Happy, happy Independence Day to all of my American friends today!
The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays (I’m really just a big holiday lover in general, but the 4th has always been a particularly happy one!) I love the excuse to wave American flags, grill out with people you enjoy being around, and just generally have a day off to enjoy being an American however you please.
When I was a kid, I grew up in the very best neighborhood with a zillion kids my age, and for several years in a row there was always a big block party on our cul-de-sac. There were bounce houses, grills that everyone would roll down the street, music, putt-putt golf tournaments, even a horse to ride one year. As a kid, this was Heaven to me. Such a blast.
We haven’t created any hard and fast 4th of July memories as a married couple yet simply because every year always looks soooo different for us, but looking back on these throwback pictures, it’s always been such an enjoyable day.
Today will be low-key for us! My dad and I are running a 5k this morning, and then Jamie spontaneously decided to invite my parents over to grill for lunch and swim. We’ll rest up into the afternoon and then douse ourselves with patience before heading to a big community fireworks display at 9 p.m.
We’ve never done the big fireworks thing with the girls before because they’ve been so tiny (plus the fireworks in Kansas didn’t start until 10!), so I am just giddy with excitement to lay on a blanket with my people and see the girls light up with the night sky.
Ahh, life is good. I live for good, clean fun days like today.
If you’re celebrating today, I hope you have a happy, safe day!
… and thanks for humoring these “blast from the past” 4th of July pictures courtesy of a super fast social media search. 😉 xoxoxo
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo