4th of July Weekend

Monday, July 7, 2014
Hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! It is always nice to get an extra day off work...and even better when there are lots of fun things planned with family and friends! 

We started off going to Red, White, and Boom in downtown Columbus on July 3rd. We walked down from our house since we live close to the city and didn't even want to attempt to deal with the parking situation.

There were an estimated half a million people that showed up for it! I know you probably can't tell...but that is a sea of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder all the way past the red traffic lights! And it was like that for blocks - crazy! I wanted a funnel cake but that dream was quickly squashed because there was no way I was going any further into the mass of people! 


My two buddies <3 
(and score! Aaron actually smiled nicely for a picture for once...but then Aub didn't haha)

Some shots of the fireworks - the finale was so crazy I couldn't get a good picture (you'll see at the end) it was way to bright!

On July 4th, we went into Dublin for their Independence Day parade since Aubrey was marching with her Irish Dance School. 
The weather was so nice! Warm and sunny, but had almost like a fall breeze - just perfect!

The next day (Saturday) we head up to Akron for our friend's surprise 40th birthday party.
Deeds was excited to be at Nana and Grandad's since their bay window is her all-time favorite lookout spot ;)

And I got to see my favorite little lady bug at the party! I can't believe she's already almost a month old! She was looking pretty fancy in her little sundress and flower headband (which had been long since knocked off at the time of this picture ;)

We drove home Sunday morning and spent the rest of the day relaxing and catching up on DVR'd eposides of Salem (does any one else watch? It's such a crazy show!)

It was a great weekend! I can't believe how summer is just flying by...must be because of all the fun things that are planned every weekend! We are heading back up to Akron again this coming Friday for more time with friends! xx 

Join the Weekending Link Up with Biana and Meghan and share your holiday weekend pictures! 


  1. You got some great photos from the fireworks!! Aubrey looked so cute getting ready to be in the parade!! I totally agree - the summer is just flying by!! WAH!! Thanks for linking up and hope you have a wonderful Monday!

  2. Great pictures of everything. Sorry you didn't get your funnel cake. Stupid crowds ha.

  3. Those are some great shots of the fireworks!! Looked like a great weekend!

  4. your photos are amazing! i didnt see any fireworks but now thanks to you i feel like i did ;) your parade kicked the parade i went to's butt! haha.

  5. We went to Disneyland for the Fourth and it was about as packed. Still lots of fun though!


  6. Looks like a fabulous weekend! I can't believe that many people go to the fireworks in Columbus! That's insane! I definitely wouldn't have wanted to wander through that crowd either! :)

  7. Those fireworks are INCREDIBLE. What an awesome job photographing them! And love your parade! Thanks for linking up girl! xo

  8. Your firework photos look professional! I'm jealous.


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