Thursday, July 4, 2013

Today was the 4th of July, so of course we began our celebration with our traditional breakfast--yummy healthy pancakes with real whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries for topping, savory gourmet scrambled eggs with onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, orange juice, and, the pièce de résistance, bacon. We only have bacon twice a year: 4th of July and Christmas. This tradition started back in the days when we would get up very early and go over and watch the hot air balloons lift off, or sometimes we would participate in the 5k and the fun run, too, all of which are a part of Provo's big Freedom Festival. After running or watching the balloons, it would be midmorning, and we'd all be starving. We'd rush home and make a big, yummy breakfast. Over the years we've dropped the balloons and the run, but we've kept the breakfast. ;^)
That evening we went to see Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, and Cirque du Soleil perform as part of the Stadium of Fire. The acts were all very good, and the fireworks were amazing. Patty Davis was the MC, and she performed a very moving rendition of "Lean on Me." After the fireworks, we went over and joined the street dance for a while as we waited for traffic to die down.
I wore a very simple but festive outfit using a patriotic sweater I've had for probably about 15-20 years. Since I really only wear it on the 4th, it still looks brand new.
Star Sweater, Christopher & Banks; Navy Shorts; Talbots.

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