Monday, July 18, 2011

It's been hot here in KC this month, last week and this week are suppose to be scorchers. We've been trying to stay cool, two days a week we go to programs at our local library. Jim and I have also been working at Sandstone and Livestrong stadium working towards the marching band trip to DC next year. We also had a fun time touring the Shawnee Indian Mission again.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Secret Sister Swap

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I received this wonderful patriotic basket from my secret sister this month.Thanks secret sister!! It's exciting to know that a swap package is arriving in the mail each month.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July pics at the lake

We had a wonderful weekend at the lake, swimming and went for a boat ride. The boat made a noise and threw something in the engine so our boat ride back was at 4 mph. A new used tractor so everybody can get the boat in the water without a trailer hitch! Yay!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Freedom's natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
~Florence A. Jones

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck