I love celebrating our country! Please be smart and safe this holiday weekend, so much tragedy lately.

This time of year is one of my favorites. Family, friends, BBQ's, fireworks, long summer nights, it's just good for the soul.

Along with these great things that makes life fun and enjoyable, I am also grateful for living in this great country. Our free country. I am grateful for those who have and do sacrifice and fight for what we have. We get to live in the United States of America. What a blessing that is, that we get to call this amazing country home.

As you celebrate this holiday weekend, please stay safe and be smart. Don't drink and drive. Wear a helmet. Don't text behind the wheel. Please, don't leave your children or pets in the car, you shouldn't at any time but especially now that temps are in the 100's. Keep your pets somewhere safe from fireworks and make sure they have cool fresh water, too.

I hope you have a great Fourth of July!