Red, White and Blue

July 2, 2012

Tomorrow (Wednesday) we celebrate Independence Day!

As we have for many years.

But this year, it will be special for me.

It’s my first 4th of July as an American citizen.

I think that’s pretty awesome.

I don’t think about it on a day to day basis.

But sometimes, especially on national holidays, it hits me.

I’m an American.

And proud of it.


Linking up with Bianca for Quotable Bits.

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  • Bits of Bee July 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Wow, what a special milestone to celebrate this July 4th! We’ve just had Canada Day here, but I have to admit, we don’t seem to go all out quite like our American friends! Congratulations, and I hope you have a fabulous time celebrating your first July 4th as an American!

    • Susi July 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks, Bianca. It’s funny how it somehow seems different to me this year…

  • Megan Broutian July 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I think that’s pretty awesome too! Got goosebumps reading that. Happy 4th, Susi šŸ™‚

    • Susi July 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks. The same to you!

  • Rebecca July 3, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I’m so proud you are an American, too!!! You are my American sister! šŸ™‚ Have a blessed holiday. God bless America!

    • Susi July 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Wishing you a great holiday, too. Happy Independence Day!!! šŸ™‚

  • Kerry July 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I’d love to be an American for a while!!
    Happy Independance Day to you and your family šŸ™‚

    • Susi July 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you, Kerry. I’m looking forward to it.

  • Mom July 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I’m so proud of you, wish you guys a very special 4th of July !!!
    Love Mom

    • Susi July 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks, mom. We’ll try! šŸ˜‰

  • Kimberly July 3, 2012 at 8:51 am

    How awesome is that!
    Congrats and I hope that you enjoy the holiday! Be safe.

    • Susi July 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks. You, too. I’ll be starting the day by making waffles and baking. šŸ™‚

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell July 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

    That is just wonderful!

    • Susi July 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      It is. I’m very happy about it.

  • Helen July 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

    That’s fantastic Susi! Congrats to you. Enjoy the holiday!

    • Susi July 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks. You, too. šŸ™‚

  • Ally July 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    That is very awesome! Congratulations!

    • Susi July 4, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Thank you. I’m pretty happy about it.

  • RoryBore July 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Happy 4th — it is just after midnight my time, so I can say it now!

    How special for you! We just happened to be in USA on the 4th once when I was a little girl — what a party! It was just so awesome to see all the patriotic pride. That’s why I try to make the Canadian holiday special for my kids too. even though it was an exhausting day on my own.

    Hope you have an incredible “first” 4th of July!

    • Susi July 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Thanks so much. It is wonderful to see all that patriotism. I have always loved it… We were at Disney once for the 4th and they had a swearing in ceremony on Main St. I was blown away!

  • Kate F. (@katefineske) July 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Happy 4th of July! Enjoy your day and congratulations on it being your 1st as a citizen!

    • Susi July 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Thanks, Kate. Happy 4th to you, too.

  • Sandra July 5, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Congratulations! I read your latest post (pic) before this one, and I wasn’t sure if that was an older picture or not. Now I know! How wonderful this is a very special 4th for you. I loved your flag cake, too!

    • Susi July 5, 2012 at 12:19 am

      Thanks so much. It was a wonderful day/evening and the cake was enjoyed by all. šŸ™‚

  • michelle July 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    oh WOW, I got a little tear in my eye just now! I welcome you with open arms and congratulations on your citizenship! šŸ™‚ big hugs! Michelle W

    • Susi July 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Awww, thank you so much. So sweet of you. šŸ™‚