Friday, July 16, 2010

Friends, Family, Fiends & Folks,
If ever there was a post that failed to capture the joy of a great family get together, the passion of remembering history, the times of telling the stories of God's Providence, the peaceful feeling of the seaside, the sense of security your baby can give you just by smiling ... it was this one. 
This is probably one of the longest posts in a long time. Don't forget to click "Continued on next page".
It is late, and I must run. So much to do, but I must rest. Tomorrow, there is game afoot. 
As Always,
Love in Christ Jesus,
Michael, Rebekah & Jack
P. S. Are you getting your cell phone plan from anyone else? Please say not yes! for more info
Finally, the book reccomendation of the week is an outstanding book by Robert Kiosaki. Challenge your thinking. Challenge your assumptions. Challenge your way of life ...
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

4th Of July Festivities

And so begins the tale ...

"I hear some folks are coming"

"Do we HAVE to hug?"

"Psst! Hey ... who is this woman?"

Decoration committee 

Pyrotechnical specialists

Guests begin to arrive

Random guest one

Random guest 2

Pretty shot 1

Pretty shot 2

"Enough of the pretty shots ... let's get things rolling"

Chris prepares to read the declaration of independence. All kidding aside, have you ever actually sat down and READ that thing? This year it really hit me of how important that document was and how terrible were the harms listed.

Our national anthem is played

Due respect

In honor of their two year anniversary, it was Jordan & Melissa's privilege to light this year's Liberty Torch

Art (note to self ... next year, use a little less lighter fluid)

Micaiah shares the history of the "The Fourth"

This year as folks came in, they were pinned with random historical names. The time came for us, the signers of the declaration, to put pen to paper and stand for liberty

A moment of humor

The crowd is overwhelmingly impressed

Our great host of this year's edition of "To Tell the Truth"

This man insists he is Elias Boudinot

"No Sir! I am Elias Boudinot"


Aidan and Mark stand ready for the Epic Amguard Battles

Epicness comes in all ages, shapes and sizes


"Oh my!"

My epic-ness about to come to a rapid and painful conclusion (tip ... don't cross a man wearing a harley shirt and a determined face. Harley shirt + determination = pain)

Bald man with gun #1

Bald man with gun #2

Martial stride aside, it is time for another step

"After all, any savage can dance" - Mr. Darcy


And so ends a day of vision, a day of memory, a day of laughs and a day of inspiration

Fire works!!!

Off to Bristol

Do you ever take one of those family pictures that comes out so perfectly and nobody notices "The Tuft"


Nate  the Twitt ... er ...tweet


Group shot (Daniel, would you smile at the camera!)


The fireworks are only moments away

"The bombs bursting in air"


Crowds do funny things