Isn’t the 4th of July such a fun holiday?!! It truly is one of my favorites! I love the family BBQ s, parades, festivals, fireworks, and focusing on how blessed we are to live in this free country!
Every year, for the past 27ish years we get up early and head to the city parade!! This tradition started with my awesome uncle Hal!! When we were younger we would have a big sleepover at his house with all the cousins the night before! The next morning he would start very early making pancakes on his porch for us and all his neighbors!! People would all gather out front of his house visiting and eating! Then when it was time we would walk down a few blocks to the parade route! Uncle hal was and is always serving others and making every occasion so fun!!
The real party started with the parade!! Uncle Hal was hilarious at the parade!! He would shout out all sorts of things to the people in the parade!! Nice things of course!!;) He could get the whole crowd chanting the name of the person on the float or in the car!! We would sing and dance, and our favorite was when he would dare the bigger boys to walk out to kiss the hand of the beauty queen on the float!! The boys would do it and the crowd would go crazy!! Haha We weren’t your ordinary parade watchers, not with uncle Hal involved!! He made the parade a party start to finish!! I have the best memories of the parade with my family!!
My uncle Hal won’t be there this year! 🙁 He has stage 4 colon cancer and will be in California for some treatments!! He will be so missed tomorrow at the parade, nothing is the same without him!! He is a fighter and he is seeking the treatments he needs so we can have lots of fun parade parties in the future!! ❤️❤️❤️
We wanted to share a few quick and festive 4th of July things with you!
How about this darling Flag 7 layer dip!! It’s the easiest thing to throw together but it’s right on point!!??????????????????
I layered in this order:
-shredded mozzarella cheese
topped with the black beans for the stars- cherry tomatoes for the stripes! Add a bag of tortillas chips and bam your good to go!!
I think this is adorable and it was super easy to do, so the win in my book!??
All you need is:
-small hand flag
-mod podge glue
-small paint brush
-tea light candle
1.cut flag off stick
2.apply thin layer of glue to back of flag with paint brush, and place where you want on the jar. Smooth out any air bubbles or creases.
3.then apply another thin layer of glue over the top of the flag, and let it dry completely.
4.add tea light candle, light it and enjoy!! It’s cute! It’s festive, and all ages can make one!;)
Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday friends!! Enjoy those you love, and count your blessings to live in the U.S.A! ???❤️