Sweet land of liberty


Today I declared this “Enjoy America Day” for the girls and I, since Matt was working. I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate Independence Day for us. So we went out and did just that.

I don’t know if “dedicate” is the right word here, but I would really like for this post to be especially for a few people in our family: my grandfather, my father-in-law, my grandfathers-in-law, my brother-in-law, and many others. All of them and countless others have served or are serving in one branch of our armed forces or another.

Today, as I spent time with my girls just enjoying the freedom that we have to pick a place and go be together without fear, I found myself being so grateful for these good men in our family (and their wives) who have been so willing to serve to preserve the rare freedom that we enjoy. I don’t know a better way to say thank you, other than to show you the pictures of my girls…every time I look at them, my heart fills with gratitude for the blessings we have. I am so grateful that my girls are able to grow up in this wonderful, free, country, and I am so grateful to all of those who have willingly risked their lives to give my family this peaceful country to live in!

Here are a lot of pictures of our Independence Day, enjoying our wonderful country!

Thank you!!!

6 Responses

  1. chantilita

    What perfect little princesses!! :) I’m so excited to see you guys!!!

    July 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm

  2. chantilita

    What perfect little princesses!! :) I’m so excited to see you guys!!!

    July 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm

  3. kannie

    That is truly wonderful! I’ve been feeling so much, so much more deeply than ever before, this year, too… very, very cool. Thank you so much for being such a righteous example and teaching your children so well!!!

    July 8, 2008 at 6:10 am

  4. kannie

    That is truly wonderful! I’ve been feeling so much, so much more deeply than ever before, this year, too… very, very cool. Thank you so much for being such a righteous example and teaching your children so well!!!

    July 8, 2008 at 6:10 am

  5. Tara and Dan Stewart

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful girls!

    July 9, 2008 at 5:30 am

  6. Tara and Dan Stewart

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful girls!

    July 9, 2008 at 5:30 am

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