I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I enjoyed every minute of mine. We stayed busy, which we love, and made some great memories. If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already got an overload of my photos throughout the last few days, but if interested, here is a little recap of my holiday weekend:
It started on Thursday evening. I had an appointment after work, and when I got home it was too late to make my CrossFit class, so I just went for a little walk to decompress. When I got back to the house, Josh was finishing up grilling dinner. We ate and caught up about our day. Just after the dishes were cleaned up, Josh said go grab your sneakers and meet me in the car. After my failed attempts to find out where we were going, I gave in and grabbed my sneakers. We ended up at the local golf and batting spot we love to go to. We had a fun competition in the batting cages and worked on our putting game. Little things like my husband spontaneously taking me on a low key, fun date makes me so so thankful for him and our time together.
We had Friday off work, so again, my husband had something up his sleeve. Our anniversary is on the 7th, so he had been planning for us to celebrate our anniversary on the 3rd, when we both had off work. We headed south and visited a couple wineries that we haven't been to before. First was Oliver Winery. We had a lovely time tasting wine and walking around the beautifully landscaped grounds. There was a neat patio to sit on if you decided to buy some wine and appetizers to enjoy. It was such a unique experience.
This is what happens every time we go to a winery.. Josh carrying our newly purchased case of wine to the car :)
We knew the ending point of our trip was going to be at a birthday party, so as we continued on our way Josh had several other wineries picked out for us to explore. However, we were a little worried we would be drinking too much in a short amount of time, so we stopped for lunch and checked out one more winery, called Winzerwald.
Winzerwald is mostly known for their sweet wines, which isn't exactly our favorite, but we did fall in love with their Cabernet, so we grabbed a couple more bottles to take home.
As I mentioned, our trip ended with a beautiful little boy's 1st birthday party. My dear friend threw a wonderful party for her sweet boy. Josh and I were so thankful to be apart of his special day. Isn't he just the CUTEST?!
After the presents were opened, we began our few hour drive back home, and before we knew it we were up and at 'em for another day of celebrations on Saturday.
Side note - I made this Honey Lime Fruit Salad a couple times now - once for a birthday party and the second time was for the 4th. Delicious! Stay tuned for the recipe to be posted soon!
Josh's cousin lives along the river, so we spent the day at their house enjoying good food, good company, and good fun.
They even put off their own fireworks. The show they put on was one of the best I've ever seen - so awesome! They filled their boat with fireworks, and set up the launch point in the river. So, the fireworks looked just beautiful directly over the water. Josh and I always take a moment on days like this to remember those in our life, and those who we don't even know, that have sacrificed so much for our country - Happy Birthday to America!
By the time Sunday came around, we were flat exhausted. However, it was a beautiful, sunny day, and we did not want to be lazy around the house. So, we worked in the yard, got groceries and meal prep done, and explored some local trails. It was too nice out to be inside!
We ended the weekend by dressing in red, white, and blue again to cheer on the USA Women's National Soccer team as they took on Japan in the World Cup Final. What a game!
What a weekend, actually. So much fun and so much to be thankful for. I can't stop smiling when I think about my husband and the life we are building together. Love making memories together!
Oh and as I was settling down last night thinking about the week ahead, I came across this photo below. It is too good not to share, and too true. Josh and I work very hard to be able to do the things we do. Incredibly thankful for jobs we love and adventures we enjoy as a result. Back on the work grind Monday morning! P.S. I love coffee mugs that say funny things.. might be a new obsession :)
How was your weekend?
How did you celebrate the 4th?