Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July.

I would like to thank those who make it possible for me to live in a country where I can be free.  To do what I want without repercussions.  To have a voice and to have a choice.  

And to live in a country where I can have my kids do weird things like this:

And afford me the opportunity to take pictures like this: 

And eat enough hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon till I feel sick to my stomach.  Because that is my choice.  

It is not without pause that I say Thank You for the sacrifices you and your families have made.  Made for people like me, to remain free.  I do not know the angst of sending a family member off to fight.  I do not know what is like to see them leave.  To have them come back.  The same, yet different.  

To fight for causes that are beyond me.  

All to keep me safe.  And to be safe at home.  

My freedom comes at a price and for that I thank you.  

Thank You.  


  1. Happy 4th to you and your beautiful family, Lizbeth!

  2. Hope the hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon are going down well :) Seriously though, thanks for the reminder, it's all too easy to forget those who are protecting us and our freedoms x

  3. Beautiful post, Lizbeth! The pool looks great and the girls are little dolls! Happy 4th!

  4. Hurray for making your kid do weird things so you can take a picture of it!

    Happy 4th!

  5. omg they are so tan!!!!!!!

    What I would give to be sitting next to that pool. Fat, white, post baby body and all!


  6. LOL -- Little Miss would LOVE to get in on that sock sniffing party! Can someone hook her up with a pair of used Halloween socks? Pretty please?

  7. Happy (belated) 4th.

    I just spent some time reading over your vacation posts and you are hilarious and killing me dead with the funny. All your electronics have their period but are refusing to ask for Midol? GENIUS.

    This has made my day.

  8. love love love the pics
    Indeed - Happy birthday america- thank you for all your loveliness

  9. Thanks guys and I hope your day was as good, or uneventful as ours was!


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