What better way to celebrate our wonderful country and our freedom than having an extended holiday with our kids and grandkids?
The first night we were solo at the cabin, the peaceful countryside summarized by this placid sunset.
But then the troops arrived, and the games began!
Little Angel Monkey painted on the porch. . . and painted the porch itself at times.
No high-tech gadgets were needed for entertainment. Something as simple as a coffee can, a couple of plastic shovels, and an endless supply of rocks provided loads of entertainment and yielded two dirty little tykes.
Hot dogs and burgers on the grill and lots of other goodies painted our holiday red-white-and-blue! A mighty fine Georgia Peach Cobbler, topped with vanilla ice cream while still warm, rounded out a day packed with fun and treats. (This recipe is so easy to make that it could become dangerous. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because it reminds me of my mama’s homemade peach cobbler. Yum!)
Meanwhile, Angel Monkey worked on her yoga poses and built strength to use against us later.
Long walks, lots and lots of porch sitting, cows, hummingbirds, and fireworks filled our days and nights. Little Dude loved to lie on a chaise lounge on the porch at night, snuggled under a very soft blanket and watch the lightning and the fireworks put on a major show.
But then the little booger, who appeared to be relaxed and about to drift off to Slumber Land on the porch, rallied with his little sis, and the assault on the grown-ups began. They showed their grandparents no mercy! Here Angel Monkey and Little Dude body slam Chops. I’m surprised he could walk the next day!
To add insult to injury, that innocent looking little girl smiled sweetly at Chops, but then . . .
Little Dude was a bit kinder in his farewell hugs and kisses for Chops.
We all survived somehow, and now the grown-ups know to be prepared next time! Those two are sneaky, strong little devils!
Besides good food, fishing, fun, and fireworks, we shared lots of love and made special memories. And we laughed really hard!
Our Fourth of July spent at Blessings, our cabin, reminded us once again just how very blessed we are to live in this wonderful country and to enjoy our freedoms however we choose! We are thankful to all of the men and women who have served our country in countless ways.
Let Freedom ring!
How did you spend your Fourth of July holiday, or if you don’t live where the 4th is celebrated, how do you spend special summer holidays? Let me know in the Comments below.