Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July Celebration!

John and Sulayne Wright hosted a 4th of July fireworks watching party for our Life Group. It was so fun because it fell on a Monday so we were all back in town from a busy weekend. When we got there at 6:30 the kids painted in their driveway or ran through the sprinkler. 

Then we ate dinner, BBQ ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs. It was good.

The hostess with the mostest cupcakes!

Then everyone moved to the front yard for some volleyball. 

Wes helped Angelica and Ainsley play badminton.

Then it was finally time for the show!! We all pulled chairs out into the culdesac and enjoyed the fireworks. 
The Men

The Children 

and the Babies

They all pushed through to stay awake to see the night sky light up with bright, beautiful colors. And I think they found it to be well worth it. 

What a fun and memorable way to celebrate America's Independence. We are all so blessed to have each other in our lives and I love that our children are growing up together and becoming good friends. What a blessing my freedom is that I often take for granted, but on this day each year as I look around at these wonderful, loyal, generous, helpful people I thank God for allowing me to live in America along side them. And I thank God that our children can grow up in free country.  I pray that we will use that freedom to bring glory to His kingdom. 

"l thank my lucky stars,
to be livin' here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA."