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Independence Day // 2015

We had a lot of back & forth over where we’d spend the 4th of July this year. There is always so much going on within our families. Despite a few invitations, we decided to stay home. Things with Marina have been so rough. The thought of taking a trip away from home in uncertain…

Independence Day // 2014

We had a beautiful weekend celebrating the 4th of July with family. The weather wasn’t cooperative on Friday but we had a nice day indoors at my mother-in-law’s. Roman had such fun playing with his cousins and there was delicious food and great conversation for the adults. On Saturday, the sun came out. We drove…

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Happy (Belated) 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, friends! We’re a day late but we’ll be celebrating Independence Day all weekend. I hope that you had a wonderful celebration. We visited family for fun barbecues. It was a scorcher but we kept cool with lots of shade & cool drinks. No fireworks yet but we’re going to see a…

Happy Independence Day!

Patriotism is a funny thing. Both of my grandfathers are veterans of foreign war, as are many other family members & close friends. For the great sacrifices that have been made—& are currently being made—I am deeply grateful. I am by nature a peace-loving person, but the politics of war are more complicated than that.…