1. My American flag fruit kabobs turned out super cute! I forgot to take a picture, but found one similar to what mine looked like. Mine had less raspberries, because those suckers are expensive!
2. For the first time in the history of the Annual Ludeman Fireworks Show, we got rained out. As the head pyro technician, I was super bummed. Last year, fireworks were banned because of dry conditions. We added Mentos to various kinds of soda instead. (If you would like to know which kind of soda makes the biggest geyser when combined with Mentos, you can read about it here.) I haven’t got to set off fireworks since 2011!!!! We have scheduled a rain make-up date, but I am still sad. It is just not the 4th of July without fireworks!