It was a very different Canada Day for us this year. We didn't get out to my parents as we always do. Things just didn't work out this year. I really missed my little 8 minute parade and the beef and beans. Also it was on a Sunday this year. Where I grew up the celebration is always moved to the Saturday, here where I live it wasn't. We tried to do a few things that we felt were still Sabbath appropriate to celebrate. Dave hung up a flag for us.
We wore our red and white to church. Leah had to work, but she dressed patriotic as well.
I love singing all 4 verses of O Canada in church. I wish we did more often. Jared and Amber had invited us for burgers at their camp site after church. Dave had a few things to finish up, then we walked through the show and shine before going to eat. The burgers were delicious. I tried making the same Jell-O that probably everyone in Canada did yesterday. :) I am not artistic at all, but it was good enough you could tell what I was going for.
We stayed for a little while after eating, went for a walk, and then left in time to make sure we were home when Leah got home. As we got to the top of the hill and got cell service back I saw I had a message from Leah. She was home early and wanted to know if she should come to the campground. Too bad I didn't have service. We got home and played some games, read, read scriptures, and watched a movie. After we went back into town to watch the fireworks. I really enjoy fireworks.
It turned out to be a nice day, just very different from our usual. And I missed our tradition. Next year!! I am so thankful to live in this country. We are a great nation. Cora had fun with her friends. They had a ward potluck. Actually a different ward but in YSA they ward hop for potlucks all the time. She then walked to the fireworks and after went to a few different houses and played games until 4 in the morning. She was extremely tired when I called to chat this morning.