Last summer I was celebrating the 4th of July with my family at my sister’s house. It was very laid back, which turned out to be incredibly fun. We played games, had sparklers, pop-its, snakes, etc. The food was good and the company was even better. Most of the kids are older so they walked toward the lake to get a better view of the fireworks. Many of the adults stayed closer to the house. The fireworks were amazing and we would have watched them for hours if they lasted that long. We enjoyed that 20 minutes. Most of the family was there and I was missing those few that couldn’t make it. I was hoping to hear from my oldest daughter, who was one of the family members that wasn’t at our celebration. Technology is fantastic for keeping family connected. Snapchat, instagram, facebook, a phone call; I was waiting for anything. Finally, I got a notification and opened up a picture of her smiling self. The 4th of July kind of faded away at that moment as I stared at the diamond ring on her finger. I was completely stunned and the picture disappeared before I got my wits about me. That is one regret that I have, not thinking quickly enough to screen shot that picture. So, of course, I called her to hear the happy news, and to have her send another picture. The entire family was thrilled to hear the news about her engagement. Truly a happy slice!