As we usually do, we went back to my hometown to celebrate July 4th with my family. What was once a hot country day in the Summer where we all did incredibly stupid things (I mean really stupid things - friends' fingers blown off, blown-out windows, and general illegal activity) has since led to a much-scaled down version. But it's still way more fun going back home than most of the 'shows' and CA's "Safe and Sane" overpriced fireworks.
Also at the family ranch, Norah learned how to shoot her first real gun and know the ins-and-outs of that, so that's always cool.
It was pretty hot, so we spent most of the week in my brothers pool.