Thursday, July 3, 2014

How do you celebrate?

Let’s Party!

Tuesday was Canada Day, a national holiday and a really good excuse to paint your face red and white if that’s your kind of thing.  There were the spectacular fireworks and a big turnout of people on Parliament Hill in our capital city.  With over a hundred thousand people up on 'the hill' for music and fireworks, we'll confess we're happier at home. 

Victoria took this shot in the nearby village of Osgoode!

The flags are still out in our neighborhood and people celebrate with barbecues, family gatherings and flags flapping from car windows.  Everything is closed in our community except for one drugstore.   

We're not crazy about the hats but we sure love the PARTY!

We like to celebrate with a family mid-day barbecue  We are heavy on little kids and small dogs and lots of  desserts. Sometimes I think these things define us, along with some flag waving.
July 1 has always been a special day in our family: it was my parents’ anniversary and there is emotional significance for my husband and me as well.  We’re sentimental types.

I treasure national holidays. They remind me to step away from the computer, relax and laugh and enjoy family and the outdoors.  Yesterday was a perfect day for us with family from my ninety-one year old mother in law to one month-old Ella, and the latest grand-dog, a tiny Yorkie called Money. 

I wish you all a wonderful day of celebrations tomorrow wherever you are.  I hope there are kids and dogs and food in your celebration, but most of all I hope you celebrate July 4th your way whether it’s with a party or with a good book.  Of course, we celebrated with a good book after our guests left!  

Happy happy!  I’d love to know what you have planned, my friends.