Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July Cookout

This was what was on the menu today for the fourth of July.

The perfect southern ribs hot off the grill. Along with the perfect grilled burgers.

My husband was proud of the ribs he grilled!
Oldest child loved the ribs!
Child #4 & #5 enjoying the ribs
Child #2 looking forward to digging in!
Both my daughters were laughing and giggling while cleaning the dishes.
We had a great relaxing day.  We enjoyed food and family. Our table time discussion centered around the values that our country was founded on.  We discussed "One nation under God" and what that means and how the culture of today wants to tear that out and remove God from everything.  I love our discussions around the dinner table. We laugh, we sometimes cry, we act silly, we make up crazy songs, we sometimes get mad at each other but mostly we love being a family that loves God and tries to come up with ways that we can make a difference in the world. I think many a family could solve a lot of problems if they would just come back to the table.  Do you know that studies have been done that prove that families who regularly eat together around the table experience children who do better in school and are better communicators along with many other benefits. I just love it when we all are together and we pray and thank God for all the blessings he has given us. Let's come back to the table!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Well everything looks so delicious! Family time is the best!

Lisa said...

Big families are the best, aren't they? I love it when everyone is home and we can just be together. It looks like you guys had a blast over the holiday! Were you cooking all day? LOL!