Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Red White And Blue


There is something about the 4th of July that's always made me feel a little nostalgic. It begins with our Sunday morning church service. We sing patriotic songs and worship songs together. It takes me back to the movie starring Sally Fields, Places in The Heart. I loved that movie and loved when they worshiped in that tiny chapel holding the hymnals instead of watching the words on the jumbotron. We recognize all of the soldiers that have served our country or are currently serving. I tear up like I've lost a loved one in battle every time. There is something so special about the Marine Corps song, "From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country's battles in the air on land and sea... In many a strife we fought for life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heavens scenes, They will find the streets are guarded, By The United States Marines." Tell me you don't want to hug a veteran right now! And when they stand across our congregation from the youngest actively serving to the eldest that can barely stand, I am proud to be an American and swell with pride for our country.

We will retreat to a place with water,(not Galveston) and then we will celebrate the 4th with our Three Peanut friends in Houston.

Hope you have a blessed Independence Day and reflect on the cost of our freedom.

It's really to0 hot to spend any time in the swing, but we'll have a late alfresco dinner (sandwhiches and fruit) and I'll watch the littles light sparkelers and smoke bombs this evening from the swing Lambert had made for me on our 3rd anniversary.


Hoot came out with his Army helmet my dad bought him at an auction last year. He loves it and loves his country too.
DSC_5636 Libbie said Hoot is her Dude... not sure what that means, but they weren't fighting so I said great!

Hoot begged me to buy these nasty store bought mini patriotic cupcakes. I only gave in because they were red white and blue and would look super cute on my blue gingham plates!

We haven't tried the pure cane soda from Jones, but were going to take it with us tomorrow.

And St. Arnolds is brewed right here in Houston.... We have a peanut friend that fancies St. Arnolds real brew so we thought we would take this Thursday for the little peanuts.

And lastly, I love this little journal I found at Homegoods for $2.99 on sale. I use it for my photography notes. What a great message.


  1. Love everything about this post!! The wording, the pictures...just everything!!! Happy 4th of July to you and The Peanuts! I know it's gonna be captured beautifully on camera!!

    PS Oh my word....my little one is a ROOT BEER FANATIC she would be in CARBONATED BLISS w/that rootbeer!!!

  2. Thank you for the root beer. The kids really love it. I am wanting one myself today. We had a greta time with y'all despite the snafu's of Owen feeling bad and Will's debacle:) It is nice to be able to be totally transparent and still enjoy each other's company. Hugs. Gorgeous photos by the way!

  3. I love the 4th of July. It makes my heart swell, the Lord has been so good to us.

    I am so in love with your swing set up, I love old quilt!