independence weekend


To celebrate America's birthday, we had one of those quintessential summer weekends that includes too much sun and grilling out. We visited family for part of it and here are a few things we did...

Poolside reading. And swimming when it got too hot (the hard life).


Taste-testing chocolate souffles for an upcoming dinner party (even tougher).


Watching farm kittens do cute things.


Afternoon air show on our base to see the Blue Angels!


Surprisingly awesome fireworks show with family in their friends' subdivision.


And, not pictured...so much thankfulness for all of those who serve and protect our country. Hope you all had a wonderful (and long) weekend.

21 comments:

Danielle said...

It looks like you had the PERFECT holiday weekend :) I'm curious, how is the book? I saw this title on the shelf recently and considered picking it up for some Summer reading..

alli/hooray said...

Danielle, it's one of my favorites! but definitely read the first one first: http://mireilleguiliano.com/section/sub/14

Mal said...

I am so envious of the souffle tasting! Sounds like a lovely (and decadent) way to spend an afternoon!

Looks like a great weekend!

Claire Gibson King said...

looks like the perfect holiday to me! that kitten is just tooooo cute!!! Happy July!!!

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhhhh...fur baby cuteness. Love it!

Danielle said...

Thank you, Alli! I will definitely pick up the first one. Looks like the perfect beach read :)

caroline said...

oh my goodness, that kitten. looks like an amazing weekend!

Casa E Cose said...

Happy forth of july to all on the other side of the Atlantic. Its great the way you celebrate 'your' day! I have to be more swedish on our swedish national day :)

Vintage is for Lovers said...

What a beautiful 4th of July post!!! I love every single moment you shared! xo Samantha

OneCraftyFox said...

Looks like a delightful weekend!

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

So fun! I love summer weekends, they are seriously the best. I love the color of the pool water that you captured!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Nicely done! Looks like the perfect American weekend. I thought of you while I was in Michigan!

Justine @ Urban Scarlet said...

NICE!!!! sounds like so much fun & i love how you recapped it all. simple & sweet :) perfect!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

poolside reading, cute kittens, and taste-testing chocolate souffles?!! wow! sounds like you had an amazing weekend!!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I don't think any weekend could be better than that!

And thanks for inadvertently recommending that book. I am in need of a stack of fabulous books to read this summer!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

What a wonderful weekend!! Love the chocolate taste testing - sounds just about perfect to me ;)

Cassi said...

What an amazing shot of the Blue Angles formation, Alli! I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend. :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

hope you had a lovely 4th of july!! xo, chrissy.

Kimia Kline said...

certainly looks like the tough life. :) ken and i were feeling especially homesick this past weekend--there's just something so heartwarming and special about the 4th of july. cheers to being home for next year's.

Natasha said...

Such a perfect weekend! How cute is that kitten in the basket?!

amourette said...

great post! how is that book?

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