Saturday, July 4, 2009

God Bless America



Courtesy of Martha Stewart.com
When I think of the 4th of July...I can remember going to the fireworks on the Detroit River. Boy, That was a grand event to see in person...all those huge fireworks exploding right above my head....(I think I was all of maybe 8yrs old!!!)

But I also think of a small fireworks display put on by my friends dad every year. He did it in his backyard and if you got an invitation....boy, you just thought that was the absolute best! Those fireworks may have been in his backyard but they were just as "grand" and "special" as the ones on the Detroit River!



When I think of the 4th of July, I also think of the time my Mom and I went to Traverse City, Michigan. We stayed in a beautiful hotel, visited the casino, the wine country, the lighthouse, and sat out on our balcony for the most amazing fireworks display I have ever seen! (A memory I will never forget!)
I also think of good friends, great food, patriotic table settings or decorations and even perhaps a fun cocktail. Here are some 4th of July favorites from Martha Stewart.Com.







And Last, To the Brave Men and Women who have fought for our country from the beginning and to the ones that are STILL fighting for our freedom....THANK YOU!!!

God Bless America...

And as Always...Thanks for Visiting,
Danielle


16 comments:

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Happy 4th of July Danielle!!
what a gorgeous post, I'm a little teary eyed this morning. I am missing the rest of my family in upstate new york today and remembering all our old parades and picnics we went to in the small town I grew up in. We are just having a simple barbecue here today and I found some sparklers for the boys in PA for a few dollars and that will be the highlight of their day!! It doesn't take much, some hamburgers on the grill, lemonade, popsicles and sparklers and my boys are thrilled!!
Have a wonderful wonderful day!!

Tami said...

I have to agree with Bunny.. BEAUTIFUL POST!

Thank you for remembering our Troops! GOD BLESS THEM.

Wish they were home and peace was once again in place.

Have a beautiful day Danielle!

HuGZ
Tami

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love all the pics, great post. Stopping in from SITS to say hello...have a great 4th of July!

Alicia said...

Hi Danielle!!

Love all the pictures you shared and the memory of your childhood!!

Have a wonderful 4th, my friend!

The Redhead Riter said...

Visiting from SITS. Happy 4th of July!

thatgirlblogs said...

I love the lanterns... and cupcakes ;)

visiting from SITS, happy 4th!

Kristin said...

Happy 4th!! Makes me wish I had gotten my act together and thrown a lovely party with one of Martha's tablescapes. Next year!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

It sounds like you have such great memories of this special holiday!

I hope you enjoy this year equally as much! :)

carma said...

So true about the brave men and women. I have a family member now stationed in Baghdad helping keep our awesome country free!

Hope you had an fantastic 4th and got to see some fireworks! Our town canceled the fireworks in order to save money; which I doubt they really needed to do considering how many speeding tickets are written every day. Anyway, hope you live someplace that actually had fireworks!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Awww...I love the 4th of July! It's my favorite holiday...
Thanks for sharing your memories...

mimi said...

I'm a day late..but hope your 4th was wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Hi Danielle! Wanted to thank you for the warm 4th of July wishes you sent me! I hope you enjoyed yours as well!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi Danielle its me again, I just wanted to pop over and say Hi!! and thank you for all your sweet comments!! your such a sweety!! I like decorating the house more too, fashion is fun but while my little guy is small its not always too pratical, especially for the playground, plus I really don't like to shop for clothes (unless its on line) There is no time to go to the mall these days plus during this recession I'm dreaming more about fashion than shopping for it!! Have a wonderful day
xoxo
Bunny

jori-o said...

Stopping by from SITS...what a lovely blog you have! 4th of July memories are the BEST! Hope your holiday this year was spectacular! =)

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!!! Stopping by from SITS!!! Happy Tuesday!!

KK said...

Oooh that Martha tart looks amazing!