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Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Fireworks over Lake Austin, in my hometown. Photo by Trey Ratcliff

I’m always a bit nostalgic and homesick for America on July 4th, but as an expat living abroad, I can tell you firsthand that we Americans should never take our freedom for granted. We truly are a blessed country.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” -William Faulkner

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  1. We had fun making a few of these things yesterday! :o)
    Hope y’all had a great day.

    cheryl´s last blog post…Happy 4th of July!

  2. Lake Austin like THE Austin? :) I’m another Austin mama. That picture is THE BOMB! ;)

    sprittibee´s last blog post…4th of July: Pink, Orange, White and Brown?

  3. I grew up in the states but live on the island of Guam now. I miss the states on the 4th as well. We do celebrate it here but it’s just not the same.

    However, we celebrate Liberation Day on July 21st, because that’s when the island was liberated from the Japanese control by the Americans. This is when the island has a big parade and I enjoy learning about the history of the island.

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