We had a pretty good day over here. Shortly after lunch- we headed over to my mom and Terry's for an afternoon of visiting and dinner.
Poppa got some Coca-Cola's and root beer in bottles and the girls thought it was so neat. Only thing is….they ended up not liking to Coke. Haha. Owell. :) They looked pretty cute drinking it.
Just lounging around…having some pre-dinner watermelon and chips & dip snacking
The girls were all in the best of moods. First of all- my girls and my niece pretty much love anytime they can
a) go to Gramma and Poppa's, and b) play with each other.
So they were pretty much bouncing off the walls.
me and my love
Grace wanted to take a silly face picture with her daddy.
My niece, Payton.
Poppa & Gramma
I pretty much did a HORRIBLE job of getting pictures of everyone. My sister and her family, as well as, Terry's sister and mother. Also- all of the food was delicious. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, lots of chips and dips (my favorite!), fresh fruit, and these brownie sundaes for dessert. Yum! I'm so miserable right now.
Most important thing though….I spent a lot of time reflecting on how much I take our freedom for granted. During prayer yesterday in church, the minister of music commented on how he knew and has seen first hand what it's like to not be FREE and able to go to church and worship God….how in Zimbabwe as he was preaching to a group of people….how the men were drug out and beaten for attending 'church' instead of a political gathering. And it just really hit me…how I take for granted that I have the FREEDOM to worship God whenever and wherever I choose. And how someone has fought and sacrificed…and are STILL sacrificing for this freedom. It's like I've known for a long time now that not everyone is free. But I think sometimes we get so caught up in our own little bubble (I'm talking bout myself here)…..and fail to see how much we really have. I know our government is far from perfect…but there's no other place I'd rather be.
So today…and everyday….thank you so much to those who have served and sacrificed and are still serving our country so that my family and I..….that we can be free.