July 4, 1776.

Inside this building...

...in this room...

...these men...

...ratified this document...

...at this very desk.

And I got to see it all in person with my dear husband.

[Here we are waiting for our tour to begin. Philadelphia 2006]

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Happy Independence Day!


  1. Happy 4th! And I am hoping that in the very near future we will go check that place out. Awesome!

  2. Happy Independance Day Danyelle!

  3. I'm so glad I got to spend it with you guys.

  4. What a fun vacation. I think that would be a really awesome experience to see the Declaration of Independence and take the tour. It was so fun running into you yesterday. Hope your 4th was wonderful!

  5. Best post! I loved it! Glad you shared!

  6. Loved spending the day with your family...as always! :)

  7. What a lovely post!! The pictures are so purposeful - a great reminder of what this holiday is all about. Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your family had a lovely weekend.xo

  8. Oooh I can't wait to visit Philidelphia someday! Love the pics! Happy 4th to you too!


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