Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July

We had a different, but fun 4th of July this year. Usually we spend it with family in the mountains or something like that, but this year we didn't. We spent the morning in Morgan for a work party with Tracy's co-workers. The kids and I got to swim and Tracy went shooting. I forgot to get my camera out while we were swimming so I didn't get any pictures. Bummer. We had a BBQ after swimming and got to know some of the people Tracy works with. It was a lot of fun! After we were done we headed down to Provo. In March, when we had money from our taxes, we bought tickets for Stadium of Fire. We got them because the Jonas Brothers were coming and the kids, and I, really like them. It ended up being so much fun! It was very patriotic which was really nice. My kids know the reason why we have the 4th but they've never really been to a patriotic celebration. It was so cool. They had dancers from all over the state and they talked about the 4th of July throughout the years. They talked about the first 4th and about the Declaration of Independance. They showed the first flag too. Then they talked about the Civil War, World War 1 and World War 2. It was really neat. Then they had an AWESOME F-16 fly over! They started out talking about the preparation the pilots went through to prepare for the event. Then they went live to a pilot who said "Hi and happy 4th of July". Then the planes flew over! So cool!! SheDaisy performed a few songs, then they had a Black Hawk fly over and then more dancing. The dancing this time involved fire and was so cool. Everything was cool :) When the dancing was over they didn't even announce the Jonas Brothers, they just started with some drums and everyone started chanting "Jonas, Jonas". The best part was just watching Tiaree and Bree. They were so cute. The JoBros put on a pretty good concert though. My right ear was ringing though between Tiaree, Bree and the 3 girls about Tiaree's age behind us screaming at the top of their lungs! Too cute. The fireworks after were the best I've ever seen. In the middle they actually retired the huge flag they'd used at Stadium of Fire for like 16 years. That was really neat too. The military brought it in and they put it in this thing that looked like the torch on the Statue of Liberty and then set it on fire. It made me pretty emotional and proud to be an American. Then they had the fireworks finale and nature added in some pretty spectacular lightening and whala: the funnest fireworks we've seen on the 4th! Next year, my family is coming with us if we go. I really missed them and I know everyone would love to go to it! Here are some fun pictures:


dlkenney said...

I have always wanted to go to stadium of fire. One year we will make it, it looked like alot of fun.

Kathy said...

I saw the Stadium of Fire fireworks off in the distance. Looked like a great show even from far away.

kandi said...

I'm with Daphne. I've always wanted to go...just haven't made it yet. Seeing your pictures and reading about all the entertainment makes me want to make it a priority next year. Wonder who will perform in 2010?