July 4th at the Hibbard Home
Technical problems figured out and solved. Yay! And now, for the blog post…
Just for the record, I am completely convinced I have HIDD – Holiday Idea Deficiency Disorder. Every time a holiday rolls around I'm firmly convinced that I’ll finally have it all together and we’ll do something creatively fun like my friends. But, it never comes. Nope – I just draw a blank.
So, along comes Independence Day and there’s nothing there. Again. I was pretty discouraged and frustrated (and tearful – yes, I’ll admit it) yesterday afternoon. But, somehow through the course of the evening, everything fell into place for a wonderful, fun family celebration. I told Doug I think that’s the secret – it’s just got to fall into place almost on its own!
Sunday afternoon rolled around and we realized we had much less charcoal than we thought. So, we piled in the van and headed to Wal-Mart for charcoal. While we were there we grabbed some ingredients for a patriotic red, white, yellow, and blue fruit pizza too!
When everything was done, we headed to the back with our indoor picnic and turned on PBS to watch A Capitol 4th. All five of us enjoyed the music (especially the bands and orchestra!) and the fireworks.
Not bad for a spur of the moment family party! And, to top it all off, Doug was struck by brilliance yet again, and we have a really neat idea for next year’s celebration. Nope, not going to reveal it yet. You’ll have to tune in again sometime early next summer for your invitation to an Independence Day celebration, Hibbard style!