Thursday, July 8, 2010

From Sea to Shining Sea!

Fourth of July is one of my all-time favorite holidays! It is the ultimate stress-free, laid-back day that I always look forward to year after year. There is no hustle & bustle that surrounds some of the other holidays, where people scramble last minute to pick up the perfect gift to put under the tree or stress over the big meal baking in the oven, hoping the turkey comes out just right! Fourth of July celebrates America and the freedom we all are blessed with by living in this great country!

The freedom to wake up in the morning to the sun
shining on your American flag.
The freedom to get in your car,
drive to your friends' house,

and swim all day!

The freedom to visit with old friends
and grill hot dogs & hamburgers.
The freedom to laugh & play,
and dance in the garage!
The freedom to ride bikes

and wear silly bandz!
(which of course makes you silly!)

And the freedom, at the end of a long, fun day,
to sit, relax and watch fireworks!
To me, that's what America is all about!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

The theme this week at YouCapture was "America."
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  1. What a fun 4th of July! And great pics too!

  2. Amber took the words right out of my mouth! Ha ha! Looks like a great weekend.

  3. Looks like a fun day! That's how I think of America too. Love your fireworks shot!

  4. Looks like a wonderful day!! America at its best!

  5. Great shots. The guy on the bike cracked me up. And those silly bands are taking over the youth group my husband and I work with. Too funny. They trade them and even sneak them from each other. :)

  6. that star headband is just too funny! Love it.


  7. love the pic of her getting out of the hot tub!!! AWESOME SHOT!!