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I am an Air Force wife and mother of three precious gifts from God. I enjoy learning at home with my children, and the many adventures this life sends our way. So stop by often to visit, and check out what the Five Nomads are up to.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America

Today is July 4th. Another Fourth of July Celebration. While we enjoy the food and festivities, we also try to set aside a moment to give thanks and explain to our children how blessed and lucky they are to be born into this great country. Some years we are fortunate enough to be able to travel back to Minnesota, and spend the holiday with family.

Mr. Nomad with his brother and our big kiddos back in 2003. Here I am with The General and Princess in 2004. Mr. Nomad's parents live on a lake, so we were part of the neighborhood boat parade that year.
Other years we haven't been able to go "home", but none the less we celebrate with family, our military family. Above the General, Princess and Bubby as we celebrated the 4th on the banks of the Potomac in Washington, D.C. 2007.

If you look closely you can pick out Princess and Bubby. Princess is 4th from the right, bending down close to Bubby. The rest of the crew are just a few of our military family members from the D.C. celebration of 2008.
This military life we have chosen comes at the cost of being hundreds, many times thousands of miles from home and the friends we have made along the way. Sometimes non-military folks will ask, "Isn't it hard moving all the time?" I like to think of it more as a challenge, a challenge and an adventure. For that is one of the blessings of being an American, the blessing of free-will. I can live this nomadic life. I can raise my children the way I want, and I can worship God freely. Just as God intended it to be.
So today we will again celebrate our country's birth of freedom. We will try in some small way to honor our forefathers by remembering our history. All the sacrifices so many Americans have made for our country, both past and present. We will also be thinking back on the good times we've shared with family and friends. Most of all we will be giving thanks to God. Thanking him for our great country, for our friends and family, and for always providing us with a "home" whenever the Air Force sends us.
May God bless you all today, and always,


  1. First and foremost a THANK-YOU and dept of gratitude to Your Husband for serving our very blessed country and a huge THANK-YOU to you for being the wind beneath The Eagle Scouts wings.

    Next, it is fun to see how you've celebrated for the past few years.

    Last, love what you've done with the place dear!

  2. We missed you guys at our 2nd annual 4th of July BBQ. We had GREAT weather...can you believe it? It was about 75 degrees and a bit overcast. Best of all? No rain! Worst of all? You guys were missing. Thanks for the picture of the kids from last year. It brings back fond memories.

  3. I enjoyed catching up, Tami!

    Your post about the 4 Corners brought back a lot of memories. My husband spent many of his childhood years living in Navajo country. It's an interesting place.

  4. Jody, you are very welcome. I know it may sound canned, or dorky. . .but it really is an honor for our family to serve. I'm glad you like the new look.
    Sheril, as you can see from today's post, I missed you too!
    Melissa, we've gotta talk! So much going on in your life. I need to catch up!