First of all let me start off by saying that i am SO thankful to live in our wonderful country and have the freedoms that we have. I am so grateful for men and women who are willing to fight and defend for our country. And i think we often times forget about the past heros who sacrificed so much for us...without them our country would not be the same! We had a lesson yesterday at church by our bishop and it was about our country and how blessed we are...so it just kind of reminded me and made me think! :o) So thank you to those who have served and continue to serve for me and my country!!
and on to the festivities...
My family didn't have anything spectacular planned, but it still turned out to be fun! (i am just happy that i got 4 days off of work...it was a nice break :o) ) Lauren had heard about a Strawberry festival near Disneyland...so we thought it would be fun to go and see what it was like. i mean i LOVE strawberries :o) Let's just say it wasn't anything great at all...it was actually quite a joke. well i guess to what we expected it to be. it was just more like a carnival with a few booths of strawberry desserts and what not. But it was still fun just walking around and hanging out with eachother...and better than just staying home! we also stopped by this little park across the street and watched the ducks int he pond...and we discovered lots and lots of turtles! they all just had their heads popping out..it was kinda cute :o) and then after that we had to stop by a 7-eleven because we kept telling matti we would get a slurpee after since she didn't get to go on any of the rides. hehe. and i discovered a crystal light slurpee that was good! woohoo...lower points on WW :o)
so after the festival we went home and had a BBQ. yummy, like always! :P and then just chatted and spent time together. Family time is always fun!!!