the challenge: in the united states, we are in the charmed time of early summer, between memorial day and independence day. school is winding down. the pools are open. the grills are fired up. we linger longer in beds made up with crisp cottons...it is a magical time of year...we have the chance to honor our history during this time of year. to remember how our nation came to be. to remember those who have lived and died to protect the things we hold most dear. no matter what country you call home, there is opportunity here to celebrate every homeland. every nation. (i hope you will recognize these challenges--they are all borrowed from patriotic songs.)

week one: the emblem of the land i love.
week two: the twilight's last gleaming.
week three: my home sweet home.
week four: stars and/or stripes forever.

here is my home sweet home.

this is the house i grew up in. a smaller home, with a huge backyard. it was definitely my home sweet home. when i was in high school, my parents decided to put an addition on the house so there would be more room for everyone. (that's me on the very right.)

and this is how it looks now--from the front. you can't really see the addition because it's in the back, but it's kind of like two homes melted together. even though it changed drastically, it was still home sweet home.

and this is still the home i live in...i know, weird. it's like i can't let go. maybe i will live here forever...not likely, but maybe. my family all lives down south (in various places--but all south of me), but i choose to stay in my home sweet home.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what fun times we have all had in that house. Enjoy it and have fun!!