Happy 'Merica Day!

4th of july firework on fort leonard wood mo

This is our first holiday with my husband being deployed overseas, so while I love the 4th and all it's festivities, the thought of heading down to the big field on post and immersing myself in a ton of other families was a little overwhelming. I'm still a little sad that my best friend is gone and seeing all the other daddies might have been a little too much on one of my favorite holidays.

We decided instead to hit the pool first thing when they opened, and after a good hour and a half we headed home to get changed and drive to a friend's small bbq. It was nice and small, with good food and great company. The kids had a blast, and we shot off a few small fireworks before heading back on post for the big show.

baby in disk swing with pretty sunlight waynesville missouri photography

Instead of getting in the huge crowd, we parked at one of the offices and sat in a field. We were close enough to see the main stage and hear the band a bit, but also separated from the madness and the kids could run free in the field.