks to celebrate her life. Last year, I did the same. This year I was without my boys and didn’t buy any fireworks to shoot off. Depressing.
I’ve been sitting with a group of pictures and videos that I took while watching the fireworks show we took (13) to see. So I decided today that I would turn them into a movie . After all, they were beautiful. I look forward to a better holiday next year.
Grandma is gone but not forgotten!
Okay the video should work now, but I lost some of the quality converting it. Ugh
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