Fourth of July

As promised, I will be showing you highlights of all of our guest visits this summer that occupied all of my time.
We did so many things and had so much fun that the challenge for me in this series of posts is to just pick one thing to feature from each visit.

I will start off with our son and 2 little granddaughters because they were the first ones to come this summer.
Since they were here for the Fourth of July, I got busy making some fun shirts for the girls to wear.

The initials and the white stars actually glowed in the dark. I had enough vinyl leftover to make myself a shirt too.




The girls also made some special flip flops to match their shirts.




Our mall was having a big 4th of July celebration so we got all dressed up and joined the fun!


They had a free face painting station:




And we can’t go to the mall without getting in a little shopping. After all, we are girls, we were born to shop!


Before we left the mall, each of the girls got a balloon princess:


Legoland puts on a nice fireworks display over the lake.
Since The Capt. was eager to use his newly remodeled boat, we decided to watch the fireworks from the water this year.



I bought the girls a bunch of glow stuff from the dollar store to keep them busy until the fireworks started.



Wow, what a fantastic view we had, we were right under the fireworks and it was amazing ( and Legoland spared no expense!).


We really enjoyed our time with the girls!


Happy 4th of July

One nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

I was inspired to write this post after watching a short video Sunday at church with quotes from our founding fathers.

You can view the video here


George Washington:
“To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”

John Adams :
“Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God .”

Thomas Jefferson :
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?”

John Hancock:
“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”

Benjamin Franklin:
“Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.”

Samuel Adams:
“And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is Prince of Peace.”

James Madison :
“Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”

James Monroe :
when we view the blessings with which our country has been favored, those which we now enjoy, and the means which we possess of handing them down unimpaired to our latest posterity, our attention is irresistibly drawn to the source from whence they flow. Let us then, unite in offering our most grateful acknowledgments for these blessings to the Divine Author of All Good”

John Quincy Adams :
“The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.”

Alexander Hamilton :
“I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.”

This is the Bible verse that is inscribed on the Liberty Bell

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land and to all the inhabitants of it.
Leviticus 25:10

This is a good reminder that this nation was founded as a nation under God.

God Bless America! True freedom is a gift given by God.

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
John 8:36