|What a beautiful hot 4th of July! We spent the morning helping to get ready for our family celebration of the 4th. Our thoughts were with the men £ women who serve everyday to keep us safe and living in a free country. Our thoughts were especially with our nephew who is serving as a marine officer in Okinawa, Japan. It was nice spending the day with family, enjoying the pool and having an all American cook-out. As the day ended, we said our farewells to family, knowing that this trip was going to be shorter than last year's.