Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday around here. Each year the City of Belton holds their annual rodeo and parade. It is known as one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in Texas. This is the first year that my family and I have made it to both the rodeo and the parade.

The rodeo was a blast and it gave my husband a chance to dust off his boots and hat which used to be staples of his daily wardrobe. Going into the corporate world put a halt to most of that. He was so excited that he took my son to the local western wear store to get our son a pair of Wrangler jeans and his first pair of boots. It was so cute.

The rodeo was full of bucking broncs and bulls. Even the little tykes got into the action with some "mutton busting" (sheep riding.) That was quite fun.

This evening after having some barbecue with my mom and brother, we will head out to watch the fireworks. I will see if my camera can catch them. (It says it can.)

Another reason this is a special day is my late father was born of the Fourth of July. He was the real Yankee Doodle Dandy. We really miss him around here, but the great thing is everyone around here celebrates his birthday with lots of parties and tops them off with fabulous fireworks. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY FOURTH....and happy birthday to your Dad....WONDERFUL PHOTOS! :):):):):):):):):)

MJ said...

What a great way to commemorate your dad! And a whole nation jumps on board to help you! Wow!

Enjoy the rodeo! Yeeehaaw! (Check my blog later in July for K's birthday details!)

MJ said...

Incidentally, I took the hue test. I won't report the results. Let's just say that it shocked me and I now no longer blame the computer with playing with colours.

Fly Girl said...

It sounds like a fun day! I love the "from behind" shot of your husband and son. And I like to think your dad is enjoying all of the fireworks being sent up to him tonight!


MJ said...

Doh! I can't find your email address! Here's my response to your comment on my blog which is relevant to US history too:

Canada is young as an united nation. However, the individual colonies that made up Canada were older. Briefly, Upper Canada officially existed from 1791 and generally comprised present-day Southern Ontario and was a British colony. Lower Canada (now Quebec) was originally a French colony and its capital, Quebec City (which is my favorite in N. America) was founded in 1608. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were initially colonized by the French in the 1600s and then became British colonies in the 1700s (resulting in the Acadians aka Cajuns who fled and settled in the southern USA). British Columbia was settled by the British in the 1700s but didn't join Canada until 1871.

There has often been debate as to whether a province should join Canada or the USA!

Happy 4th!

letti said...

happy 4th of july! looks like a great time was had by all!

miruspeg said...

More wonderful memories.
Thanks for sharing them Annemarie.
Take care always

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