Lights in the sky on the 4th of July

Just got home from watching fireworks with old friends who live here in Missouri, and made some new friends along the way. Here are some shots I took:

And on this, our nation's independence day, I am thankful for many things. Some at the top of my mind today are:
  • My beautiful family.
  • My camera and the cool pictures I can take with it. (I'd seriously marry it, I love it that much.)
  • Fireworks and meeting new friends.
  • Listening to my kids play pretend.
  • Chase demanding that we all stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance (which we did).
  • Water parks to cool down at on a hot, humid day (even though Hannah pointed out just how jiggly my legs are. Thanks, baby. Mama REALLY needed to hear that while wearing a bathing suit in public).
  • Putting together my new scrapbooking room.
  • Fireflies.
  • Good running shoes.
  • Watermelon and ice cream (4th of July staples).
  • Love, home, and freedom.

Happy 4th everyone!