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What a fun fourth of July we had!  I hope everyone else in America enjoyed the celebration of our country and the beauty of the veterans who served and sacrificed for our nation.   While I was at the beginning of the parade route waiting for it to start, my husband watched a veteran in his 90’s receive 6 medals!  He couldn’t tell me about it without getting emotional.  I know I would have cried!  What a different world it was in that man’s time and what a different country he fought to protect.    I wonder what those veterans think of the current state of affairs.

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This is a photo of our decorated Kubota!  We drove it in the parade and won 2nd place for our decorations.  It was a lot of fun.  My friend Angie is in the passenger seat and I was driving.  We had my daughter and a friend of hers throwing candy out to the children from the back.  It was a lot of fun!

The winner was a local man who also won last year.  He had a golf cart with some flags on it and a blue teddy bear.  Hmmm.  I think it was rigged (ha), but that is okay.  I told Angie that only God knew why it was important for that man to win.  Maybe it affirms him in a way that we don’t understand.   Angie and I certainly had fun trying to beat him and will try even harder next year (ha).     (Below – my daughter’s friend on the left and our Princess on the right.)

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Angie and I shared lots of laughs!

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Of course you can’t have the 4th of July without fireworks!

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 Or without s’mores!

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To put the icing on the cake, the weather was perfect.  It was nice and COOL!  We even had to wear sweatshirts in the evening!  I loved it!

I have some exciting news!

Are you ready?

 

My husband has given us permission to get a PUPPY!   Some of you may remember that our sweet yellow lab named Peanut died this past April.   We have been on a hunt to find another dog for months and now we are waiting to pick up our baby yellow lab!  This time we are getting a whiter colored lab (though he is still considered yellow).   We aren’t 100% on what we will name him, but are leaning towards RUFUS.  Ha.    This is NOT a picture of our dog, but he will look just like this:

 

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I pray all of my American friends had a good holiday weekend!

Happy belated Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends.   Better late than never, eh?

2 Chronicles 7:14

If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.