Saturday, July 6, 2013

Celebrating America!

We are so blessed to live in a country where we are FREE! Free to worship, free to dream, free to love, free to live! I don't EVER want to take that freedom for-granted, or forget the price at which that freedom has come by!
  I want my kids to know what a privilege it is to live in America! 
I want them to understand what freedom means! 
I want them to realize what others have given...the ultimate price... so we can be FREE!!!
I am so grateful to all the men and women who serve and fight for the freedom that I enjoy!! Shane spent six years in the marines and I am so... proud of him for the time he spent serving our country!
July 4th is my MOST favorite holiday of the whole entire year! I just LOVE it!
Thursday morning, the kids woke up bright and early and helped me make breakfast!
Chocolate Chip muffins and dipped strawberries were on the menu!
After breakfast, we all got dressed in our red, white, and blue and headed out the door to our little towns 4th of July parade!
 Most floats throw candy for the kids to grab,
but one float was throwing SNOW into the crowd. 
How fun is THAT?!?!?
PERFECT for a HOT July day;)
Later that afternoon, we headed over to my parents house for a yummy cookout!
The kids always have the BEST time hanging out with their cousins and splashing around in my parents pool!
My parents live just up the street from a country club that is known around town for their amazing fireworks display. After letting off a few fireworks of our own, we headed up the street to watch the spectacular show!
And just like every other year, the fireworks did NOT disappoint!
Happy Birthday America!!
and...
God Bless the USA!!!

7 comments:

Love Being A Nonny said...

Love all the catchup posts! You guys are one blessed family!

The Andlers said...

it looks like you guys are having an awesome summer. so glad to see you back in my blogroll. sophie is looking like such a big girl these days!

Angie said...

OMG! so glad to see you are back! Love your blog and all the fun things you do with your kiddos! The girls have really grow since your last post! :) enjoy your summer!

Melanie said...

What a perfect & sweet way to celebrate the USA! God Bless America! That pic of Shane holding Sophie watching fireworks is wonderful! Captures such a sweet moment!!

missy said...

So glad to see you back again!! You are one of my favorite blogs to read and I was so sad when you went private. I look forward to seeing your beautiful family and the awesome things you do with them. Happy I can keep up and get such great ideas for my own little clan!

Steph said...

I just love your blog and catching up with your family! So glad to see your updates :) Happy summer!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm so glad your blog is showing up again in my blogroll!!!
I can't believe how grown up the kids look!!! Glad you had a wonderful 4th!