BBQs, rodeos, an amazing fireworks show, I LOVE BEING AN AMERICAN. We had such a great Independence Day weekend, and though I'm not really a "country girl" I have to admit that I really like rodeos. I went to my first one while living in Idaho and loved it, of course I LOVED cowboys back then too.
No we weren't "dating" but we did go on some dates. He lived in apartment 11 (yes I remember the number) with a group of his other HOT cowboy friends. My roommates and I were quite obsessed with them, yes we were. And he ended up liking me a lot too, but sadly I had to break his heart because I had my eye set on a certain Mr. Rick back home, not a cowboy but EVERYTHING else.
I also love rodeos because my dad, a cowboy of sorts, was a bull rider for a time during his single years. When the bull riders come out I love telling my kids, "Your grandpa used to do that." Their grandpa lives in our stories now and you've got to admit, that's a pretty cool story. Cool enough to make me think I should add bull riding to my fabulous by forty list, but then I thought maybe that might be a little extreme. I mean I still haven't even cleaned out my closets yet, who has time for bull riding?
And though I don't generally like country music, I have to say that I love the patriotism of country music. Listening to patriotic country music while watching fireworks brought tears to my eyes. I love my country and pray that we are not the last generation to know TRUE freedom.