I loooooooooooooove the 4th of July! We have so many fun things that we do as a family that have become traditions to us. My favorite 4th of July tradition is going to the Oakland A’s game (they ALWAYS lose but that’s not the point!) & then they open up the field for all the fans to go lay on the grass while watching a fun firework display. It’s a fun tradition that I always look forward to. This year we went together with our church & Sam managed to get 100 hot dogs & drinks from Costco for everyone to enjoy at the game. Let me tell you-100 hot dogs is a TON of hot dogs. It was definitely no small feat to transport the dogs & drinks to the stadium, but if there is anyone who can do something like that, it’s Sam.
I am grateful for our nation where we are able to be ourselves. I am grateful for a nation that lets us practice our religion without persecution. I am grateful for our freedom, our country & for the men and women who fight for those freedoms. I literally cry every single time I hear the song, “God Bless the USA” because I really am grateful to be an American. And I also cry because it’s one of the best power ballads EVER!!!! In fact, I’m listening to it right now & Sam said, “Don’t cry, Marielle.” Haha!
Here are some fun firework photographs I took while at the A’s game the other night. I got a few weird looks while I was moving my camera around in circles while taking the photos but I LOVE how long exposures turn out! Enjoy your 4th of July & remember to take a minute today to thank God for being part of this incredible nation.