05 July 2013

Let Freedom Ring!

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Met our friends up at Riley’s Farm.

 

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Daddy demonstrates what happened when you were naughty back then. We learned if a man took a ladies hand and it was “uncovered” (without a glove), he could spend 3 days in this contraption!

 

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Picnic lunch in the shade.

 

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Faith made a make-shift fishing pole out of a stick and some yarn.

 

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Daddy made a hook from a wire key chain.

 

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They ended up catching SIX fish!!

 

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Such a highlight for the kids!

 

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The reading of the Declaration of Independence, complete with fife and drum.

 

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Mr. Riley himself gave a poignant and moving reading. He got choked up several times throughout the reading. So sweet. Everyone should hear the Declaration of Independence read out loud!

 

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Surprisingly, not a large crowd.

 

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Musket fire.

 

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Lots of dancing.

 

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We went to Grandma and Grandpa’s in the afternoon for a bbq with family.

 

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Cousins!

 

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Jennifer and her “not so little” boys.

 

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Happy Birthday, America!

 

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We always enjoy going up to Riley’s Farm but when we can share the day friends and enjoy a picnic lunch, fishing, and fellowship, it’s even that much better. Mr. Riley himself read the Declaration of Independence and it was truly a highlight of the day. In fact, this may become a new 4th of July tradition for our family!

We spent the rest of the afternoon at Grandma and Grandpa’s where we continued celebrating with a yummy barbeque followed by singing some patriotic songs and a Happy Birthday to America!

Faith, Family, Friends, Food, and of course, FREEDOM!!

God Bless the USA!! 

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