Happy Birthday U.S.A.!


The 4th of July has a special place in my heart not only because it's the day we became a free country, but it reminds me of my grandparents. Here's a little trivia for ya...Bristol, Rhode Island is home to the oldest 4th of July parade in the history of the U.S.A. It's crazy there around this time. People wake up at 4a.m. to get there spot for the parade. Smells of the ocean, clam cakes, lobster and fresh squeezed lemonade fill the air. At night everyone gets on their boats in the harbor to watch the fire works. If you ever visit you'll notice that the medians of certain roads are painted red, white and blue. Talk about patriotism, right?! That's probably what I love most about New England and my grandparents.

Every 4th of July I miss them so much. The year that my grandpa passed away he got to be the grand marshall of the parade, which is the biggest honor in the town. Our whole family got to walk the three mile parade route together. It has to be one of my favorite memeories of all time!

So, now that you know a little bit more about me, I want to know a little something about you. What's your style for the 4th. Girly and cute or comfortably cool? I'm up for both.