Thursday, July 5, 2012

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
 For amber waves of grain,
 For purple mountains majesties,
 Above the fruited plain!
 America! America!
 God shed his grace on thee
 And crown thy good with brotherhood
 From sea to shining sea!
 O beautiful for heroes proved
 In liberating strife, 
 Who more than self their country loved
 And mercy more than strife!
America! America!
 May God thy gold refine
 Till all success be nobleness 
 And every gain divine!
America! America!
 God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!


  1. Looks like y'all had a sweet fourth!!! Loved that last picture. Just precious!!!!!

  2. ALL of these pics are priceless! I love how each of the kids has their own painting style. Oh Annalyse is TOO cute with those messy hands! Great idea for the sparkler hand covers! I will have to remember that!
    And the pics of the kids together, absolutely adorable!!! May God bless America!

  3. Micah's classic! :-) Such a fun (albeit brave) kids want to go over to the Peelers so they can fingerpaint!
    The words of that song are so poignant!