Thursday, July 10, 2008

One nation under God

The Fourth of July has to be one of my favorite holidays. Of all the wonderful freedoms that I enjoy in this country, my most precious is freedom of religion. It didn't always come easy in this nation. I will never forget the sacrifices my ancestors made for my family. So on Independence day we always start the day off with a ride in my Grandpa's model-t Ford. He has it decorated with flags. The kids all jump in and ride around the block from sun up to sun down. Wishing
everyone a Happy Fourth of July.

This year we camped on Grandma & Grandpa Reed's property. They treated us to a BBQ and smores. The Reed's are serious about BBQ. It included 9 cases of pop. 4 different yummy meats to choose from and lots of other fantastic side dishes.
Max and Morgan and Grandpa Reed. Max's face looks like he is thinking "did you just see what Grandpa handed us?" Ruby fell asleep before the sun went down so she missed out on fireworks this year. We got up the next morning and had blueberry pancakes and bacon. Daryl always cooks when we are camping so I felt extra special being able to sit and eat with the kids.

Bayley with her cousin Keira. Keira is only 2 1/2 but is as tall as Ruby! She followed Bayley around most of the time. If Bayley sat down Keira insisted on being on her lap. I think Bayley was a little flattered by all the attention.


Sleepless In St. George said...

Where is everyones red white and blue outfits? Yeah for you and Max...Neil walked out in an orange shirt and the kids quickly squashed that idea and sent him back to change! Looks like a fun campout!

Brett Em & Berkley said...

I saw Bailey at G&G Dickson when I was up there and otld her happy birthday- I dont think she had any clue who I was or how I knew she had a birthday!yeah trying to find reid shorts was pretty funny, he tried on about 10 pair and the ones we ended up getting turned out to be way to big by the end of the day! oh well they were pretty cheap. it was good seeing you if only for a moment, I like your pix oh how I miss fourth of july back home.