"America, to me, is freedom."
I have always loved this great country and all that is stands for. I felt my love grow a little stronger when I married a soldier. On weekends like this last, the love for my country is shared across the nation and the circumstances of the daily news and what may be trending on Facebook is set aside for a day to come together and celebrate the USA.
And that, is amazing.
Our July 4th weekend was spent in Tampa visiting Rob's grandparents. They are living up the retired life right on the water. Since we typically visit over Thanksgiving, this was a special (hot) adventure for us. But tons of fun, minus the rain.
First off - we were in TLF Lodging and we dubbed it our apartment.. how amazing is this? A three room place...
We smiled a lot.
Girlfriend looks like her mama in this picture and that may be a first!
And we played games.
I am so glad we were able to get away for the weekend... and while it wiped us all out, it was totally worth it. Grace gets to have a relationship with her great-grandparents - how many kids can say that these days?!