A Favorite Fourth.

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I know I’m a little behind on a fourth of July post, but we really did have a wonderful all-American day. It boggles my mind to think that so many people in this great nation not only don’t appreciate, but even fight against the things our country was founded upon and the ideals and rights which men and women have died for over so many years. Especially after viewing the John Adams miniseries (have you seen it? If you live in America, you should!) I feel like allowing the fourth of July to pass without even mentioning it and recognizing the blessings we have in America today would be unthinkable. So several days later, I share our way of celebrating…

For our fourth, our neighborhood has a cute bike parade where two kids multiplied by this many…

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…equals organized chaos (but lots of fun, too.) After the neighborhood picnic with the obligatory hot dogs, snow cones, bounce house/waterslide, chili cookoff, we spent a few more hours with the neighbors on our street just enjoying the beautiful day and relaxing together.

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Then it was off to the Angel game! (By far my favorite place to spend July 4th) More hot dogs (but I had chinese food…is that unpatriotic?) and some junk food while daddy explained the rules of the game to Jake…

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…and the best part? The most amazing fireworks show set to music. Not to mention that the Angels won.

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What could be better than to celebrate our great country’s birthday with family, friends, fireworks and baseball?

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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. -Samuel Adams

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2 thoughts on “A Favorite Fourth.

  1. Great post! When I was a kid we used to decorate our bikes every year on the fourth. So much fun! Also, Chinese food is not unpatriotic at all. We are a diverse nation and Chinese food is part of that diversity.

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