Happy 4th

I’m proud to be an American….

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where at least I know I’m free,


and I won’t forget the ones who died

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who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up, next to you

tom and i

and defend her still today

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land


God bless the USA

Have a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July <3

To all of my non-American friends, have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday 😀

See ya later today with Orlando shenanigans 😉



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  1. Little Bookworm on July 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Hope you have a great day Gina! 🙂

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on July 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Happy 4th to you – and thanks to the Pilot for all he does for our country!

  3. Karyn on July 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    happy 4th to you and the pilot. thanks for all he does 🙂

  4. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    You and the pilot are too cute! Have a great Fourth as well Gina!

  5. Kimberly on July 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Love the song lyrics and pictures. Beautiful!
    My Dad was career Navy and that song has always been very special to us.
    I teared up while reading it.

    Thank you for your and your husbands service.
    Enjoy this wonderful day!

  6. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on July 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you!!! And enjoy your 4th!

  7. s on July 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    aww i loved this. they always played that song at our fireworks celebration in my hometown in ok haha. memories 🙂
    have a great 4th!

  8. denise on July 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    that was great Gina – enjoy your day!

  9. kelsey on July 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Happy 4th of July! I’m very proud to be an American – even though I hope to become as “un-american” as possible when I move to France in September!

    This is definitely my favorite holiday, since it’s all about being proud of the freedom’s we’ve been given, spending time with family and friends, and it brings everyone together! Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

  10. Dana in KC on July 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Happy 4th to all! I am happy that the pilot could be with you today. 🙂

  11. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on July 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Enjoy your holiday in Orlando! 😀

    Tell the pilot I said thanks for representin’! I grew up surrounded by military, with my daddio in the Army, and I know the lifestyle takes A LOT of sacrifice. I’m sooooo glad you have him home to celebrate with this weekend.

  12. Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect on July 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Loved this post! Wish you a happy & safe 4th!!

  13. Katherine on July 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm


    Your blog and the pilot are constant reminders of how important independence is. Thank you

  14. Laura on July 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    hope you are having a wondeful day xx

  15. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on July 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Happy 4th of July!! And a big THANK YOU to the pilot for his service to our country!!

  16. Kristina on July 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    those lyrics always move me… teared up reading this! 🙂

    thanks for a beautiful post, and to your pilot for all he does.

    happy 4th to you!

  17. Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine on July 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    what a beautiful post! Thanks to the pilot for everything he does. :>

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Jacquie on July 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Have a fabulous Fourth with your family.. and thank you Pilot for everything to do 🙂

  19. jen on July 4, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    So cool! Is that an A-10? My dad flew A-10s for 15 years!!

    • Fitnessista on July 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      how awesome- my pilot flies a-10s too 🙂

  20. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on July 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I hope you have a great 4th with your husband!

  21. Leah on July 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    This was a great post!! Im Canadian, but I still teared up a little.

  22. kellyO on July 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Great post and tell the Pilot thanks!!!

  23. Katie on July 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Happy Fourth to you and the pilot!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on July 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I am so proud of the Pilot for serving our country…and to you for standing by him thru longgggg deployments 🙂

  25. Maria on July 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Happy Fourth of July! Love that song!


  26. Romy on July 5, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Thank you Gina! We had a relaxing hot Sunday 😀 Since 2 weeks we have more than 30°C! That’s a lot for us here 😉

    Our Sundays are normally lazy. Sometimes we visit our families, but mostly we spend time together and relax. My fiancé is also working and traveling a lot, so we appreciate our lazy Sundays 😀

    I hope you had a Happy Fourth of July 🙂

  27. MizFit on July 5, 2010 at 5:44 am


    you and the Pilot rock.

  28. CaSaundra on July 5, 2010 at 8:11 am

    What a great post Gina! Hope you had an awesome 4th!

  29. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 5, 2010 at 9:12 am

    you are wonderful. and so is your hubby for fighting for our country 🙂

  30. Krystin on July 5, 2010 at 9:38 am

    the pilot is an american hero! and so are YOU and all of the military families who provide the support to keep them going strong! our freedom definitely does not come free.. hope y’all had an amazing day! 🙂

  31. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on July 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Special thanks to you and your hubby for all you do to support our country! I get all teary when I think about families that sacrifice so much for our country and it’s even more wonderful to get to “know” those special people through the blog. Thank you both!

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