We wish all of you a happy Independence Day 2010! Ours has been a fun one...sugar cookie baking and decorating (can you see the trend we have baking sugar cookies these past holidays? ;) ), celebrating with our GREAT friends, the Murphys, with burgers and dogs, proudly wearing our red, white and blue ;) and tonight we have fireworks at our church (with our friends again). Fun, fun!
We thank God for our country, the USA, in which we have many freedoms, one of them being freedom of religion! We thank God for the men and women that proudly and bravely serve our country and help other countries gain freedoms! Ultimately, we thank God for Jesus who, through His ultimate sacrifice, gave us freedom!
Romans 8:1-2 - Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Revelations 1:5b-6 - To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
I found this 3D puzzle on clearance at Pier 1 Imports. Sweet! Jared and I had a blast putting it together. I think Lady Liberty (in miniature form ;) ) will be joining us every year for Independence Day :DI think we are starting a tradition to make our world-famous decorated sugar cookies for holidays, e.g. Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter. Yes, we even made some for Independence Day :DOoooo! All decorated and ready to eat!!U.S.A.!! :DJared and I also had fun making a unique, one-of-a-kind Independence Day shirt for him to wear. He loves it! I read about making it in my Family Fun magazine. You can read about it here.And you know I had to get a group shot of the kids :D They are looking SO big and cute, especially compared to last year and the year before. Check it out!
2004...Yes, it was just the 3 of us back then. Jared is almost 4 months old here. Little guy ;)2008...2009...This year, 2010!Our church had their own fireworks the evening of the 4th. They call it FITS, or Fire in the Sky. It was AWESOME! Ryan M, Jared and Grace M running around playing.The weather was PERFECT!Sweet Grace! :DThey had treats available for the kids...popsicles for a buckMama and Jared enjoyed the cotton candy, also for a buckOur GREAT friends! Karen M and her kids (Ryan, Baby Russell and Grace)Fireworks time! Jared insisted on wearing his sunglasses for the fireworks. He said "it will keep the ash out of my eyes." He's too silly ;) He does look pretty cool though!Oooooo!Ryan hugging on his baby brother ;)Ahhhhhh!Jared lounging around ;)
Have fun at fireworks!