• Holidays

    4th of July Weekend Recap

    This year was one of my favorite 4th of Julys. I took off work Thursday and Friday so we had an extra long weekend. We spent a lot of time with friends and family and it was nice not having anything we had to do. To kick off the holiday I made a Triple Berry Pie complete with hand cut stars which is why they look a little wonky.

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    Triple the Berries Berry Pie

    Happy 4th of July! In case you need a last minute dessert I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. There’s nothing more American than a homemade pie especially one with red, blue, and stars.

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    4th of July | 2017

    I’m not sure if it’s the festiveness, fireworks, or time spent with family, but the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. The days leading up to the 4th were spent swimming, having water balloon fights, and a bbq with some low-key fireworks at my parent’s house.

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    4th of July ~2016~

    The fact that it rained almost our entire 4th of July weekend has me stalling to recap America’s birthday. We spent lots of time indoors but the weather seemed to cooperate a little more on the actual 4th although it was unseasonably chilly.  Per tradition, we headed to J’s aunt’s house where the kids swam and shot fireworks while the adults made sure no one poked each other in the eye with a sparkler. I’m happy to report that there were no injuries although Jack did wind up with slightly pink hair when a piece of colored parachute landed in his wet hair dying it the prettiest rose color for…

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    Red, White, & Blue 2015

    I just love the 4th of July. There’s something so awesome about everyone spending time with their families, wearing matching red, white, and blue, and celebrating their freedom. My office was closed on Friday, but I decided to take Thursday off as well and spend some one on one time with Ben. We went and saw Inside Out followed by a little lunch date. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you’ve got to go pronto. Such a funny idea, but also a great message. After almost a full week of rain, we woke up to lots of sunshine on Friday. We went to our beach club and both boys…