First of all: Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans! Today is Jerry's favorite holiday. For him, the 4th is like Christmas+Halloween+his birthday all rolled in to one. Why does he love it so much? Simple. TNT.
He takes boyish delight in lighting things and watching them explode. So, he's been waiting for today since, oh, about July 5th of 2008. He's got a Rubbermaid container filled to the brim with fireworks, he's got a case of beer, and he's ready for the fun to begin later this afternoon. Cross your fingers I won't have to cart him to the emergency room later.
In other big news, I want to congratulate my brother, Matt, on getting engaged yesterday! Here he is with future wife, and my future SIL, Heather, back in March when they came to visit us here in FL:
I knew he had bought a ring and was going to ask her this weekend, but it was still exciting to get the call from him last night announcing their engagement. I'm so happy for them both.
Of course, I wanted to crack a joke about how getting engaged is the opposite way of celebrating "Indepedence Day," but you'll be happy to know I refrained.