Independence Day Weekend Recap

My 4th of July weekend was busy, but great.

Friday after work I headed home to Hot Springs to see the fam.

Saturday, we swam, went to see Cars 2 with all the cousins, got mani/pedis, and went to my fave place EVER- Jose’s. I just love everything there- the cheese dip, salsa, green salsa (still have no clue why its green…maybe avocado, maybe tomatillos, maybe alien slime?), the best quesadillas and awesome margaritas. It was yummy. We also celebrated princess Caitlyn’s 11th birthday there. Then we watched fireworks on the lake and everyone spent the night at our house.

Sunday, we all went to church. Church was exciting because Caitlyn went down during the invitation to make public her decision to accept Christ! It was her 11th birthday and her birthday as a Christian! So exciting! I came back home after lunch at Outback.

We spent the 4th at Freedom Fest- a fun festival our hometown puts on. It started with a pancake breakfast and 5k run, but we got here just after noon to set up a booth for his business. It was quite hot, but it sure was fun to see everyone, hear the live music and pig out on fair food. I ate way too much and will have to diet all week to get rid of it all!

Me and Ty during the day.

A local band called 10 Spur played before the fireworks.

And a great fireworks display topped off the night!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!

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Independence Day

We had big plans for the weekend. First off, we headed to Tyler’s hometown of Greenwood for Freedom Fest. He had a booth. (It rained all morning, so we didn’t get there until around 3…but we had a great afternoon).
We had BBQ, funnel cakes, and heard some great live music.
Then there were fireworks. There was so much smoke because it was so humid outside. The smoke just hung in the air. See?
Then on the actual 4th, we slept in, went shopping, and got some fireworks. Exhibit A: my pyro husband is so excited to light things on fire.
We had some beautiful fountains. There were also people all around us setting off beautiful displays. And the weather was AWESOME. It was a perfect night.
Tyler does not practice proper fireworks safety. He shoots bottle rockets from his hands.
I love sparklers. Like, I must have sparklers every 4th of July or I cry (just ask my mom about that one year….). I got some really long ones that changed colors and they were so fun!

We had a wonderful weekend being together and are so thankful for the freedoms given to us by our country and our God. We are so blessed here and I am so thankful.