Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy 4th and crappy internet providers *updated

Posting will be light(er) for awhile around here. Our stupid internet provider failed to mention that they are increasing our bill by $25 a month. Thank God that I just happened to look at the bill today! In the words of Michelle Tanner...'how rude'!!!!

 Fifty-five dollars a month for JUST INTERNET is absolutely ridiculous!!! So, I'll be disconnecting our service as of Wednesday and searching for something cheaper.

*Update- I called my internet provider today and after talking to four different people they gave me my old monthly price back. :)

Just goes to show that it never hurts to ask!!


 I'm SO excited for the fourth of July this year, are you?! 
This is the first year since we've been married, almost nine years now, that the hubs has the day off. Every year I take our kids to the Independence Day parade and he has never been able to go.

On top of that, my brother called last night and said that he and his wife will be coming home (from WA) for the fourth/weekend. I can't wait to see them, plus this holiday just isn't the same when he isn't here!!!
 My brother loves the fourth, he was always buying fireworks and blowing stuff up when we were in high school. One year it was an old Playstation. We would always watch the fireworks together too once it got dark. Our city puts on a big firework show (does yours?). 
I have so many great memories from spending the fourth with my husband (when we were dating) and my family, especially my brother. One year the mosquito's were quite bad so I had doused myself with repellent. I was walking towards the garage door with Stanley behind me and my brother Mikey behind him. Stanley was playing around with a lighter, when I got to the door it was locked which I wasn't expecting so I pretty much walked into the door. Stanley wasn't paying attention/was so caught off guard by my sudden stop that he walked right into me with the lighter lit. My butt went up in flames for a hot second, literally, from the mosquito repellent. Scared the crap out of me then, but it's pretty funny now to tell people that my husband set me on fire once. 

Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, stay safe and Happy Independence Day!

O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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