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Happy 4th of July!


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INDEPENDENCE DAY

~Author Unknown

In the year of 1776

That paper was decreed –

They were tired of oppression

And wanted to be freed

They wrote a Declaration

So the whole world would see –

This was, “the home of the brave

And the land of the free”

They signed that piece of parchment

The leaders of this land –

Knowing, divided they would fall

But, together they could stand

A new world lay before them

Untamed from shore to shore –

They swore the would protect it

If it meant going to war

Battles have been fought –

And many lives have been lost –

So sad something so basic

Has such a high, high cost

‘Seems freedom is a luxury

There’s some would bind us all –

Like then, together, we can stand

But divided, we will fall

More than two hundred years

Have past by since that day

That each of us celebrate

In our own different way

We should be proud and thankful

Pay our share of the cost –

Not take freedom for granted

For it easily could be lost

 

~oOo~

Enjoy Your Freedom
and God Bless Our Troops

~oOo~

A very special thanks to my dear husband Rudy for his service in the Navy, my uncles Joe, Hubert, Arnold, Curtis and Estes (whom I never met because he gave his life on Tuesday, July 25, 1944. Buried during WWII in Normandy American Cemetery; Colleville-sur-Mer, France). Special thanks also to my brother-in-law Jeffrey, my nephew Keith, and to all my cousins who have served.

A special thanks to every man and woman who has ever put on a uniform to protect our freedom and our wonderful nation

~oOo~

In God We Trust
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Pray for America!

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Our Fourth Celebration!

Our big celebration every year since 1998 (Audrey was one year old) has been the three of us and our four-legged children having a day of fun, sun, lounging in the Step 2 kiddie pool, grilling corn on the cob, garlic potatoes & onions in foil and porterhouse steak! Well this year was no different! Brought some snacks, my phone, regular digital camera and my little pocket one too (in the purple case), and my inhaler incase my asthma acts up!

Got he necessities ready!
Got he necessities ready!

Audrey brought a stack of books! Dressed in heels of course!

Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!
Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!

However this next picture is really the only picture I’m suppose to post of her… her hands. Really, that’s it, she’s 17! Those with teenagers or has had teenagers need no further explanation, right? To help you that haven’t been there yet… I was “informed” (picture me doing quotie marks) that I can’t post any pictures of her, ever, on my blog. When I asked “but I’d like to include you when you’re with us too!” She replied “Okay then, just my hands” so seriously. So here she is! Isn’t she cute!

Audrey's hands
Audrey’s hands

A lot of my pictures have Audrey (the girl that shall not be photoed) in them, but here are a few random ones that don’t! Lily

Log in the yard.
Log in the yard.
One of our many lawn decor pieces!
One of our many lawn decor pieces!

On this next photo pay close attention to the 4 stems sticking straight up with NOTHING on them (oh and there’s more than 4)! They were sunflowers! That’s right, we should be enjoying big beautiful yellow flowers (Audrey’s favorite)! Guess what happened? It was a deer buffet! They just strolled right down the line biting the flowers off! The first year that happened!

Deer's buffet line.
Deer’s buffet line.

Audrey of course had this close by! Do you know what the quote on her case is from? It’s a TV show! (I’ll tell you in the comments)

Audrey's necessity!
Audrey’s necessity!
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!

The stars Audrey and I found several years ago and we each have a set to put on our steak for pictures. Silly Great tradition!

Steaks on the table!
Steaks on the table!

Here’s the silly hubby…

Rudy being silly!
Rudy being silly!

Who is also a very loving hubby and daddy!

and Rudy's loving side!
and Rudy’s loving side!

Friday Favorites #3

With today being the 4th of July and everyone celebrating in red, white and blue I thought today’s Friday Favorites could also be RED, WHITE and BLUE!

They are all from ModCloth this week!

Red  Lampersand (get it a lamp &)

via Modcloth
via Modcloth

A really cute RED Refrigerator Bento Lunchbox found here.

via Modcloth
via Modcloth

An adorable White Purr Me a Cup Teapot from here! (Did you remember I collect teapots)

via Modcloth
via Modcloth

How about a skull dish!

via Modcloth
via Modcloth

Another wonderful teapot and it’s the Tardis!

via Modcloth
via Modcloth

and last but not least a blue chandelier!

via Modcloth
via Modcloth

Hope you enjoyed this week’s RED, WHITE and BLUE Friday Favorites. Have a great 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day!

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via GoogleImages.com

AMERICA

My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father’s God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom’s holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.

~ Samuel Francis Smith

~oOo~

Enjoy Your Freedom
and God Bless Our Troops. 

~oOo~

Thank you to all the men and women that have fought to keep us free!
A very special thanks to my dear husband Rudy for his service in the Navy. My uncle Joe, my uncles not with us any more, Hubert, Arnold, Curtis and Estes (whom I never met because he gave his life on Tuesday, July 25, 1944. Buried during WWII in Normandy American Cemetery; Colleville-sur-Mer, France) and my many cousins for their service as well.

In God We Trust
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Pray for America!