First, there are a ton of pictures here; consider yourself warned! :)
I am a lover of traditions. I love the making of new memories within the context of something that's repeated over and over again; it's one of the things that makes me tick.
I'm also a lover of holidays. I plan out Thanksgiving menus in August and write out Christmas card lists whenever the notion strikes, which is often the middle of April. I love that July is the time to celebrate our country's independence; I love that it screams summer, and that it comes with parades and fireworks and sun and barbeques.
And then I'm a lover of the beach. The sand, the waves, the wind, the sunsets (oh, the sunsets!!), all of it makes me happy.
So, with all of these loves of mine (plus, of course, the most important loves of all - the people!!), you can imagine what a sweet weekend it was - our fifth or sixth 4th of July at the harbor in Olympia with the usual suspects. As always, we find lots and lots to appreciate and be thankful for in our little corner of the world.
Uncles give the best horsey rides!
There is something very, very endearing to me about these next pictures. I feel like I'm getting a glimpse back in time to what the two of them were doing 20 years ago, and it makes me smile.
Someone else loves the beach! A girlie after my own heart! :)
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