It’s a favorite summer holiday full of food, friends, family, fun, and fireworks. It’s America’s 247th birthday this year and no matter how you celebrate, I hope you have fun and make memories with loved ones. My family and I will be heading to a lake near the “tip of the mitt” in Michigan. I’ll be spending time family, likely playing yard games, going for boat rides, jet ski rides, and I plan to do some kayaking when the waters aren’t as rough.

From my family to yours: happy 4th of July!