Tag: small town

The 2012 Small-Town 4th of July Parade Recap

If you want to get a good seat at my hometown 4th of July parade, you’ve gotta get there early. And hard-core parade junkies like me aren’t going to let a little heat get in the way of snagging those front-row (or front-curb) seats. So this year, Husband dropped...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July, friends! I hope you’re all spending the day with your loved ones, exercising those freedoms that only America offers! If you’ve been with me for a while, you probably know how I spend my 4th of July — hanging out in my hometown, which is...

There’s nothing like a small-town July 4th celebration

Since moving to southern Iowa when I was 4, I can remember missing my hometown’s 4th of July celebration only twice — once right after Husband and I were married and we chose to stay in northern Iowa, where we lived, to celebrate with friends, and once when we...

Highlights of a Small Town 4th of July

Perhaps you were following my grand adventures last year when I shared photos and stories from my hometown 4th of July celebration. This year we spent the weekend in our hometown once again, and although Boy #1 was disappointed that The Knife Game was absent from the carnival this...

Happy Independence Day (a few days late)!

I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! I have lots to share with you about our annual adventure in the small-town celebration of our nation’s birth . . . So check back later today! I’ll leave you with this photo of a little girl who...

Just Another Small-Town 4th of July

Did you have a fun-filled 4th of July weekend? We did—and I’m still recovering! Every year we pack up the kids, the sunscreen, and the lawn chairs and head down south. Well, by “down south,” I mean our hometown, which is about 50 miles south of where we live....