Sunday, July 5, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

We had a great 4th of July! We started off by attending a Tea Party in Gilbert, and it was really nice to see such a great turn out from both sides of the political parties. . The Tea Parties are away for Americans to peacefully protest all the Government spending, taxes and over all less Government in the free market. If you want to learn more about what a Tea Party is I recommend that you do some research and find out what it is. and over all just get your self more informed.

We ended up on the news last night showing us with our signs protesting. I haven't seen it yet but my brother called to tell me he saw our family on the news.

Here's the boys holding there signs. We had a family home evening lesson earlier that week to let our kids know what and why were going to the Tea Party. I think it is very important for us to teach our children true history and patriotism. I'm just glad to have these chances to teach our children that if you don't like what's going on to speak up and do something about is. So many people are so apathetic that they don't like what's going on but just end up burying there heads in the sand.

Here's our friends Mark and Janette Duffin who went with us to the Tea Party and afterward we went back to our house for a brunch.

Some of the main stream media will have people believe that not very many people show up to these Tea Parties. But I can tell you from experience they are wrong it was a great turn out. There's a moment happening and the media just wants to down play it.

Here's my brother filming some of the Tea Party to put on You Tube as a way to create at more awareness. In our family we have never sat by and just talked politics we get involved and I'm grateful for parents who instilled in us while we were young what it means to be an American and grateful for this country that our Heavenly Father had preordained so he could bring about is restored gospel. Now it our turn to maintain those freedoms so many Americans died for.

After our protest and brunch with the Duffins we went and took the kids to see Ice Age 3. It was cute and the kids enjoyed it. We then headed over to my brothers house for a BBQ.

Hunter took this picture of Kevin and I. He did a good job for being only 5 years old!

Here's one Andrews picture of us which should of been a sweet picture but Hunter jumped in at last second and Kevin gave me the bunny ears. But that's what life is all about having fun!

My boys!

Before we went to go see fireworks we let the kids throw poppers on the ground. There boys they loved it!

So finally we ended that night with going to Schnepf Farms for an awesome display of fire works!

Happy 4th of July everyone and remember to maintain the Independence we have now we must get involved in our local communities as well as our Government. If you want to get informed but not sure how or where to start check out my new blog at I will also post the link on this blog. This new blog is for people to get informed and ways to leave comments to help each other not as Republicans or Democrats but as Americans.


Sunflourmom said...

Great post...loved the pictures! Tell my grandsons that I am very proud of them!! I really liked the sayings on your signs! By the shirts! Great to see so many attending the Tea Party!!!

Vickie said...

Good for you! My dad has attended a tea party or two as well. I read a quote today that made me think of you:
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Fergy Bunch said...

Sounds like you had a fun filled day! Glad you had fun and that you were able to teach the boys about their country!

Anonymous said...

We had fun! (even if I am quite) you picked the perfect spot to see those awesome fireworks!