Thursday, July 5, 2007

Dresses and Patriots



"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry, March 23 1775

What rousing words! Like many of us around the United States yesterday, I was reminded of the blessings we have in living in a country that is free. I am so thankful to God for being placed in this place and at this time. I have the freedom to read my Bible and talk of God, to homeschool my beautiful children and to simply live without fear. PRAISE GOD!!!!

So, to celebrate the day, the children and I drove down to watch a parade with my in-laws. That was fun...my hubby had to work though, so it could have been even more fun with him :-) The girls especially loved seeing the horses and ponies(I have to say that was my favorite as well) and the little miniature cars. They waved their flags and stood for the soldiers and flags...giving honor to both. I'm so proud of my little patriots!




My youngest daughter, Brenna, is quite patriotic. How do I know this? Well, this dear one requested(quite some time ago, I must add) that I make her a 4th of July dress...flag material and everything! So, I made one :-)








She was so pleased with this dress! I finished it just that morning, so I actually didn't put all my embellishments on...I was planning on putting little vintage star buttons at the neckline. I will do that later. Here is another picture of her. It is so pretty.....




And here is one more. This is such a flowing shot of her dress. Her older sister is up in the tree...can you see the monkey?

Well, I had a great day....how about you? When you have the freedom to watch people celebrate the independence of their nation and spend time with family and friends...how can you feel low about your state? On top of spending time with my hubby's family, we spent time with mine as well...thank you Lord for good family and friends!


Blessings,
Sommer





6 comments:

Pat said...

Hello Sommer,

The dress is beautiful !! You did a great job.

The day sounded great that you had. I was too sick to do anything fun, but I did make it up to church for the dinner and small service we had. I then went home and skipped the fireworks.

There is always next year, if the Lord is willing.

Love ya,
Pat

Cynthia Robin said...

Dearest Sommer,

What beautiful daughters you have! And you did an excellent job on Brenna's dress...I'm so proud of you! You go girl!

Hugs,
Cynthia Robin

Lauren Christine said...

SO cute! :)
blessings,
Lauren (from s&s)

Sommer said...

Thank you so much ladies for all the encouragement :-)

Lots of love,
Sommer

Serena said...

Beautiful dress, and beautiful girls! Nicely done!

I'm glad you had a good Fourth!

Gentle Learning Mom † said...

Your dd is adorable. :)

Love,
Dawne