"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"
Yes it still waves over America because there are men and women who love our country enough to fight for it and for our freedom.
As for me, as long as I have something to attach her to, Old Glory will be waving to all who pass by my little cottage reminding them that we live in a wonderful country.
A great big THANK YOU to all the brave and honorable Troop's who keep it that way, and God Bless America forever!
Dylan celebrated his ninth birthday Sunday evening. Here he is before the party hanging out on the swing, and wearing his new glasses. Opening presents and cards and finding a bunch of nice green dollar bills made his eyes light up. I love it that my grand kids and great grandkids are allowed to play like kids and get dirty. There's a time for clean face and hands and a time to just be a kid and not have to worry about it.
Dylan got a nice new fishing rod and lots of tackle as well as many other nice gifts. He was a very happy boy!
I made him the lemon cake with lemon frosting he told my daughter he wanted, and 'those squiggle things like toothpaste." I think he meant the garlands made with decorating tubes so I made some of those too and then placed gummy worms and M&M's on to give it some color. He did not want flowers. LOL
We had a potluck BBQ before the party which was really nice. We had been having some hot temps so waited until it began to cool off before we are. It turned out just perfect and the food was really delish!
Last night and today we have had a lot of electrical storms. My puppies are afraid of the thunder and try to climb on me. Poor little things!
All for now and please remember our country's leaders and our troops in your prayers.