I added the first disc to our queue, and as luck would have it, it arrived a little over a week ago. We watched it and loved it. We're watching the second disc right now, as I type this. Based (I understand somewhat loosely) on David McCullough's book, this series has given me new appreciation for the sacrifice, skills, and unselfishness that our founding fathers exhibited, as well as the sheer miracle that it was that a United States of America ever came to be. So very fitting for this time of year.
Changing the subject, to something semi-related, but much less pensive,
Like Christmas, summer, and pretty much everything else, I've discovered that Independence Day with a child is waaaaay more fun than without.
|I think Heidi would agree.|
On Friday, Heather and I (accompanied by Heidi, Eden, and Aunt Donna) had a girls night and went to the Freedom Fire show at the USU Stadium. Diamond Rio headlined the event, and as much as I'm not exactly a fan of country music, I had an absolutely glorious time. The atmosphere was full of fun and celebration, the patriotic moments got me all teary, the little girls had a ball throughout the whole thing, and the fireworks were spectacular. Thanks to the generosity of a good friend, we had killer seats that made it so we didn't even have to swelter in the heat. All in all, it was an absolutely delightful night.
(And, they played Neil Diamonds "America" twice. What could be better?)
Heather enjoyed it so much that it has featured in the "We thank Thee for . . . " portion of all our family prayers and mealtime blessings since then. What can I say? We're obviously bringing her up right.