Thursday, July 5, 2012

God Bless the USA

It has been quite awhile since I have posted.  The summer seems to be flying by already.

Last weekend Tim was at a bachelor party in Alexandria so I went to see my good friend/teammate from college, Kaitlyn. She lives in a really small town called Paynesville, MN. We hung out, caught up, babysat her little niece and in the morning we did some farm chores like feeding the cows! Ha. It was fun to see her life on the farm.

The fourth of July was very fun this year. Since it was on a Wednesday a lot of people had to work the day before and after so Tim and I invited our families down to Iowa to spend the day here. The day was awesome. We grilled and chilled. Listened to tunes, talked, sat outside for a bit (it was a hot one!)
And later Tim and I relaxed and napped and then went to Clear Lake to watch fireworks.  It was so good to see everyone and that they could see where we live.

My attempt at some patriotic food haha
My mom and youngest brother Troy :) 
Three of the Olson men :) 
Tim's family! just missing his brother Dan 
The fourth of July is such a wonderful time to spend with friends and family and I always think about how blessed we are to live in this great country. I love America. Our flag stands for FREEDOM. I am so thankful for all the men and women who sacrifice so much to serve our great country. The song "Proud to be an American" and "God bless the USA" and of course the Star Spangled Banner always seem to give me goosebumps! 

Tim is working 3-11 this week so the days get to be a bit long but I have been keeping busy.

This morning we made banana vanilla protein pancakes! They were delicious! Even if I set the fire alarm off haha. The recipe is from Julie the girl behind Peanut Butter Fingers . I highly recommend trying it out!

My brother Troy plays in a hockey tournament this weekend so if we decide to head to the cities I would love to go watch him play. I love watching hockey but I especially miss watching Troy play. I went to all of the games I could possibly go to for the past 15 years that he has played.

I hope everyone had a great fourth of July! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those pancakes look so good I'm gonna have to try them!!

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