As September 11th rolls around each year it's impossible not to be reminded how easily our freedom can be taken away... Whatever conspiracy theories you may or may not believe, whatever political parties you support, the thought of our county and freedom being threatened is very upsetting. Quite simply because there is no place like home.
As we move forward, September 11th is another gift we can give ourselves each year. A time to thank those who serve our country. A time to rethink what freedom means to us. And a time to thank God for all we have. To move forward we also must live our lives and recommit ourselves to the things we value, such as family.
This year we had the opportunity to spend time with our family and were lucky enough to attend events that included moments of honor for those who have been lost and those who continue to serve. But most of all for us to live and enjoy the things we love most. I recently read that when asked to share a favorite childhood memory most people choose summertime memories, including sunny skies, baseball, friends, family, vacations, cars, etc. And so, these things become what define us, who we are and what we hope for.
We feel blessed this week to enjoy stolen summer days, the sunshine, a visit with my family and make new childhood memories for our son....
Angels Stadium of Anaheim - Angels vs. Mariners
Extra Innings - We call this FREE BASEBALL! What could be better?
Abreu hits a home run to win the game for the Angel's in the 14th inning
Pageant of The Thunderbirds
Uncle wins 1st place!
Awsumb had a wonderful time working in Uncle's shop this week to get the car ready for the show!
What activities and simple pleasures define America to you and your family?