America the Beautiful

I am grateful for my country. Grateful for those who fought for freedom. Grateful to practice my religion how I may.  Here are a few snaps of the morning of our Independance Day, July 4th in Texas.  My summer mantel centerpiece is a shot I took under a pier in Puerto Rico 4 years ago.   I found the printable in the frame at Landee see, Landee do (cute blog by the way) and the stars (and cake toppers) all ready to cut out at Tip Junkie. I just added the blue backing to them.

I already had the 16×20 red frame from Christmas and remembered I had a blank canvas to fit it.  I quickly cut out a star out of blue fabric and mod podged it on the night before…voila!  3 Americana knick knacks from Hobby Lobby last week. The bike I got a while ago at World Market and sprayed it white.

This was our church outfits yesterday…my oldest wanted to jump in even though he had already changed.  Notice the laundry bomb in the background? Nice.

Our neighborhood had a bike parade…most of my kids were excited to decorate their bikes.  Can you spy my 4 little heads in this shot?

Famous Round Rock donuts….I love these bad boys.  Better than Krispe Kreme (and they do ship).

Me, watching the parade.

Our kids do this a lot at home, drive the “3 wheeler” as they call it and attach a rope and pull behind the razor go cart thing (not sure what its called). My baby loves it.

I love my oldest carefully watching his baby sister as she rounded the corner.  She is actually about to get her foot caught….

..and ended up on bubby’s lap.

 We had a family swim at the pool, and will enjoy a bbq with  games and friends tonight. I love having my hubby home for the day, too;)

P.S. I love so many things about this day, but just one small thing I don’t love….that it totally. steals. the thunder. of my birthday.  I can’t imagine what those late December people must feel like. Call me a selfish birthday lover. It’s true.

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  1. When is your birthday?

    And your morning looks fun! Have a great time with your friends tonight.

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Hey there! I just found your blog and I have to say that I am already in love…with your blog! :) Thank you for being so amazing! I look forward to enjoying more amazing stuff here.

    I thank my God every time I remember you. (Philippians 1:3 NIV)

    Lots of love, Tay

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