The 4th of July

July 4th, 2011
I love this time of year!  I love it for so many reasons, my little ones are off for summer break,  the days and nights seem longer,  BBQ's with family and friends, and a sense of pride for living in this great country.  As my children get older they too love the festivities associated with the  4th of July, some of which scare me to death.  My husband decided that our boys ages 7 and 9 were old enough to light some little firecrackers for the first time this year, talk about fueling the fire.  They became obsessed and for a month after they would ask when they could light more.

My two little Pyros

We decided to head up to Breckenridge for the long holiday weekend.  Our family has a place up there and it just seemed like a perfect time to get away.  I of course saw this  as a great opportunity to be a part of the celebration as Mrs. Colorado, two birds with one stone. 
It all began with the Breckenridge parade right through the middle of town.  Once again my daughter and I took our place in the convertible, this time my handsome husband took the wheel.  While in the loading area we had a fabulous time visiting with all the other participants.  This was a record breaking year with over 70 floats.  It was awesome to look out into the crowd at the sea of Red, White, and Blue.  After the parade we decided to change and hit the town with the rest of our family to enjoy the many happenings of the weekend.  There were great vendor booths set up, activities for the kids, live music, and food.  The fireworks display was just the perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

Miale and I in our Red, White, and Blue waiting for the festivities to begin

My handsome driver, Mr. Colorado

Another group of float participants sporting their own created titles.
 They were so much fun and clever.