July 8, 2014

4th with family and friends

This weekend was so.much.fun. It's just what I needed. There's something to be said about being around old friends and family. It's natural, you don't have to try. They can nap on the couch while you do laundry and watch an episode of a show they think is boring. My friend Nicole and her boyfriend flew down last week and stayed with us. It was tons of fun. We ate well, bowled, played tennis, the men folk golfed, and had a lot of pool time at my parents.
For the 4th of July, my parents hosted a pool party/cookout. Everything was delicious and it was a blast to be together. Everyone pitched in with making things and we were all super full by the end of the day.
{me and my momma}
{my sister put this as my iphone wallpaper....it's staying like that}

A lot of us spent most of our time in the pool. We played our own version of horse with the pool basketball hoop. We played USA because it's more patriotic and shorter. Everyone got really creative on how to make their shots. It makes it more difficult that the basketball hoop floats and can go anywhere in the pool.

We were home early enough to shower and relax and take care of Finley. Nicole bought some bottle rockets and sparklers and we had fun setting them off. We saw some fireworks that were set off around our neighborhood but not a massive show of them. It was a great weekend and I'm so thankful for the freedoms we have in our country because of the brave men and women that serve to protect them.


  1. loved this post. Family time and pool time always go well together! Glad you had a great weekend!

  2. Old friends + family time = absolute BEST! It's exactly as you stated- people you can just be yourself around, where you don't have to try. Looks like such a fun weekend!

  3. What a nice 4th!! You look so much like your mom :) Glad you got to relax and see friends and family!

  4. What a way to spend freedom right? Haha! That looks like such a great party. I'm sure it was. Haha! Anyway, I always love pool parties and cookouts. I just love the smell of barbecue and the cooling water. Great photos, by the way. Kudos! :D
    Lindsay Wood @ Pool Shop WA


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