the 4th

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This was the first year in a long time where we weren't traveling to or hosting a 4th of July weekend get-together with our wonderful friends.  I think it had to do with the funky placement of the holiday falling on a Wednesday.  So our 4th of July was rather relaxing and low key, which was just perfect.

We went over to our friends {the Honeycutt's} and took advantage of their pool!  Oh glorious pool.  It was a hot one, probably around 130 degrees, ok not really, but it definitely felt like it.  We stayed in the water most of the time; floating on rafts, having dive contests & noodle fights, diving for pool toys, and drinking summertime drinks with colorful straws; yes, very "grown-up" things indeed.

I think having friends with a pool is pretty much the best thing ever.  It is probably where we will be spending a lot of these hottt summer days, hope the Honeycutt's don't mind....

This year Chris and I decided not to venture out and join the masses to see the fireworks.  Instead, we sat in our backyard and watched the neighbors shoot off theirs.  They were some pretty legit fireworks and I loved them.  I always feel like a kid "oooing" and "ahhhing", but I think that is part of the whole experience.  I could sit there for hours and watch the sky light up with colorful sparks.  Its another one of my favorite things about summer.  
After the backyard show, Chris and I rode our bikes around the neighborhood stopping at a small public park right on the water.  We sat on the dock and watched firework shows from the Norfolk waterfront & Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach.  It was wonderful and romantic.  

We ended the day on the couch with a bowl popcorn and homemade caprese salad{with garden tomatoes}; falling asleep to the sound of lingering booms.  It was a great 4th of July. 

A few more pictures of our 4th via Instagram (follow @katie_elizabeth)

A true American holiday filled with hot dogs, motorcycle riding, fireworks, good drinks, and great company.  
I hope you had a wonderful 4th! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a perfect holiday! Watching fireworks on a summer night sounds so relaxing. P.S. Josh and I need to find Chicagoan friends with a pool... ;)