Amid all other influences

Amid all other influences
"reaching for the light"

Monday, July 06, 2009

Celebrating Independance Day

We like to display our flag as often as others in our neighborhood. In addition, the scout troop in our ward also displays a flag in your yard during national holidays for those who want to and for a small fee. The funds are used to support the scouting program in the local unit.
They do a great job, and it is a great service. We like both, our own flag and the one the scouts put up.

On Friday at a BBQ with Mark, Erin, and family, Ruby wasn't feeling well so Erin showed her some sympathy by crying along with her.

Trying to get up close to the balloons throught the crowds, Erin goes for the photo shot.

Once the balloons lift off, they are a sight to behold. What a picture perfect morning for the balloon lift off at Provo.

Jarom with George, Henry, and Teddy watching the balloons.

The start of the PG 4th of July fireworks display. I'm proud of our little town that carries on a tradition of holding its fireworks display for the public. Even better, ever since the PG High School converted their football field to syntethic turf, the city move the fireworks down the the Jr. High which is only a half a block from our home. So, now, we walk down the the neighbors with our lawn chairs and sit and watch it with relative ease and enjoyment. We didn't have to fight the traffic, just sit back and relax.
In all the places our family has lived, I can only remember a few places where we would go and watch the fireworks display. There was Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and RAF Chicksands fete. Of course there would be other displays but you would have to drive a considerable distance to view them. Here in Utah Valley, there's the huge Stadium of Fire and of course our PG City display.

More rockets and starbursting in the air.

Erin, Teddy, and Mark watch the festivities.

Mighty starshells burting in the air was the order for the evening. We all enjoyed the show. Hope you had a great celebration.