Thursday, July 05, 2018

4th of July '18

What's worse than missing the 4th of July in Provo? 
 Being sick and then missing the 4th of July in Provo.
I'll get over this, I know.
 I did manage to get up to make giant homemade
 pancakes with red and blue berries,
and white whipped cream (see what I did there?).
Then I cleaned up and went back to bed.
A giant red, white, and blue ribbon goes to Mr. Nielson who 
made all the fun for the Little Nies on this special day.
He took the kids (and Angus)
 to the Haw river to swim and play in the water
while I slept in bed, (and then ironed a giant pile of clothes).

We finished off the night at a friend's house up the street.
It rained and rained right before the sun went down, and then
magically cleared up for a fantastic firework show on the street.

God bless America, North Carolina, (and Provo), fireworks, 
neighbors, good food, medicine for major colds, 
airplanes to bring Claire home, and new traditions.

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UPDATE on Claire in Samoa:
Working hard and playing hard.
She'll be on Saturday morning!!!