Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Independence Day Celebration

Our July 4th celebration lasted all weekend long.... on Friday, we bought a few "little" fireworks to do at home. We always have fun...even if they are not the big magnificent ones that we see at fireworks shows!
On Saturday, the 4th, we played outside (well, first we did alot of yard work...trimming shrubbery, etc.) Then dear hubby grilled out for us...yum! The puppies enjoyed a leftover bone from our meal!

We went to see the "big" fireworks! Here we are waiting for the show to begin...

Watching the fireworks....

And on Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed our time at our church's annual picnic at the lake....and there was much fun to be had by all...from swimming in the lake to watching the kids from the shore or the dock...from riding in the boats to riding the jet skis...from tubing to skiing. And of course, there was all the great food!

Of course, we had a great time. And this weekend is certainly a reminder of how blessed we are to live in a nation where we have so many freedoms...especially the freedom to worship the One, True God in a right and proper manner. And may we always remember those who gave their lives to ensure that we live in a free nation. While we owe our forefathers and the service men and women a debt that can never be repaid, may we never forget the One who gave His life to truly liberate us from darkness. How grateful I am to be blessed so abundantly by a God who loves so greatly!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

  2. Looksu had a great weekend. I see you added another Charlie Hall song to your playlist other than the Chasing one. The tag on Marvelous Light was added after CH was here doing a youth camp one year... the lift my hands and turn around part... it's fun to have been part of something that inspired him to create the tag... If you send me your address I will give you the CD I'm giving away, BrightessSadness

  3. Just a quick note to ask if you want to claim the CD that I left you a note about on the 10th. If you email me at with your address this week, it's yours. If you aren't interested or I don't hear from you then I'll go ahead and give it to the next person in line so I can clear off my desk!


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