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4th of July July 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 2:27 am
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And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

The 4th of July is always something that is near and dear to my heart.

We always celebrated it as kids.  And have tons of fabulous memories.

That's why during holidays now, you will see me with my camera,

snapping pictures like there's no tomorrow.

I was my kid, nieces, and nephews that be able to pull out photo alobums like I can.

Just to say "remember when".

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”– Abraham Lincoln.

I love to drive down the roads today and see Men with their Grills!  It signifies that summer is now upon us.  We are no longer stuck in the sweaty kitchen to make our meals, but we can now cook outside! 
Grilling reminds me of home.  I know it wasn't that often, but in my memories, it seems like mom or dad was out there grilling every weekend in the summer.  We always had fresh corn on the cob that could be thrown on the grill, hamburgers, hot dogs, whatever else felt like jumping on!  Now that I grill at my own house, it seems so different.  I'm in charge of the grilling, and the sides.  Grilling just brings so many flavor opportunities though.  With all the marinades and seasonings that you can throw on a good steak or pork chop.  Let it cook a while, and call it done!

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, 1863

Yesterday my sisters, cousin, and myself did a 5K.  At the beginning they were talking about how the money went to supprt a troop in Afghanistan and their families back home.  Be it that I'm an emotional wreck already, the the 4th of July can always make me weepy!  I think of these amazing servicemen and women who do the most dangerous things just so that I can sit up at  3 am on my laptop!

Happy 4th of July to all my friends!  God Bless America!  And may God's hands be protecting all our service men and women!


I'll fly my flag with honor!  'cause Freedom don't come Free!


Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 2:07 am
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Let that super cute picture of Lexi serve as an apology for me dropping off the face of the earth for a while.
I’m still trying to figure out how to balance work, wife, mom.
I love my job! It’s so crazy to finally have a job that I love….and that I actually get up and go to even when I’m sick.

We had girls day out yesterday. Me, Lexi, my mom, and my sisters. We went to the mall and walked around. Lexi rode the carousel for the first time, and loved it! She was kicking her feet like she was telling the horse to go faster! Then, she got her ears pierced. We have been wanting to do it since she was really tiny, but honestly we don’t hardly ever go to the mall. So, I decided yesterday was going to be the day. She did awesome! I think she was more upset that I was holding her arms down and the lady had a hold of her ear than she was about the actual procedure. She let out a good loud scream though. But, by the time we walked out of the store and to the chairs to sit down, she was totally over it! I was kinda scared her daddy would be upset, but he loves them!

Me, Lisa, Kristin, and Zach ran a 5k yesterday morning. It was me and Kristin’s very first time. And I’m pretty sure we both fell in love! We’re hoping to get motivated to run during the week, and then do more races with Lisa and Zach (the professionals)! Honestly, I got huge blisters on my feet before we were even halfway done. And my legs hurt like a mo-fo today. But, I’m sitting here in bed wide awake at 3am wondering where I can go to jog! One thing that holds me back is that Jacob is the one that spends the majority of alone time with Lexi. He gets her up and ready in the morning, and then he picks her up at 5 after work. I don’t get home ’til around six, and then I have to cook dinner. So, he has her by himself that whole time, so I don’t want to just up and go out for a jog. I mentioned to Jacob’s Aunt Michelle that I need a jogging stroller. She said she has one she can give me! That would be awesome, ’cause then I could just take Lexi running with me. And I honestly think that she would love it!
THat’s all that’s up with me! I hope everyonhe has a safe holiday weekend!