Red, White and Blue

Tomorrow (Wednesday) we celebrate Independence Day!

As we have for many years.

But this year, it will be special for me.

It’s my first 4th of July as an American citizen.

I think that’s pretty awesome.

I don’t think about it on a day to day basis.

But sometimes, especially on national holidays, it hits me.

I’m an American.

And proud of it.


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Susi is a wife, mom, photography lover and fan of all things social media, especially Instagram. She was born and raised in Germany, moved to the US with her family when she was 16 and (finally) became an American citizen in January 2012. She lives with her family in South Florida and loves the beach and never gets tired of watching another pretty sunset.


  1. Wow, what a special milestone to celebrate this July 4th! We’ve just had Canada Day here, but I have to admit, we don’t seem to go all out quite like our American friends! Congratulations, and I hope you have a fabulous time celebrating your first July 4th as an American!
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  2. I think that’s pretty awesome too! Got goosebumps reading that. Happy 4th, Susi :)
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  3. I’m so proud you are an American, too!!! You are my American sister! :) Have a blessed holiday. God bless America!
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  4. I’d love to be an American for a while!!
    Happy Independance Day to you and your family :)
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  5. I’m so proud of you, wish you guys a very special 4th of July !!!
    Love Mom

  6. How awesome is that!
    Congrats and I hope that you enjoy the holiday! Be safe.
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  7. That is just wonderful!
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  8. That’s fantastic Susi! Congrats to you. Enjoy the holiday!
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  9. That is very awesome! Congratulations!
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  10. Happy 4th — it is just after midnight my time, so I can say it now!

    How special for you! We just happened to be in USA on the 4th once when I was a little girl — what a party! It was just so awesome to see all the patriotic pride. That’s why I try to make the Canadian holiday special for my kids too. even though it was an exhausting day on my own.

    Hope you have an incredible “first” 4th of July!
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    • Thanks so much. It is wonderful to see all that patriotism. I have always loved it… We were at Disney once for the 4th and they had a swearing in ceremony on Main St. I was blown away!

  11. Happy 4th of July! Enjoy your day and congratulations on it being your 1st as a citizen!
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  12. Congratulations! I read your latest post (pic) before this one, and I wasn’t sure if that was an older picture or not. Now I know! How wonderful this is a very special 4th for you. I loved your flag cake, too!
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  13. oh WOW, I got a little tear in my eye just now! I welcome you with open arms and congratulations on your citizenship! :) big hugs! Michelle W

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