4th of July 2010

Sweet daddy and boy.
The block parade.  The dog had a special salon treatment in honor of the 4th.  Colby died his tail red and Jackie died his mohawk blue.  Salt was walked on his leash by Benjamin and Jackie waved the flag.  They sang the Star Spangled Banner.  By the time they had completed the lap around the block they had picked up 5 extra children who were clearly interested in the festivities of La Mesa.  

All kidding aside, we had a blessed day.  Jake and the oldest kids went to church.  I stayed home with the littles.  Libby has been having Asthma issues again and we were pretty worn out from the past weeks excitement.  Instead of grilling, we ate Tomato Basil Soup with French Bread and sweet tea and enjoyed Fudge Brownies for dessert it's a shame I know, but I wasn't prepared.  After dishes and play we read the Declaration of Independence.  Reading it has become a family tradition of ours and it really is an awesome reminder of the grief England was putting the States through as well as the Astounding Bold Faith the founding Fathers had.  May these United States be not so quick to cast off the original ideals the previous great men had.  May they fear God and submit their wills to Him.  May the genocide of our unborn babies be quit immediately.  I fear God's wrath will be exacted before much more of his blessing will.  My ramblings will quit there as I can see my thoughts are coming away from the original idea of this post which was to wish you all a Happy Independence Day!


Jen said...

I caight a glimpse of old Saltie's hairdo from through the window of Dawn's and I must say I LOVE IT! Well done and very patriotic. :) Also, I agree with your prayers... God Bless.

Karen said...

I love your ramblings. I agree with them.
Glad the kids had fun and sorry to hear the littles are not bouncing back from this mess.

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

we love your blog!

dirtandrib said...

Such a great time for us!
Love you!