Saturday, July 4, 2009

Long weekend





Okay, so all of these pictures are really from yesterday. We've had piles of adventures this weekend. We live in the greatest place and we have the most amazing friends and while I'm not usually a flag-on-my-sleeve kind of patriot, we have a most fantastic life (for which I am constantly grateful) and that is why I love America. My grandmother and her family fled a country where government officials burned her house down, where they let babies be born in snowy ditches, where they laughed at the sorrows of her circumstances. Now I work for a government who gives me a three-day weekend to teach my girls about new flavors of ice cream; to watch flamenco dancers perform with purple shoes in the middle of a forest; to eat grilled corn-on-the-cob and red-white-and-blue popsicles and to sit together with their friends, whom they clutch with mutual delight and terror at the splendor of fireworks. Happy 4th. Pin It