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by Halley Sanford June 30, 2019 2 min read 2 Comments

INSIDE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY

First and foremost, we want to wish everyone and their loved ones a Happy Independence Day! We hope you all celebrate safely!

In our family, the 4th of July is always a big event. Here are our Top 10 favorite ways to celebrate:

1. FIREWORKS

Duh! Everyone loves watching them, and the boys really love setting them off.

2. PARADES

The annual Seguin 4th of July Parade, dubbed the “Biggest Small Town Parade”!

4. BIRTHDAYS

Both Mom, and our late dad Doug, were born in July. While their birthdays are later in the month, we often celebrate them over the 4th, when we know we will all be together.

5. TRAVEL

We often plan entire family vacays around the 4th of July.

6. FAMILY

Above all, this is a family holiday for us, and we do our best to spend it together.

7. Sunny Las Vegas

This is a quirky family tradition of ours. In the summers, we like to play “Sunny Las Vegas”, which is more or less regular poker, but Cheryl is both the dealer and the MC. Audrey gets in full-Vegas cocktail waitress regalia and serves drinks. The adults love it, the kids love it, and it is the epitome of silly family tradition.

8. FISHING IN THE TANKS

While this is something that mostly the guys partake in, we all revel in the memories of it.

9. PICKING FRUIT

It’s all about grabbing those ripe dewberries and pears, y’all!

10. HAULING HAY OR POOL TIME

It’s a hard tie between “hauling hay” and “pool time”... You can imagine which one weenjoy more, but they’re both equally important to our traditions.



2 Responses

Carina Spies
Carina Spies

July 02, 2019

So lovely to read about all your tradtions! Warms my heart!

Linda Hill
Linda Hill

July 02, 2019

Love these family traditions! The ice cream recipe brought to mind my own grandmothers homemade ice cream and all the cousins taking turn cranking! And getting to lick to paddles…❤️ And fried chicken and tater salad and watermelon…and cutting up the rinds and feeding them to the hogs….great memories…thanks for reminding us about traditions!

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