Saturday, July 2, 2011

Have a Lovely Fourth of July

I hope that your days will be filled with joy and laughter
and all that is good.

This is a picture of last year. It is one of my favorites
with all of the older kids trying to play a game and having
babies on their laps.
That is one of the nice things about having lots of people in
our family there is always someone to hold a baby.

I took a picture of this because it makes me think of
all of the things I love about summer it is the smell of the
crispy hot grass in the lawn, the smell of chlorine from the pool.
The sound of kids laughing and playing in the water.

Pool toys waiting to be floated on and splashed with and
all of the things that make summer the best part of the year.
(I am saying that now because I am not tired of it yet.)

I hope you have lots of fun and as I do, I try to remember
the people who gave up everything so we could have the freedom
we have today.
One of my books I try to read when I can, is Lives of the Signers.
It is a reprint of a old book but it breaks your heart to see what happened
to the people who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Have a wonderful day,


Miss Debbie said...

I like the picture of the kids holding kids, too! And the pretty colors in your beach towels! Enjoy your holiday!

Julia said...

Happy 4th of July Kim. I love the picture of the kids with the little ones on their laps. It reminds me of my childhood. The older kids always took care of the younger ones. Nice family time.

Having a pool on a hot day must be such a blessing.

I've been cleaning the garage and weeding until 9:45 pm and I had difficulty seeing the weeds in the dark and I got chased in by those tiny no-see-em on who stung my eye. They are so small but their bite swells up and burn.

I hope that you will have a safe 4th of July. Hugs, JB

Kessie said...

I'll have to remember my camera this year!

Debbie said...

fun family games and red, white & blue towels!!

hope you have some fun planned for the rest of the weekend!!!

TexWisGirl said...

have a great weekend with all of yours around! :)

Leslie said...

That's a lot of wonderful babies! And a great back porch!!! Happy 4th to you!

Kim said...

That picture of all the kiddies is great. I LOVE that enormous porch. Perfect for reading and drinking ice tea in the shade.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim! I love summer more and more with each passing year. I keep saying I need to buy a bigger flag. Maybe today. Your pool looks fun! Happy Fourth!

Empty Nester said...

What a great post! Our family reunion in August always provides ample folks to hold babies--and boy do they LOVE babies!

Have a lovely 4th!

Patrice said...

Happy 4th, my friend. Oh, how I miss holding babies!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'd love to take a dip in your pool; it's already SO hot here today.
Have a lovely July 4; let freedom ring!