Happy *almost* 4th of July!

Before I begin the obligatory holiday posting, I need to make a quick mention of something...why is it we call this holiday the 4th of July instead of Independence Day? I mean, I know most holidays don't fall on the same day every year. But some do. So shouldn't we say "Happy March 17th" instead of "Happy St. Patrick's Day." I know that sounds dumb. It just needed to be said.

Now, on with the fun!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 4th of July Independence Day! Since I've been little my lil fam has pretty much done the same thing every year. That involves: the local parade and following craft festival, cookouts, naps, and fireworks!!!! WOOOO!!!!

Because we live in a beachy area, we have the luxury of watching the fireworks over the water. Pretty freakin' sweet. About 4-ish years ago a friend of mine got married on July 5th and I traveled with my parents to go to the wedding because it was held in our old hometown, close to where my Mom grew up. We went and saw fireworks down there...SO LAME. Definitely better over the water, hands down.

This year is even more special because BC will be here and it will be our first 4th of July Independence Day together!!

Here, enjoy some pictures.

First, the food.

Gotta love delicious grilled things and the stuff you put on them!

I have always wanted to make one of these cakes, and dang it, this year I'm going to do it!!!!!!!!

Next...some flag stuff.

Lots of tall flags always overwhelmed me.

And some beachy flags!!

And finally.....the FIREWORKS!!

Love, love, LOVE fireworks over the water. Have I mentioned that yet?

Hope your 4TH OF JULY is awesome!!! :)

P.S.I have to give a shout-out to my new blawg friend, Amie, at Third Tier from the Top. Apparently I made her famous by posting some of her Bar Exam wisdom on fb and because she mentioned my name on her blog I am now famous. So hello to my recent visitors!


very married said...

I'm studying for the bar! yuck! i'll have to check out the tips!

Amie said...

I'm still not at all convinced that I am in any sort of position to make anybody famous, but I'll do my best. Hope you had a great Independence Day! (though your day-name stuff breaks down for Cinco de Mayo, but since it's in another language it sounds prettier)

ADC said...

I totally forgot about Cinco de Mayo!! Well, I stand corrected! :)

And to very married: good luck on your exam!! I'll say a little prayer for you!