Fourth of July
I still miss Texas, and at least once a week long to move back, but spending the Fourth in Utah is my favorite. My dad is a master at cooking in the dutch ovens, and every year we go up the canyon for the world's yummiest breakfast. And while my dad has the food down, my mom is the best at bringing the party. Every year she has the decor, not to mention activities for the kids to do.
Then we get to spend a really lazy afternoon, this year it may or may not have included a nap and patriotic sno cones.
For dinner we have a BBQ. This year we did pulled pork sandwhiches, all the sides, and for dessert, sugar cookies and strawberry trifle. And then as soon as it is dark enough, we set off fireworks in the street.
Since we bought a pass, we made it back again. The day was cloudy and we got sprinkled on just a little, but that meant that it was cool and not too crowded. It was a really fun trip.
Float Preview Party
The big holiday here in Utah is Pioneer Day, the 24th of July. We have discovered that going to see all the floats that are in the big parade, is even better than a parade. The floats are awesome to see up close, there are balloons and face painting, and then we grab lunch. Such a fun morning.