I completely forgot to blog this before, mind but as I was getting pictures off of my camera I found these and thought I’d share about our Fourth of July that we celebrated the first week of September! Huh? Yeah, that’s what I thought, too, when we got the call to get tickets to go to the US Embassy for a 4th of July party. Apparently every year they host a fun bash for all American passport holding people in Colombia. It felt like going to the local neighborhood days because between Bible Study and the kid’s school we know several American families. We paid for a ticket, but once you got in there was food from every American restaurant in Colombia – McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, TGIF, Hard Rock Cafe, etc. Corey worked hard at making sure he showed respect to every restaurant! You can see from the pictures there were fun things for the kids. Even Alex attempted the rock wall with his broken arm. One of the highlights was the Marine color guard and the American national anthem. There was something very refreshing about seeing and hearing something so patriotic. Another great part of the festivities was the prizes! Tons of prizes were given away. Maggie won a t-shirt. One of the other missionary families won some local artwork. Caitlyn, another missionary, won a great prize – a roundtrip ticket to the States. They gave away tons of prizes from tickets, to iPods, mugs, baskets of treats, etc. It ended up raining and that kind of shut things down, but the short time we were there was very much an “American experience.” Happy Belated 4th of July!