The 4th of July was a great day here at the Dickerson home. We woke up around 8:00 a.m. and got ready to go save a nice shady spot at the park for the parade. We eventually got to the park and all the front row spots were taken. Last year, we had a prime spot, but some overly excited people decided that they wouldn't be too much in the way if they plopped right in front of us, so we tried to get somewhere where that would not be possible. We got a pretty good shady spot and then took a walk around the corner to get breakfast at the grocery store. My old roommate, Meagan and our friend Whitney came to join us too. The parade started and it was pretty good. Last years was better from what we could see, but it's always fun to just go out and relax. They had 50 million dance companies in the parade and I have no idea how that many people in Rexburg want to take their little girls to dance. After we all headed to the Sno-Shack for a refreshing treat. They have sno-cone shacks all over town and we had never tried them before so I got Maui mix and Tad got Frog in a Blender. Both of which were delicious. We headed home to get the baby out of the heat for a while. Joe and Leah invited us to come play with them and their two little nephews at the park later that afternoon. They have a little water park for the kids there so Tad and I of course had to get ourselves wet. They had a guy singing in the park and little shops set up all over. It was pretty good. We had bacon cheeseburgers for dinner and then took a walk before we headed out to see the fireworks. The chamber of commerce website said that fireworks would be at the fairgrounds at 10:00 that night so we planned on just parking somewhere to see them. As we started to drive out to the fairgrounds we saw the finale and all the cars driving away. It was a bit disappointing, but maybe we'll catch 'em next year. Instead, we headed up to the temple on top of the hill and just sat in the car and watched whatever kind of fireworks we could see. Overall, it was a pretty great day!