My sister and her family are visiting from Missouri,
a time for their children to reconnect with some of their Georgia cousins.
Tomorrow, there will be a lot more cousins...
... and aunts, great aunts, and uncles.
But tonight is a time for... Ka-Boom! Courtesy of my Missouri sister and her husband.
It starts with little dump trucks shooting sparks. Then they dump spinning explosives.
Time for aerial fireworks.
These release parachutes after a brilliant explosion. The goal of the little kids is to catch them before they hit the ground.
This type of firework rains down colorful ribbons.
Which is great for draping yourself...
... or covering up your cousin.
These kids, three of which are officially 'adults' now, really have a great time with one another. No matter what age.
As the smoke cleared...
and the moon rose, I couldn't help but usher up a word of thanks.
For this beautiful country, beautiful land, beautiful night, beautiful family and beautiful life.
We have so much to be grateful for this Fourth of July.
Love living in the land of the free.
Happy Independence Day,