With Travis’ new line of work… I have come to realize almost every Holiday that rolls around, will be spent alone.
Last Christmas and Christmas Eve was an eye opener for me no doubt. I got pretty depressed during those days… and one thing that really made it worse was getting on facebook on those days and seeing people post photos of themselves together with their entire family… while I sat alone with my boys.
Yeah, not a great memory of mine.
In fact, that is all I remember… how hard it was.
While I do not believe we will have many Christmas’ like that one… maybe one more, at the most… I will say, in the mean time, one thing I have learned is to adjust the holidays to fit our schedule. The world around us may not do that for us :) – but we can try and make it work despite the crap hours and ‘never ending no off day’ schedules.
So since the 4th of July was out, Travis worked… we waited… We celebrated our 4th on the following Sunday.
… and you know, it was just fine.
We maybe didn’t get to go out and see a really big fire work display… but we were together as a family… and that is what mattered.
Cool thing with waiting too is that fire works were 50% off. ;-) – soooo we saved money too! hah…
Here are a few memories from our small belated 4th of July celebrations.
*Reed btw was asleep during all this time, so he is not in any of the photos below*
We started with those “popper” things, you know the ones you throw on the ground and they pop.
They were small but they were very loud :)