10 on the 10th (A Few Days Early): All About Patriotism

This months 10 on the 10th ( a couple days early!) is all about patriotism.  Pretty fitting here in the United States as we just celebrated our Independence day with the 4th of July.  This month's link up is a series of 10 questions about our country and patriotism.



1.  When is your Country's Birthday?-- The 4th of July!

2.  What are your country's patriotic colors?  Red, White, and Blue



3.  Do you wear those colors on Independence day or your nation's birthday?  Sometimes.  I try to but sometime the weather doesn't cooperate with what I had picked out that particular year.  This year I wore my blue romper with the white stars paired with some red sandals and nail polish.



4.  Do you fly a flag at your home?  Do you decorate for Independence day?  Nope and Nope.  I just don't think of it.

5.  How do you feel about wearing the flag?  I don't wear the flag but I am also not one of those people that takes offense at seeing others wearing it either.

6.  How do you celebrate your country's birthday?  We always have a big family party at the lake (it may not always be on the 4th itself but we pick a Saturday close to the 4th) and it's an all day affair lasting well past dark complete with firework displays from nearby houses, s'mores, campfires, boating, games, and lots and lots of food.





7. What is your favorite patriotic song? God Bless the USA By Lee Greenwood


8.  Do you visit the cemetery for Memorial or Veteran's Day?  Any family members in the military? I don't ever think to visit the cemetery.  We used to have family members in the military but they are no longer serving.

9. How do you vote: absentee, early, or on the day of?  The day of

10.  What is your favorite patriotic holiday food?  We often make some sort of baked goods with red/ white/ blue decorations.  Alec took over a few years ago and so far he's made swirled cupcakes, a firecracker cake, and one year we had an American flag cake too.




Linking Up With: Mid-Week link up,








Comments

  1. I love that you visit the lake for the 4th. We also spend the time by the lake on the 4th. My favorite part is the fireworks over the water! Hope you all had a great holiday this year.

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    1. I love the fireworks over the water! Living right on the lake we get to enjoy fireworks displays at least a few times throughout the season.

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  2. We love watching fireworks on the 4th. This year was different than the past, but we were still able to have a good time.

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    1. We had so many fireworks displays this year that as I stood on shore I could see 4 different ones going off around the lake. (and thankfully didn't hear of any injuries or problems with them!).

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  3. I used to do a lot more with the red, white, and blue motif when the kids were all home to help eat it!
    LIke you, our family views the 4th as a family day and we want to be near water if the weather cooperates.

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    1. This year we didn't even end up eating any red/white/ blue as Alec made raspberry cheesecake truffles and key lime pie... and they were both so good that our only complaints that he needed to make more next time!

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  4. I was wondering if these questions would be repetitive when answered by multiple people but your answers are unique so I guess mine could be too!

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    1. I was wondering how different they would all be too.

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  5. Your 4th of July (or close to the day) celebrations sound like so much fun! And the cake/cupcakes look delicious! How wonderful that your son enjoys making them!

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    1. It is so much fun! My husband's family has done this every year. I can remember going with him when we were in high school. It's so fun to see how much everyone changes over time and how many new members get added to the family

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  6. Lake Trips on the 4th are awesome! Always loved your baked goods but that firecracker cake looks amazing!

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    1. He made that firecracker cake a few years ago and it was really tasty! It was one his first attempts at cake decorating too.

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  7. Your star romper is super cute and so perfect for 4th of July! I love your gorgeous cupcakes too!

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  8. Yummy cupcakes and cake! And you look so cute in that romper.

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    1. Thank you! It's so soft and comfortable too.

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  9. Enjoyed reading your answers as well as answering them myself and linking up with Leslie!

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  10. Those swirled cupcakes look like they are from a bakery - very impressive! I need a baker helper like that at my house!! And - cute romper. I like it!

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  11. I think I say it every post...that Alec is amazing!!
    What a big gang you had for the 4th celebration. We have never been close enough in proximity or relationships to visit cousins and extended family. Kind of sad. My parents raised us half way across the country from all our family. We rarely saw them. Kind of jealous of the family and friends you guys had to celebrate with. Good fun.
    Your patriotic look is adorable. Love the red sandals. Great pop of color.

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    1. All of the party pictures are from a few years ago but we are quite lucky to be surrounded by so much family.

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