Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

God Bless America!

We've moved to our new house back in my hometown and almost settled in just in time for one of my favorite holidays.

snapped a few pictures on a gorgeous morning with my phone after I returned from a walk.  

These are around our property and yard. 

 I am so incredibly thankful to God for giving me my hearts desire.

The country life with wide open spaces, mature trees, and flowers galore!   

There are paths and gardens here and there leading into nooks and patios around the yard.

Today I was inside most of the day cooking.

Cooking and baking all afternoon for my family's big picnic on the grounds at my parent's tomorrow.  I shucked and cut 18 ears of fresh corn, made m&m cookie dough ready in the fridge to bake tomorrow, and I'll make the lemon meringue pie after the parade in the morning.  

They are sorting out the red and blue ones for the cookies!

Find this recipe here at my blog!

Tonight my grandparents came over and we enjoyed some strawberry shortcake with homemade lemon pound cake together with coffee.  It's so nice to have family in our home again!

love the summer, and Independence Day is certainly the highlight!  I feel overwhelmed with joy as we are celebrating in my hometown... The place we now live again!  

I hope tomorrow my USA friends will all remember our country came through a great price of bravery and sacrifice, but it's only because of God's mercy and provision in our land that we still have anything worth celebrating.  

May we celebrate our independence while depending solely on The One who sacrificed His life on the cross to bring freedom to all mankind!!

Happy 4th of July from my family here at The Cozy Little Kitchen!

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." 
John 8:36


Red Couch Recipes said...

I have passed through Kentucky twice, and have always been impressed by all the green. Where I live in WA is supposed to be green, but we are being bombarded with a heat wave. Your new home is lovely, as well as your little family. Joni

Leslie said...

Joni, I'm glad you thought Kentucky was beautifully green when you passed through! Usually July and August are our driest months, but it's rained a lot so far this summer. Thank you for your compliments on our house! We're very excited to be living here, and I love waking up to a serene view. I hope you're are having a nice summer and stay cool! Thanks for your visit here and your comment. :)

Lois Pearsey said...

Glad to hear you are settled and moved in. Sounds like you have a wonderful holiday. Your family is precious. Blessings to you all..