Friday, July 4, 2008

{Independence Day}

This was a great week leading up the 4th of July. I've been reminded of, and learned some important things. Sunday, we went to the Marriott center on BYU campus, to hear Glenn Beck speak. Little did I know it would be so inspiring. I left a better person and more motivated to be so much more. He emphasized, "We the people, make the difference, it is up to us. Hope is about who we really are, not who we've allowed ourselves to become." "People are dying everyday, to have a small piece of what we enjoy every single day...What a Country!" "Don't take for granted our Life, Fortune, and our Sacred Honor." Remember who we are."

On the 4th, I ran in the Freedom Run 5k. I actually was emotional as I started out the race, thinking of how many of us come together to celebrate our independence. I'm so proud to be part of something so incredible. So special. It's something I'm passionate about. Something I love. The fireworks topped it off, along with spending some fun time with family and friends. Of course that is what it's about, being together as family and friends, celebrating the country that we all live in and love.
I'm proud to be an American.

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17 comments:

The Dunns said...

These are the coolest pics ever!!! Fireworks are one of my favorite things!! We really didn't get to see any fireworks except on our drive home and there was a few!! This made my morning. Good thing you have a super fly camera to catch these moments!!!

Aubrey & Garrett Frei said...

Hey Mick! Cool pictures! I haven't heard back from ya, are you still selling your camera?

Graceful/Gracelynn said...

I love the pics!!!

Anonymous said...

you just keep getting better...should be a line from a song! Looking forward to having you guys this month!
Love, Mame

Anonymous said...

I look retarded in the picture on top haha. But I love all the other pics, they look great! I had fun with you guys that day! <3 Meghan

kassy said...

That flag picture is AWESOME! I want it framed and in my house! You are amazing Mikki!

Emett Family said...

Looks like you had a great 4th of July celebration. Neat pictures! I am available both Tues. and Wed. I am really excited to have you over to see the movie. Hope you have a great day! See you soon!

Janet said...

I want cupcakes now. Most excellent shots.

Mike and Hilary said...

I love the pictures of the fireworks, so cool!

Ash & Aust said...

AMAZING!!! How awesome! Those are so beautiful and so patriotic! I love them! I miss St. George Fireworks. there is really NOTHING like it. (are you still in st. george???) well, at least the fire works here are NOT AT ALL that awesome. Oh well. They pretty much shot them up in the same spot one at a time. Kinda sad. HA HA oh well, I STILL LOVE MY COUNTRY!

and let me just say again, your pics are amazing

laura said...

Hey Mikki! As always, your are amazing! Hey I was wondering what your address and phone number are. You can just e-mail it to me at cope143@gmail.com. Baby Cope is on it's way and we will totally be wanting pictures :).

RY & MAND WRIGHT said...

These pictures are so great. I love the one of the cupcakes:) They look so cute... and the one of Brayd and you sis in law playing Bachi so fun. The firework ones turned out cool too!!! How was it Having all your room mates last night?

The Dunns said...

love the new pics you added!!!

Laurie M. said...

Beautiful pics. I love the fireworks- very cool!

Ben & Kirsten said...

Mikki I love all these pictures! They turned out so well. YOu need to start submitting your work to magazines or something. they'd totally get published somewhere!

Bagiera said...

wow! Awesome pictures!!

Katie said...

Hi! You don't know me but I found your blog from my friend Karlee Lemon's blog. I love your photos! You have a true talent.