You know those weekends that you wish you could relive? Like, you wish someone would GoPro document your entire weekend?  

Yah, this holiday was one for the books 

Jacob & I don’t have a 4th of July tradition. The last few years on the 4th we seem to decide last minute what we’ll do – sometimes we’re even apart.  So, this 4th of July we decided that we’d start our own traditions & we both agreed we’d like to spend it together with our best friends.

Our holiday weekend started on Friday – our friends Kat & Zach hosted.  We arrived after dinner & there was still daylight, so we started with some yard games & Kat served us homemade mojitos 😋  

The night went on for a few hours – we lit the bonfire & roasted s’mores. 

 It’s seriously been years since my last s’more and OMG I forgot how amazing they are…I might’ve had 2 (or 3).

 

 

 

 

Saturday morning arrived – Jacob & I were off for some boating.  We packed our cooler, stopped for some boatIMG_5135 snacks, & met Derek at his house to load up the boat. We cruised for a while and then anchored at the sand bar with another boat.  It was Saturday, the sun was shining, music was playing, & the company was great.

Once we were inland we ate an early dinner and relaxed for a short time.  Once we felt energized we regrouped & spent the night shooting darts & drinking at some local bars.

Next – a foam party.  If you follow my Instagram , you saw what I saw.  If I’d been drinking I imagine I probably would’ve had fun – I really love EDM music, but the crowd were in their swimsuits & covered in head 2 toe foam – sober me was over it in about 5 minutes 😂

Sunday afternoon we spent the entire day working on the house. Enough said.

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 12.42.23 PM.pngSunday evening we gathered a big group of friends & went down to Game Day Sports Bar to watch a live band.   This bar is really cool because in addition to its’ indoor volleyball courts, it has a huge outdoor patio with fire pits, a music stage, and a ton of games – volleyball, horseshoes, yard bags, & even a swingset.

 

We stayed watching the band for a few hours before Jacob & I turned in – we were so exhausted from our house projects.  Again, if you follow my Instagram you know what I’m talking about.

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Monday we spent all day working on house projects.  Jacob went to work in the evening so I sat in our backyard & watched the fireworks.  Our house is lakefront & we can see neighboring towns shoot fireworks so this was really cool.   It was an early solo night for me.

 

Tuesday, July 4th was the height of our weekend.

 

I spent all morning cleaning & preparing for the holiday because IMG_5136Jacob & I decided to host our friends for a lake party.  Once our friends arrived about noon, we loaded onto the boats & spent all afternoon out on the water.

We had 2 boats running and I had the time of my life with our friends tubing, water skiing, & wake boarding. Tubing is one of my absolute favorite summertime activities, but this year I gathered the courage to try water ski’s – for the first time ever.

 

 


After a couple of attempts in the water… I managed to pull myself out & up onto the skis!  Wow, what an adrenaline
rush.  Just as quickly as I popped up, I fell down (I count maybe 10 seconds I stayed up, but I’ll count it as a success!)

 

IMG_5133I even give myself credit for getting into the water & trying waterskiing in front of all our friends – I had a blast (*insert quote about stepping out of your comfort zone* 😉  )

 

 

 

 

 

Once everyone was feeling sore from boating all day, we grilled & spent the rest of daylight playing yard games.

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Have ya’ll ever played
Spikeball ?


The guys spent all afternoon playing this game & it’s so cool!

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Once it got dark, we gathered on the dock & watched the fireworks from the lake.
I know everyone says this but – I have the best friends in the entire world.

So, you know those weekends that you wish you could relive? – Yah, this was one of those weekends.


♥M

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