"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, July 8, 2011

independence day


This fourth of July began with gifts from creative friends and family (and cute patriotic fingernails). It continued with much conversation and laughter, food and drink, playing and spectating... And ended with the gift of sweet memories of friends and loved ones to hold in our hearts forever.  Oh yes, and fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks that everyone was too engrossed in to get pictures of!




































Next year... same time, same place...

Blessings, Debbie

32 comments:

  1. Debbie, what a beautifully full day you had. I love the backdrop you have for baseball games; in the lowcountry it's just Flat! I haven't forgotten the open invitation for next year...saving my pennies! I hope this weekend blesses you with rest and happiness.xx

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  2. You guys know how to do the Fourth right!! I love the banner with God sheds His grace on thee... love it! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. Wow! No wonder you're tired. That was quite a crowd! Sure looks like a lot of fun!

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  4. I know why you were tired! That celebration looks like a lot of preparation. I also love the backdrop to the baseball games, so beautiful. I hope you get the rest you need and continue to recharge and feel better.

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  5. I love the banner, too. Did you make it? Find your way to rest this weekend. Be well.

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  6. Love all of the happy photos, looks like a real fun time was had by all. Hope you are still resting and building up your strength. Have a peaceful weekend. xo

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  7. Thanks for sharing--looks like a traditional 4th if ever there was one! Love the banner! ~Lisa

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  8. Such great red, white, and blue, Debbie! Love the photos of all the kids. The bunting is my favorite! You've given me ideas for next year!

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  9. What fun! You have a marvelous life in your area! You are going to get me looking at realtor.com and wanting to move to a small town area! (seriously....I actually do that all the time...) love,andrea

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  10. Fun day and a good time for everyone. I like the rwb tiled flower pot and the heart banner. Great crafting. xo,

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  11. Lovely day and lovely photos.
    I love all of the great goodies you got.

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  12. Looks like a fantastic time! Happy weekend to you and yours!

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  13. That looks like a ton of fun!

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  14. hi
    thanks for sharing this wonderful photos!!!
    i love the banner.
    have a nice day,
    regina

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  15. just crazy about all the busyness of the 4th of JUly it brings -- I can say that because I did not do nothing that was close to your day,, I've missed it -- A LOT! Guess it's true - you don't know what you'll miss until it not around.. hugs

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  16. Wow... a lot going on! Hope you are better today. I was going to tell you that I spent much of last year helping to care for my aging father. He died in July and my mother-in-law died in August.While all this was going on we were planning my daughter's wedding which was in Sept. So, I was tired, too, more like exhausted....physically, mentally, and emotionally.A couple of weeks after the wedding, I took off! I booked a room in a place about an hour from home and near the water. I slept,sat and read by the lake,watched ducks and geese, went for walks,watched movies, ate out...etc. In other words, I did what I wanted to do and had some time alone with no one else to look after for care for. It did me a world of good. I was able to catch my breath and relax and be refreshed by my Heavenly Father, I highly recommend it!

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  17. Fun, fun, fun. You are a very blessed woman xoxo Clarice

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  18. hi debbie,
    i use pure wool for my blanket.
    regina

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  19. Looks like you had a lot of fun Debbie ~ I hope to spend 4th July with my daughter in Chicago sometime ~ they also had a ball !

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  20. Looks like a lovely fun time!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  21. I loved all the red, white and blue that jumped out at me on this post!

    Very nice pin in your first photo.

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  22. What a wonderful backdrop to celebrate with. I loved the mountain/hill/whatever it was. Beautiful. And...I love the picture of Erin and the cat. We have a Russian Blue as well and LOVE him.

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  23. What a sweet little needlework gift. Adorable!

    It looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating the 4th. Beautiful images you have shared here...:)

    Thanks for stopping by my little blogspot. I hope your spirits are feeling UP today...:)

    Blessings for a peaceful weekend,
    xoxo...Gloria

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  24. It looks like a lovely time! I am sure that you were in your element...enjoying the festivities and the creativity (right down to the patriotic nails ;-) and the people.
    Praying that our Lord is continuing to grant you rest and restoration, my friend.
    Hugs to you...

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  25. Hurrah for the red, white and blue! (You've got plenty of it in your photos!)

    (I'll put up a photo of the whole chair soon, Debbie.)

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  26. What a lovely celebration. We have to work every 1st of July on Canada Day so the biggest decoration is a small flag. Have a relaxing weekend. JB

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  27. That looked like some good family fun!

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  28. super * super * super CUTE!!! looks like everyone had so much FUN !!! and i LOVE that first picture of that DARLING little God Bless pin....i might have to try and make one...i LOVE it !!!

    happy to stop by today, my friend

    kary and teddy
    xx

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  29. Looks like a lot of fun! Love the little pin. It says it all.

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  30. What a fun Post, Debbie, I am always so blessed when families take time to get together, and make wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  31. A lovely and patriotic 4th of July! Just perfect!

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