Sunday, July 5, 2009

The 4th

We sang The Star-Spangled Banner in sacrament meeting today and the third verse really touched me:

"Oh, thus be it ever,
When free men shall stand
Between their loved homes
And the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace,
May the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made
And preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must,
When our cause it is just,
And this be our motto:
"In God is our trust!"
And the star-spangled banner
In triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave!

We went to the Purcell's last night for a wonderful 4th of July party. They spent the day slowly grilling ribs and they were divine. Marisa toiled over the desserts (I'm so glad I didn't have to do the work, yet got to partake in their deliciousness). Eric bought fireworks in WY to entertain us all. The kids had a blast in the pool, on the trampoline, and with their friends.
God bless America.


Geoffrey said...

Oooh. Those desserts DO look divine (I know you were referring to the ribs). I still haven't done a bday cake for June and was thinking of doing fruit pies, however..those pics have me thinking of doing something a little different.

Ryan and Chrystal said...

I'm glad you had a good holiday. I love that verse to the star spangled banner also!

Megan said...

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