We didn't do anything for the 4th this year. Nothing. We stayed home, spent time with each other here and there but I mainly was burring my face in books studying for a state test I was taking.
We were able to get away long enough to see our Makenzie and leave a few decorations for her.
We went to bed fairly early and didn't even see a single firework.
We have some room for improvement next year- especially with a little one in the house but this year was not a big deal. We are still grateful and remembered the amazing freedom we have.
That is something we will never forget or take for granted.