Monday, July 9, 2012

independence day

red, white, and blue pancakes for breakfast:)
not difficult, but super delicious!

the berries are ones that we picked and then froze.
somehow they taste soooo much better than the bags of frozen ones at the store?

little paper star decorations for my children's drinks:)
they get a kick out of the little stuff, people.

then i neglected to photograph anymore of our activities on this 4th.
but it was easy and lovely and relaxing and spent with our family.

there was perhaps, a wee bit of a chess match involved:)
and yes, that is harry potter chess.

we also spent a decent amount of time discussing the birth of our nation.
we just visited George Washington's home {Mount Vernon}, which is amazing and fantastic btw, and since that was fresh in our minds, we had a lovely experience to help make it all real.

i pray that our nation would continue to be free and that we wouldn't readily give up to our government what was so hard won.  remember: the government exists to serve the people, not the people to serve the government.

linking up with kim & katy here


{cuppakim} said...

marie! i'm glad you got a little blogging in here. :)

i think its so sweet that you made those cute stars on the straws! you are totally right. i remember all of the simple things like that my mom did. and still does. :)

blueberries and strawberries really are the stars on the 4th aren't they. :) YUM!

Kelly said...

can i come over for pancakes? they are my have and my guys don't like them. sigh!

Christy said...

We love Mt. Vernon! So fun :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Those pancakes look SO good! Yum. Glad you had a great 4th!

hannah singer said...

marie!! hooray! love this post, love america and love YOU xo