Sunday, July 6, 2008

I Lurve Fireworks!

I don't know about you, but the Fourth of July is just not complete for me without some fireworks. Even if it's just a couple of sparklers in the back yard, I have to see some fireworks or I don't feel like the holiday was celebrated appropriately. So, after stuffing ourselves and our small group so full we could hardly move, we dispersed to go to whatever celebration we wanted to. We chose Snowden Grove in Southaven, because it's always a good show there.

Next year we plan on going back to the same spot we had this year, only we'll take the pickup and put the chairs in the bed. As it was, we were in the parking lot of the Parks and Recreation Department along with a gajillion other people who didn't want to walk into Snowden Grove proper.

Kiddo and I sat in front of the van while my sweet husband took over a hundred pictures of the show. Some of them were so good it looked like a professional had taken them. Here are a few for your viewing pleasure (not like you haven't seen some just like these)....

And my personal favorite...

I love the sparkly stars! This was by far the best we've seen at Snowden. Not only can I not hear the National Anthem sung on the Fourth without tearing up, I can't watch fireworks on the Fourth without tearing up. Does that make me a crybaby? Well, so be it. I admit it. I'm a crybaby. But I just get so ding dang patriotic I just can't help myself. Now, my son, well, he has had a problem with fireworks ever since he was a toddler. I have a picture of him sitting with ear protection (like the ones airline workers wear) on while sitting in my Mom's lap when he was two. He doesn't require the ear protection anymore, but he still gets a little anxious when it gets really loud, like it did the other night. It was almost overwhelming to me, so I can imagine he was having a hard time sitting in his chair, not hopping over to my lap. I loved it, though. The louder the better!

I love my country. I love how we celebrate our freedom. I pray that the Lord keeps His hand over us as a country founded on His principles. I think as Christians, that is one privilege we should never take for granted.


Debbie said...

Those pictures are fantastic. They are so clear and crisp. Nice job! We had rain rain rain all day...we did get to see some fireworks in our neighborhood about 9pm ...the illegal kind that is! Sounds like you had fun!

Anonymous said...

You're not a crybaby. Because if you are, then I am too. I always get chills when I see fireworks. Love them too.

Tell hubby that he should consider a photog sidejob. He took such great pictures.

Sounds like you had a great time.

Kat said...

Oooooooooooo! Aaaahhhhhhhhhhh!

tennislover said...

ok so yea i like LOVE your camera.....i coulndt even get mine to work to even take pictures at all that night. i was so sad. but your pictures are super pretty!!!