why i am ALWAYS proud to be an American.

I love my country. Always, always.
I love everything it stands for...freedom, liberty, choice, drive, achievement, dreams, success, hard work...everything.
My love is not a fair weather love.
It does not depend on who the president is.
Or that the things that he has already done in office make my heart ache...for my children...and my children's children. That he seems more interested in being my friend than my president.
Or that he seems to want to punish the successful.
Do you know what a trillion dollars looks like? Go here. Prepare to cry a little.
Even still...my love of this country is no more based on my love of the president than my love for my children depends on their good behavior.
I may not agree with him...but I WILL pray for him.
I am PROUD to be an American.
I love that in this country I can choose. Anything. Religion, schooling, where I live, what I eat, how many children I can have...on and on. I have been to countries where this is not the case...and that makes me even more thankful to be an American.
I love this country.
The national anthem makes me teary.
In fact, almost any song about the greatness of this country does.
The fact there are SO MANY American men and women who are willing to VOLUNTEER to protect and serve our country that there has not been a draft to staff the war...makes me proud.
I am SO thankful for them.
How scary would it be if something like 9/11 went unchecked?
Thank you men and women!
I would never live anywhere else...and I have that choice. :)
Happy 232nd (ish) birthday to the best country ever! :)
We are celebrating with our own version of a flag cake of course!
You will need:
two boxes of 12 ice cream sandwiches
two tubs of cool whip
candy of choice(I used peanut butter cups but you could do any candy bar...or cookie...or Oreo) crushed/chopped
blueberries or blackberries
Line the bottom of a 9 by 13in pan with ice cream sandwiches...
Cover with a layer of cool whip...then your candy of choice...
Add another layer of ice cream sandwiches and another layer of cool whip .
You can stop here...or top with more of your candy...but since it is the fourth...
Cover like so with berries...and freeze until solid again. :)
If you have one of those egg slicers they work great to slice the strawberries. :)

Happy 4th of July!


Simply Me... said...

Okay now that looks so yummy, I've made it before but not like that great Idea! Happy 4th...


The Mommy said...

CUTE blog! Posting you on my blog party. =)

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...


That dessert looks so easy and delicious. I will have to try it.

I'm so glad I stopped by your blog!

Hope you had a happy 4th!


P.S. I sing to my son every night before he goes to sleep and tonight he asked me to sing songs about America!
God Bless America!:)

Molly said...

Thanks for the egg slicer tip, I hate having to cut up all the strawberries. And I will try that recipe too!!!! Hope you had a blessed fourth!!
~Molly P

Badgerfamily said...

What an amazing idea with the dessert! Looked wonderful!
-Sarah S....your site was sent to me from Lassiegirl

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

We are a strongly patriotic family as well...independent of who is in the highest office at the moment.

Great idea to use an egg slicer for strawberries :)

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