Summer Essentials 4th of July Edition

We love the fourth.  Let's just say it now to get it out of the way.  Alllmmmost our favorite holiday- maybe it is... (you know how we feel about birthdays.  Jesus's and America's included).   We all get to be together and its just a blast with our parents, siblings, Linds, and her parents, Brycie, and her parents.  Just a neighborhood party with fireworks and a fantastic downtown.  We dont always get to do it because we may live too far away or have major events like work, but when we do, here are 4th of July essentials.

Face Painting
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(did you think I meant the kids??? No good idea is limited to just kids)

Kettle Corn
We get this downtown and actually get two bags that we end up finishing by the end of the weekend.  We love popcorn.

Matching Shirts
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Fruit Pizza
Allison sometimes has to make this multiple times throughout the course of the weekend because we love it so much.  Clearly we are eaters.  But we can do that because we also love...

Dance Parties
Picnik collage
We love to dance around and watch fireworks to songs like
"God Bless the USA"- Lee Greenwood
"This is our country"- John Mellencamp
"ROCK in the USA"- John Mellencamp
"Born in the USA"- Bruce Springsteen
"America the Beautiful"- Ray Charles
"4th of July"- Shooter Jennings
"Courtesy of the Red White and Blue"- Toby Keith
"Only in America"- Brooks and Dunn
"Small Town USA"- Justin Moore

Hope you guys are prepping for a great birthday party for our amazing country.  And, we can not end this without saying how thankful we are for our troops who do so much and often have to give their lives so that we can experience what it means to live a life of Freedom.  Thank you troops and the families of the military for all of your sacrifices that you make for us.
And that being said, thank you Lord for sending your son who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could experience what it means to live a life of freedom and have no fear of death.  We praise you for your willingness and for Christ's eternal sacrifice.
Let Freedom Ring!


Camila said...

I love this post. It makes me a little hungry and SOEXCITED!!! for my trip to the River for the 4th. In conclusion, ya'll are adorable and I love America.

the tichenor family said...

STOP IT. y'all are so cute. If you see someone creeping in the trees around this year's celebration, don't call the cops-- it's just ME!! :) Love how you celebrate life and all of it's occasions. You are so my kind of girls... everyday's a party! Whoo hoo!! :)

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