Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."  ~Erma Bombeck

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." ~Thomas Paine

This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson

My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster

Happy Birthday, beautiful Country that we love.

the haacks


Joan said...

AHHHHHHHH!!!! LOOK AT YOUR HAIR! Wait, that sounds bad! It is not an "Ahhhh!" as in "AKK, EW" but as in "OH MY GOSH ITS GOLDEN AND GORGEOUS!!!" I think you look so feminine and lovely and you look so THIN! What on earth!? I'm not even preg or post partum and I feel like I gain five pounds every time I turn around. Bleh.
Look at you all "Rae-covered!" I am SO proud of you. You look fantastic. I hope you feel it too :)
Happy Independence Day!

Katy Nicole. said...

I love your hair!! Now I am really laughing at your post about Lilly's hair comment :)

Ashley said...

Lovin the dark hair! I had to take a double take because I thought it was your mom! Such beautiful women you are!