Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy 20th of July!

These pictures were supposed to be done and posted for you for the 4th of July.
But I never got to them.
And then over the 4th, we were in Colorado having a not so great experience.

So here they are, finally. (I'm not known for promptness, unfortunately.)



I asked for a salute, and it looked a bit more like he was looking through goggles.

A little thumb adjustment and it's all better.


I don't know if I'm getting soft in my old age or what, but this next picture makes me tear up every time I look at it.
The way he's looking up at the soldier - so.absolutely.precious.
Lump in my throat.
It reminds me of everything I love about this country.
Blown up full size, it's so moving.


Also making me cry? His tee shirt is from Cora's.
Not that I don't think of The Macs numerous times a day anyway, but when I see this shirt I'm just reminded of my vast blessings.

We've gotten so many comments from strangers on how cute the shirt is.
And then I tell people about this beautiful little girl named Cora and the amazing family she had while she was here on earth.

Good grief, I need another tissue.
Enjoy your blessings today!

37 comments:

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Those pictures are just precious! You need to send off that last picture to some place. That is a must see to all! One that should be posted so all vets can be proud of their sacrifice to keep us free.

Spadazzle said...

Nice pictures! I just linked you from my blog on your 4th of July wreath. We are making them this week! I think Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas would be GREAT too!

rentz said...

He is so cute! Great pics.

Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings. Four little ones and one big one come to mind right away!

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Love it Beki! Such a cutie and I'm with you, awesome pic of him looking up at the soldier!

Thanks for sharing.....Blessings!
Torri

Wendy said...

Okay, it's a little too early in the morning for you to be making me cry. Stop it!

Erica said...

wow that picture is very moving. i don't blame your teary-eyed-ness!

Molly said...

He is too cute!!! You should have that last blown up into a canvas print!!! Happy be-lated anniversary too!!
~Molly P

V and Co. said...

oh.that.last.picture.
wow.

Megan said...

Ok...you almost had me tearing up. That is a fantastic picture.

Ang said...

Absolutely beautiful Beki, I see why it moves you so. I'm speechless...

Anonymous said...

I so look forward to reading your posts! You have been such an inspiration to me and I don't even know you! May God richly bless you and your family.

Kandis said...

Love the pictures Beki!! I can see why it makes you tear up!!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Awesome pics! Thanks for stopping by my Blog! Did I tell you that we just returned from a week in Arkansas on the White Rive at our families cabin! - flew in and out of Branson! And my parents went to one of the shows after they dropped us off at the airport! So amazingly beautiful and peaceful there!

Heather said...

Amazing!!

Mindy M. Harris said...

SO neat that you got a Cora shirt.I am never fast enough!

Polka Dot Moon said...

What wonderful pictures!!! And yes, please pass the tissue box! Cora and her family touched us all.

Laura said...

beautiful.
just beautiful.
off to enjoy my blessings...

Scott, Joanna, Matthew said...

Amazing Pictures especially the last one. It brought tears to my eyes also.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I love those pics!!

C. Beth said...

AWESOME.

jennifer said...

These are just wonderful.

kraftykash said...

What a great place to take pictures! Is that there in town? I love it!

ShellyStout said...

Love the photo of him looking at the soldier. PRICELESS

Dawn (dandy) said...

Its not just you... that picture is adorable. ~sniffle~

Kelly said...

Happy 20th of July! Beautiful picture!

Trasie Bressler said...

OMG! Where are these taken at? I love love love them. Priceless!!!!!!

I'm with you on the one where he is looking up at the soldier...I need a box of kleenex and another for the shirt that he is wearing.

Geez!!! Love them!

BlackCatMima / Tobelina said...

Re: your comment on my blog -
Newlyweds annoy me too. LOL!!

Great pics!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

These are extremely touching pics! I love them!

BTW, better late than never, right? :)

forrestina vintage said...

glad you posted this--just priceless, Beki. the first one and the last one = A+

Curtis Collectables :) said...

I love how kids can be fascinated with things they don't have any idea about.

Whimsical Creations said...

I need a tissue now. So precious!

Grace said...

Precious!

PamperingBeki said...

Thank you guys!

It's just a big mural wall nearby. I think I first noticed it in January and knew that I wanted to take July pictures there.

Graceful Moments said...

What great photos. What a great wall. The last picture is perfect...all the better knowing that his little shirt came from Cora's.
I'm glad you didn't get these up on the 4th. I think we need these patriotic messages all during the year, not just on holidays.
Thanks for the reminder to count our blessings!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Oh..Gee...wipe,wipe...another great pic of 'the baby"....you soon will have to refer to him as...something else. He is growing up so fast...still lovin him!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

What fantastic pictures...wow! You know the saying... "better late than never." Those pictures were worth the wait and perhaps we could create a new day...HAPPY JULY 20!

jen christians said...

Those pictures are fantastic. The shirt is amazing. I love it! Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Your kids are precious!