We spent Canada day with the Dreberts. We went to a local parade then to a war reenactment which was really neat. After we went to Dreberts to enjoy the weather…water guns, lemonade, croquet. It was a great day!
A few days later we had our own mini-celebration of the Fourth of July! I put a few American flag decorations up, the kids had their festive outfits on and we even made the traditional red and blue fruit pizza.
As we read in our Kisses from Katie book (about a modern-day missionary girl in Uganda) the morning of July 4th, we were deeply reminded of how much we have to be thankful for with the freedoms we have in the United States and Canada. We are very blessed and sheltered from many calamities people of the world find normal.
We reminisced about Galena, Illinois….where we usually celebrate for the Fourth of July. We have fond memories of that quant, little town. But we are creating new memories, enjoying the new culture in which we live.