Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.[6]

We had a very enjoyable Fourth of July this afternoon. The weather turned out really nice and being outside wasn't miserable. We decided that we wanted to go the easy route this year so we had sandwiches, chips and cupcakes. We popped some awesome firecrackers and enjoyed making the cows run.

Happy 4th of July Ya'll!!


  1. Holy Moly!!! You have two posts back-to-back! I'm impressed and excited:) You even had a little history lesson while posting....good for you! Did you learn any Geography as well? I need to come study with you that's for sure!!
    I think you are turning into me....Going home early to settle down and enjoy some quite time blogging! {Oh heaven forbid you weirdo! And on top of it all, you were by yourself!!!} What is this world coming to;-0

  2. HAHA! I know! I am gonna try real hard to keep this going since I am not doing facebook. No, I didn't learn any geography but I need to. Maybe you can help me figure some of this out if ya'll come over to ride the golf cart??

  3. Were we coming to ride the "got cart"???? I'll be glad to help you with whatever. The more you work with it, the more you'll learn. But maybe tomorrow after your hairdo and we finish swimming.

  4. I love the last picture of you two!! He is such a happy baby!!