I love the 4th of July! When I was little the 4th was right up there next to Christmas... okay maybe not that great- but still great! St. George didn't really do anything too great, but we always got a new fourth of July outfit, always had some kind of bar-b-que, and ALWAYS went to my grandma's house ( which was across the street from where the fireworks were shot off) and watched the firework splendor with cousins and extended family. My sister and I would alwasy try to "call" the fireworks for our own. When my fanily lived in Boise we would always go to the Boise Hawks ( semi-pro) baseball game. It was fun to watch the game, have baseball food and treats, and then watch the huge fireworks display there. Now that we live in Utah... Mitch is involved with the Firecracker Baseball Tourny in Heber and Utah County. It is fun to go watch him play ball... and then come home, make homemade ice cream and sit on our deck and watch about 3-4 different fireworks displays. I got the kidsa new shirts ( I AM past the Old Navy $5.00 specials that we had to have every year when Mitch was little) and we are going to have some friends over for treats. It is a fun holiday and every year I always say I am going to have a big extravaganza and then Mitch gets on a comp baseball team and we end up at the ball park. Someday... but for right now I am happy with our 4th of July traditions. What are yours? Do share... living away from the most of our family I am always looking to steal some great new traditions!