There’s nothing like having a chance to celebrate your country’s independence before moving away from it indefinitely! Yesterday, I attended my friend Hunter’s 21st birthday and played the most epic capture the flag game of MY LIFE. Then, I met up with my mom’s side of the family for some great food and desserts (including a blueberry peach cobbler that I made) and watched the fireworks out by the baseball field.
Today, Josh and I had had the most wonderful time at our friend Andy’s BBQ (Andy and I worked together on the rebranding of Lane College- he’s my favorite business partner!). The food and decorations were incredible. Josh and I ate our fill twice over because everything was too delicious. Plus, Andy was so kind as to send me off with tons of American themed knick-knacks that will make great omiyage when I’m in Japan. Now we are currently celebrating with friends at a Fourth of July LAN party. I feel like I’ve used up every ounce of patriotism available these past two days- I’m exhausted, but so happy that I got to build these wonderful memories with family and friends before I leave.