God bless the USA

Happy Independence week!

I just stumbled across these photos from 2007 of my lil’ chicklets on the morning of July 4th, 2007 at a community parade:

I wish I could go back in time and give them a big squishy hug at that age just one more time. I miss their 5 and 3 year old selves.

Quick announcement: Because July 4th is on Wednesday this year I am skipping the weekly Hookin’ Up with HoH Link Party this week.

No need to race home from setting off fireworks to link up, amIright?!

The party will resume as usual next week on July 11th.

I’m taking the rest of the week off to spend time with my family as we try not to burn down the house with our Roman Candles this Wednesday.

Make sure to check back this Friday to meet another one of my bloggy friends as part of my Hangin’ Out all Summer series.

Have a great week and if you are an American, enjoy celebrating your Independence and Freedom! Don’t ever take it for granted.

“If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life and I had to start again with just my children and my wife I’d thank my lucky stars to be livin here today, ’cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

“And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today, ’cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA.

“From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee. Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea. From Detroit down to Houston and New York to L.A., well there’s pride in every American heart and its time we stand and say….

“That I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today, ’cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA.”

– God Bless The USA by Lee Greenwood

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Last year we celebrated the 4th of July from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. It was the coolest day ever. Read all about it!

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Comments

  1. Have a great 4th and try not to eat too much watermelon!

  2. aw they grow up so fast don’t they:(

  3. Thanks for the great reminder about our freedom! Your kids are adorable and expressive!

  4. thank you for the reminder about our wonderful country and Mr Greenwood’s lyrics.
    God Bless You and your family

  5. Have a wonderful 4th with your beautiful family! 🙂

  6. Look at those cute little patriots!

    ~Bliss~

  7. Holy adorable. Just look at their widdle faces? My second born- our firecracker in every sense of the word- turned 11 yesterday. Looking back at our 4th of July albums and watching his chubby cheeks disappear about did me in! Combine that with all of the patriotic music and I was a freaking mess!
    Thanks for sharing these pictures!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  8. I just read the lined curtains tutorial and am so excited. I have had the fabric to make lined curtains for my dinning room for about a year now and have been dragging my feet. Now I know I can do it and ca’t wait to get started! Thanks so much for the great tutorial. Hope this qualifies as my entry to the contest to win one of your classes.

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