Thursday, July 19, 2012

Celebrating Independence

Independence Day is normally celebrated with fireworks, barbecues, parades, picnics, and for the Hendricksons, a family reunion! We went up to Bear River City to celebrate the Fourth of July with the Hendrickson clan. Hundreds of them. It was a ton of fun. Amber and Alan came from California and Alex and Brittany came in from Seattle so we were able to see all of Caitlin's siblings, which was a ton of fun. 

We spent the whole week playing games and hanging out with family. We got to see a lot of the Hyde (Caitlin's moms family) family as well during their family reunion and just partying at their houses. 

The night of the 4th we went to a church parking lot to watch the fireworks. We're not really huge into fireworks, but for a few minutes they are a lot of fun to watch. 

Brittany and Alex enjoying the fireworks show.

We sat on a blanket and watched the fireworks.

Justin, Lindsey, and Caitlin taking a break (maybe intermission) during the forever long firework program.

Did you know that the first fireworks were held a year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence? A few New England towns have bon fires in celebration of our country's independence. I had to research what they did back in the day so we can keep traditions alive as we move back east. Less than a month until we take off!

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