This year's holiday was the perfect mix of everything we love about celebrating our country's birthday: A slumber party at the beach with Eric, Tessa & Miss E and the harbor's annual firework extravaganza on the 3rd, and then a whole day of family and stuffing ourselves silly and more fireworks on the 4th. It's hard to beat meandering our way across the sand to the marina, homeade vanilla ice cream with blueberries and raspberries, a small town parade, a barbeque two days in a row, sunburns from sitting around on the patio all afternoon, the sun setting over the water, and - forgive me for sounding like a broken record - the very best part by leaps and bounds, experiencing it all with the people we love.
'There's a boat!' :)
Somehow this is only picture I snapped from all of the fun on the 4th, but it's one of my favorites from our summer so far :)