Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrating Independence at The White House

Today we are staying home and hanging out as a family.
 Burgers (bbq'd by Nate, of course), chips (both potato and Doritos), Coke, watermelon, strawberries, pasta salad, corn on the cob.
Now it's apple pie and ice cream that Brit and I made together just an hour ago.

We watched Joey Chestnut once again take the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship.
(A White House tradition every year.)

We played Lee Greenwood's American Patriot album through twice, and then moved on to our country fav's.
(Because Alabama and Independence Day go hand in hand.)

Tonight we'll watch fireworks from the New Life parking lot.
(Because you can see the ones from the Air Force Academy, Palmer Lake and Flying Horse from there.)

Nothing scheduled.
Just time together.
Which is the best way to celebrate the 4th of July that I can think of.

And we're so thankful for those that have given their lives over the centuries so our family can celebrate our great nation today...
so that our nation remains great.
For those who stayed awake last night keeping watch so we didn't have to worry about our freedom this morning.
We thank God for the blessings and the freedoms that the United States of America has.
And we pray for the continued turning of our country to Him.

God bless the USA.



"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. 
We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. 
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

-Ronald Reagan
America's 40th President
(1911-2004)



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