Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Weekend

Well, we realized early this week that Jeff had Friday off for the 4th of July. Since his heart problems and my cancer, we have run out of vacation days and so we really didn't have any plans for this summer (other than around here). But when we realized that Friday was a vacation day, we decided at the last minute, to go to Port Townsend for the weekend. Hopefully the weather will continue to hold up.

My big concern is actually about Amy. We asked them to go with us and she is only 6 weeks away from delivering Miss Jenny. She has a hard time sleeping in her own bed, much less a blow up mattress... but she wants to try. This will be Angie's first time camping but she loves the outdoors and so we are hoping she will do fine. We have had the tents up for a couple of days in the back yard and she loves them. She keeps saying that she is going to the ocean to swim with the whales and get sea shells. Never seen a whale there before but hey...there is a first time for everything!  Port Townsend means a lot to our family, for over 10 years that is where we held our Family Reunions. We used to have a lot of family come and of course the bigger the group, the better. But then year by year, more and more of them stayed home and pretty soon we were celebrating by ourselves or with friends that the kids brought.

It is a quirky little town but it seems almost magical to us...the water, beach, stores and camping. Now I haven't camped in a while because of my back, and that is another thing that I am a bit worried about. Seems like when I do something like this, that physically I will have to pay for it a long time. But like Amy, I don't want to miss our family having the chance to be together so...we are going to wish for a comfortable Miracle!  :)

I won't be near my computer for a few days but I did want to wish you all a Happy Independence Day! How blessed we are to live in the LAND OF THE FREE. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the military service men and women, and their dear families (who also sacrifice a lot).

"I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all."
~ The Pledge of Allegiance

"Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." ~ John Quincy Adams

"America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed "
--Abraham Lincoln

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