Wednesday, July 6, 2011

the 4th

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.[

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

We celebrated July 4th at Bill's annual cookout.  Pork shoulders, ribs, potatoes, onions, green beans, carrots, and corn on the cob, all cooked on the giant homemade BBQ smoker.  It finished cooking and we got it inside just before the storm hit.  So we all huddled inside Bills house and stuffed our faces.  When the rain finally stopped were were able to play outside and at least the rain cooled it off about 20 degrees. Bill always goes to SC and gets fireworks and his show actually puts the city shows to shame.  We look forward to it every year.
Brook kisses.
Lisa licks.
Minnde snuggles.
Lucas love.
Catching lightning bugs.

Swirling sparklers.
Front row firework seating.
Festive babycakes.
Peach Cobbler.

Most thankful for the freedom to worship God. Cant imagine what its like to live in a place where you risk death for worshiping the creator of the universe.  So much we take for granted.

Happy 4th of July!

You my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather serve one another in love.
Galatians 5: 12-14

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