"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday At White Sands

We went to White Sands for Second's birthday. Four vehicles 14 teens and Bill and I! It was absolutely beautiful last night.

Sunsets are magnificent!


The sand was so detailed.


Some of the guys singing to Second!


Five pair of feet...and which pair belongs to Second?


Second, Fourth (in yellow) and friends.


Sledding at White Sands. We rarely have snow in southern New Mexico, so kids do not sled in snow, but on the White Sands dressed in summer gear.


Due to fire restrictions we could not use the parks grills nor use charcoal. Only propane bbq's were allowed. We served all beef dogs, veggies, chips, homemade rootbeer, water, cake and ice cream!


I cannot imagine living anywhere else in the world!


Oh and I couldn't help myself!!

6 comments:

SciFiChick said...

Cool Post! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Susan said...

What a wonderful, special BD and what a beautiful, wonderful place. We always enjoy visiting White Sands.

Ma said...

Beautiful pictures, it looks like it was a wonderful day!

Gregg said...

It looks so beautiful.Maybe I should check NM out. Our daughter lives in Albuqueque. Happy B-day to second!

Mrs. Mobunny said...

We are also in a burn ban, have been for over a year as far as State Parks go. NO fires, only propane. The sand doesn't even look real in your pictures!

Humble wife said...

Yes Sci we all did!

Susan there is something amazing about the White Sands, isn't there?

Oh Ma it was!!

Gregg- NM is an incredible state...you will be amazed, awestruck and humbled!!

Mrs. Mobunny- yes we have not had the fires like you all in TX but it is bad...and yes sometimes it does not seem real to me that I live in such a place with such incredible sights. I am in awe of the Creator daily!!