A wonderful 4th of July weekend was had by the Papesh family. We did so many different family things and just had a great time the whole weekend with friends and family.
Today in church we had a mission priest who is working in Morocco. He was very interesting and though Morocco does not sound like a horrible place, it is not like the good old USA! I know we have our troubles; our economy is in rough shape, we are fighting in a lengthy war, and morals seem to be deteriorating at a terrifying pace. I could go on and on right? But no where in the world can you find a country with more opportunity, freedom, and diversity than America! I know for me personally, I am so blessed to live in this great country! The national holiday's, like Memorial Day and Veteran's Day bring a sense of pride and complete awe. So many sacrificed and continue to so that we can live in freedom. I've been brought to tears or had chills run through my body during such Memorial Celebrations. This year's sublime event for me was in fact at church. The closing hymn was God Bless America and we sang the verse that goes with it, the song just awakens some sort of good feeling inside of me. I don't know what it is. I do know that I was completely oblivious to the boys wrestling around at the time (another story). It was a rousing rendition and the place was so alive!
Here are a few pics of the wild weekend. We did so much.