Tuesday, July 12, 2011


On July 4th, 1776
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness........"

 Because of 56 courageous signers of the Declaration of Independence who dedicated their lives for our freedom,
we are able to celebrate our Independence today!
I am so grateful to be an American.
To celebrate the Fourth of July .....

I ran with my cousin Jennifer in her third half marathon.
It was awesome to spend the morning with her and support her.

It was another HOT race that morning.
With all of the cold weather we have had in the NW,
as a runner it has been difficult to acclimate to the hotter temperatures.

Thanks Jenny for the AWESOME morning.
It was a lot of fun :-).

Later that day we had the chance to spend the day with the Christensen family at their families farm.
What a blast! The food, activities and fireworks made it a pretty amazing fourth of July that will be hard to beat. Thanks Nate and Amy. You and your families rock!

The morning after the fourth Keith helped his father work on the restoration of his 1944 Ford pick up.
I have been so impressed with all that he has done. He is restoring everything to its original state. It should be a LOT of fun to see when its all done by the fall.

And what better way to end the Fourth of July weekend than to see the Broadway show "Mary Poppins." We got all dolled up in our dresses, curls and bangles and headed out onto the town. We went out to dinner at the old spaghetti factory and ate out in the trolley car (always a fav. in our house). Then we headed on downtown for the show. It was a great show full of fun props, effects and songs.  It was not my favorite Disney broadway play I've seen but a lot of fun!


I am very blessed with life long friends and family.

Life is good!


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