HAPPY 4th of JULY! I love this day! July 4th and Thanksgiving are just so jam packed with fun traditions. Today, family (including Taylor and Xavier who are here for the month of July) came over for a BBQ (a not so fabulous attempt at twice baked potatoes (though they looked good), I wouldn't recommend them; brick hard (forgot about them) rolls and crispy sausages (that 'looks like Max,' my favorite)) and an ice cream sundae bonanza afterwards. Evening activities included games: HORSE (JULY 4 in this case), heated Ms. Pacman tournaments and a rainy walk (I truly am soooo glad it finally rained though) and finally firworks :O)! July 4th is just the essence of what summer is all about. The only thing missing was a swim, but there was too much cooking going on for that today.....never fear, I'm sure I'll catch up later this week! I hope your July 4th ended with a bang!