I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend! Ours was chock-full of family, friends, food + fireworks. We had a cookout at my brother's house (with enough food to feed a small army) ― hotdogs, hamburgers, brats, salmon, potato salad, pasta salad, apple pie. Everything was delicious. About halfway into our celebration, I made my way back to Tampa to attend another BBQ. My friend, Renata, just became a citizen of the United States (she's originally from Poland). I was honored to be a part of commemorating her citizenship. I was only able to stay a couple hours since my family was waiting for me back at my brother's.
We had initially planned to go out to see fireworks in Dade City or Safety Harbor, but later decided that doing fireworks at home would be a better option. As soon as the sun began to set, we arranged ourselves in the backyard with our chairs, drinks and a water hose just in case things got out of hand! The kids had a blast lighting the wicks and running back to safety before the sparks began their ascent. After the show came to an end, we filed back into the house to hang out before we made our way home. My niece + nephew ended up spending the night at our house as G had promised to take them shooting for the first time the next day (I'll share about that experience later on). This 4th was one for the books. So many great memories were made!