Fourth of July in Mexico...

Regular readers of this blog know that I love holidays.  And that I try to celebrate them in my home, so that my kiddies can learn about their American culture.

Although I love the 4th of July, it's not an easy holiday to celebrate here in Mexico.  It usually coincides with the last day of school, and there are always a ton of things to do for the end of the school year activities and parties.  (My kiddies like to volunteer me to make cakes and cupcakes!)

This year I was determined to celebrate the 4th of July.  And that's exactly what we did.  Yesterday, a day early.  Sundays are no good because we spend them with my in-laws. 

I made hamburgers and a delicious apple pie!   Doesn't get more American than that, does it?

It doesn't matter that I have lived in Mexico for almost 10 years.  I am still very proud to be an American.  Old Glory is waving in my living room.  And I cry EVERY TIME I hear The Star-Spangled Banner, whether it be while watching the Super Bowl or World Cup Soccer.

Happy Birthday to my beloved U.S.A.  God bless you!

I wish you all a very Happy (and safe) Independence Day!   


  1. Happy 4th of July! The fireworks are sooo lovely.
    Hope you enjoyed your BBQ and apple pie.

    Irma :)

  2. Happy 4th of July Leslie!! I like your new design in your blog!!

  3. Happy 4th!!

    I love living in Mexico, but it's definitely made me appreciate being an American even more :) we have so many opportunities and we don't even realize it.

    and we have apple pie :)

  4. Kudos to you guys! We completely forgot the 4th! (horrible i know.) But next year, I'm counting on you to remind us! (Please?)

    Glad to hear you had a good one.
    Happy 4th!!!

  5. Aww...sounds like a great day :)

    I was telling my hubby the other day that we never really forget where we come from!! I'm happy to live in Mexico, but I'll always be Canadian :)

  6. ..."whether it be while watching the Super Bowl or World Cup Soccer"

    I like that both examples are from sporting events. Says something about your priorities. Something good.

    Would we even need anthems if it wasn't for sports?

  7. IRMA'S ROSE COTTAGE: It's so nice to hear from you again. I hope you had a happy 4th of July.

    TENEKTECK: Thank you! I like the new design too. I just hope I can keep myself from fiddling with it! ;)


    OMT: That's exactly how I feel! :)

    PHILLEGITIMATE: HA, HA, HA! :) Of course I have my priorities in order! I mentioned those two sporting events, because that is the only time I hear the U.S. National Anthem in Mexico.

  8. Glad to hear your keeping it up with the kids. I always hope my girls are proud of the US even though they are raised here. Man I want some of that apple pie. Did you post the recipe for it?

  9. It's so funny to me that I ran across your blog precisely because I MISS Mexico so much! I was born and raised in the US to Mexican parents and have never felt any American patriotism whatsoever. I discovered real patriotism after I moved to Mexico and lived in Guadalajara for 10 years but it was patriotism for Mexico! LOL  I  guess the difference lies when you have ethnic or cultural identity with a place which is difficult in the case of the US because there is no such thing as an "American" cultural or ethnic identity. When I lived in Mexico I felt like I truly belonged and was not part of a "minority" like here in the US...people could actually pronounce my Spanish name correctly!