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Happy Birthday, America!

July 4, 2009

Vance & Adam in inner tube at beach

Vance is home for the summer and our nephew, Adam, is visiting us for the holiday weekend, so I’m surrounded by testosterone right now!  Carl and Adam went bike riding yesterday and I’m hoping to drag everyone to a movie this afternoon before our cook-out tonight.  The title of my post is inspired by a 4th of July we spent in France.  When people heard us speak, they could tell we’re Americans, and everyone kept saying “Bon Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday) to us.  I was really puzzled, until it dawned on me that it was Independence Day!

The picture wasn’t taken on the 4th of July, but I thought it might embarrass Vance and Adam still suited the occasion because there’s no better way to spend the holiday than at the beach with your family.  The picture is from June of 1994, so Vance was almost 7 and Adam was almost 12.

I wish everyone a safe, fun holiday with the ones you love!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2009 8:02 am

    Well, I hope you all enjoy your holiday and have a great time with your family. They are what make life worthwhile.

  2. July 4, 2009 8:39 am

    I think your picture looks very much like the spirit of the Fourth of July. Have a happy day.

  3. July 4, 2009 8:43 am

    Happy 4th! Enjoy spending time with your family and friends! We should all take a little time today to think about how lucky we are to live in this great country!

    I love all the skinny legs!!!

  4. July 4, 2009 8:45 am

    What a darling photo – and a great memory, I’m sure. Happy 4th of July, Kathy!

  5. July 4, 2009 8:46 am

    That’s funny about your 4th in France!

    Hope you have a great holiday, too. 🙂

  6. July 4, 2009 8:51 am

    Adorable pictures! Have a happy holiday!

  7. July 4, 2009 9:02 am

    I love the photo — the joys of childhood and cousins!

    I spent one Fourth in the UK. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a day the British were very enthusiastic about! LOL!

  8. July 4, 2009 11:37 am

    I’m sure the boys will be very pleased with the photo. 🙂 I think it’s adorable! Have fun this weekend!!


  9. July 4, 2009 11:43 am

    Great photo! Have a great day with your family Kathy.

  10. July 4, 2009 3:44 pm

    Those were the day… Thanks for sharing. Happy days…

  11. July 4, 2009 6:27 pm

    I love the photo! I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

  12. July 4, 2009 8:56 pm

    Cute pic! And happy 4th to you as well 🙂

  13. July 5, 2009 7:11 am

    Nothing says happy holidays like embarrassing childhood photos! They cretainly look like thye are enjoying a 4th of July picnic even if they aren’t.

    I hope you and your family had an enjoyable day 🙂

  14. stacybuckeye permalink
    July 5, 2009 1:46 pm

    I love the old pictures you show of Vance 🙂 Hope you had a great 4th!

  15. July 5, 2009 6:29 pm

    Sounds like your weekend plans are filled with fun..I hope you all had a great time!!!!

  16. July 5, 2009 6:43 pm

    Looks like they’re having fun! I hope you had a great holiday, Kathy.

  17. July 6, 2009 10:24 am

    Hope you had a great holiday. Tubing on a slow-moving creek is one of America’s all-time great summer events!

  18. July 7, 2009 5:43 pm

    Has Vance seen this post yet?!? Thanks for sharing the holiday memory!

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