Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, America!

For the 4th of July festivities this year, we renewed an old tradition of going to a good old American baseball game at the Carolina Mudcats in nearby Zebulon.  Before Eddie and I got married, we would attend games here on the 4th with friends from my Dad's old church.  Now that we are back in the area, it only felt right to try to renew this tradition so we arranged to get tickets with some of our dearest old church friends.  It was still pretty hot and humid with threats of rain, but most of the rain missed us and the game was on with fireworks afterwards.  It was so fun catching up with these wonderful old friends, and I hope we can continue this tradition and see lots more of them.

First up, some red, white and blue family pictures were in order.

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I love these boys! 

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I loved Brody's face here.  He looked like he was looking so lovingly at Evan.  I think he was actually looking at the dog who kept trying to photo bomb the picture.  

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The best we could get. 
TAKE US OUT TO THE BALLGAME

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TAKE US OUT TO THE CROWD

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BUY US SOME PEANUTS

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AND CRACKER JACKS!

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{Mattox and I with my dear old friend, Amanda}

WE DON'T CARE

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{And with her sweet little man, Brantley}

IF WE 

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{Amanda's dear parents, Barbara and Ricky, who are like another set of parents to me}

NEVER

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{We put all the boys together.}
GET BACK!

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{Brantley and his mommy enjoyed some ice cream.}
LET ME ROOT, ROOT, ROOT

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FOR THE HOME TEAM!

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IF THEY DON'T WIN IT'S A SHAME! (and they didn't, of course)

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FOR IT'S ONE, TWO, THREE STRIKES,
YOU'RE OUT

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AT THE OLD BALL GAME! 

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My favorite song that I love to hear during the fireworks show!  I remember loving when this song would come on the radio when I was a very small child living in Indiana with my Uncle and Aunt.  While I am not always proud of my country these days, I am still proud of what our country has historically stood for.   
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{Brody loved his little light wand he picked out at the Dollar Store.}

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{Love his little face watching the fireworks.}

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And a beautiful finale! 

2 comments:

  1. I love this whole post Sherry, especially your red, white, and blue family :)

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  2. Your family pictures came out awesome! I am so relieved for you (and for me too!) that we got good ones this year. I loved all of your clothes and they looked fabulous all together. I am also so impressed by your photo grid of fireworks. Impressive stuff! We didn't go to any baseball games at all this year. I'd like to do some spring training games this spring. We have so many teams that train here.

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