With all of our imperfections, we begin and end each day at the foot of the cross. It is here where our story begins and we pray it is where it will end. "Jesus said: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." ~Matthew 11:28-30~
Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~
Saturday, July 9, 2011
4th of July Memories
America! America! God shed His grace on thee...
"There is nothing but God's grace. We walk upon it; we breathe it; we live and die by it."~Robert Louis Stevenson~
We had a fun 4th of July! We were mostly thankful that Dad had the day off...Quite often, 4th of July is a busy day for his profession so we are grateful when he is able to be home with us.
Some dear friends hosted a block party. All of the kids enjoyed this gigantic water slide that provided many, many hours of splish-splashin fun!
Did I mention that I made it down the slide myself? It was a fast and fun way to get cooled off:)
We were blessed to have 3 priests in attendance...
(No photo since I didn't have permission)
I just love this book, chock full of great quotes:
"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."~Abraham Lincoln
Our patriotic sweets...
~Berry Pie (local bakery)~Yum!
Patriotic Strawberries (made by us)~So easy!
And Red, White and Blue Jell-O Pie (made by us)~Refreshing!