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Monday, July 9, 2012

Chiiillll Family Fourth

Independence Day. Fourth of July.  A celebration of unity; of people coming together for a united cause; for the official inception of the United States of America with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. A day of family and friends, barbecues and parties. An evening of loud-works and fire works.  Ooohs! Aaahs! Wows! Awesomes!

With an under-the-weather Daughter, near-couch bound sick Hubster, and ankle-sprained Son-o, our plans for 2012 were pared down to what we decided were the most important high points: Homemade ice cream.

And fireworks.

Most importantly, we were together as a family making that ice cream (two batches, BTW. Jealous? You should be! One gallon of vanilla, and another gallon of cinnamon-chocolate. . YUM!) and shooting off those fireworks. We were together observing a most important date in United States of America history.

What I loved most about this year's Fourth is how it's sweet memory of the time we spent together continues on. . . AND there's enough yummy home made ice cream to get me through the next couple of weeks. Oh yeah! Win! Win! Win!

O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Have a Patriotic kind of day - EVERY day. . .

Robin Z

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