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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Our 4th of July Celebration 2017

Independence Day is always  fun for us because we love  watching the parade and the fireworks .  There's an added bonus this year, the Wheeling symphony group have performed at our City.  This year's 4th of July fell on a weekday so the city   had the  parade and firework on the 1st.  We watched the parade in the morning  and then watched some parts of the Wheeling Symphony performance at the event center before  the firework have started.  
They have  different activities  every year but we only watch firework.  This year however, we thought of watching the  music group since we  have never watched them before.  You can see  a small part of their performance on the video below.

We  normally watches the firework with our neighbor family but they went on a vacation this year so we watched it  with other family friends.  The kids were excited because they got to watch it with their friends from school.
It's always fun to watch the fireworks with friends.
It was a fun little get together with friends.  The kids  passed football while waiting for the firework to start.  We also had some snacks and drinks for them to enjoy.
Last year, we were on vacation  on the 4th of July so we didn't get to celebrate it at our  new home.  This is the first  time we celebrated it here.
We did some BBQ and the kids lit up some sparklers later that night after we played tennis.  Hubby is a real trooper because even though he had a migraine, he still played tennis with us and enjoyed the meal we  prepared.
We are just starting to make some tradition for our  family so we kind of figuring it out  as we go.  Ever since my FIL died,  we  no longer  have a family get together for  special occasion.  We used to go to his house and the whole family celebrate there.
Here's a short video of them lighting up the sparkler.

18 travelers' comments:

Courtney Blacher said...

Pretty girls enjoying in their youth. They make me a little nostalgic.

Christy Maurer said...

It looks like you had a fun 4th. I hate migraines. He did a lot better than I would have! This 4th I didn't do much because I'd been away that weekend and was too tired!

Roger Willis said...

I live in a small town, and I always seem to never get info on a parade for the 4th! Fireworks are abundant, and never disappoint. The Wheeling Symphony did a great job!

Jeannette said...

Sounds like your fourth was a wonderful day. We typically don't go anywhere for the most part just because of how many crazies are on the road. I love watching fireworks so we typically will just see what we can find that is right by her house and then during the day we go and have a great time with friends.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

It sounds like you had an awesome 4th and there was so many things going on in your local area to take part in and enjoy.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

I remember you saying your husband had a migraine for the 4th. Looks like everyone enjoyed the fireworks big and little.

Pam said...

It's always hard to figure out family traditions after a family member dies. It sounds like you guys have made some fun Fourth of July memories.

Joshua Infantado said...

I’d love to watch that music performance. The fourth of July sure brings a lot of shows that we sometimes don’t have enough time to watch.

Mimicutelips said...

It looks like you guys had a great 4th. It's always nice when you can spend the holiday with your family and friends. Fireworks is my favorite part.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Fireworks are very popular in our area here at the shore. It would be neat if the symphony could play during the fireworks.

Our Family World said...

I am happy to see you and your family had a great 4th of July holiday. Seeing photos of your kids with their friends made me remember when I was that age. I love watching fireworks display with my family too.

Kita Bryant said...

That sounds like one fun celebration! I love all the options they have throughout the day. A fun family spot.

Cheichei Va said...

Cool and more cool pics for an Independence day celebration. Your kids looks so lovely too.

Yona Williams said...

Watching fireworks is a family tradition with us too for the 4th of July. One thing I noticed this year that was interesting…it seemed that the adults really took in the show more closely and enjoyably than the younger crowd.

Rika Agustini said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful 4th of July! We watched the fireworks from our front yard, my kids really enjoyed it!

Anosa said...

What a good way to celebrate the fourth of July! Such a lot of fun especially when with family.

Tomi Clark said...

Glad your family was able to get together somewhat and enjoy the 4th of July holiday. Sometimes we have to take on family traditions after the loss of a loved one

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

Looks like a wonderful 4th of July celebration! We love watching the fireworks with the kids every year.

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