Friday, July 4, 2014

SUYL: 4th of July Traditions

Today I am linking up with Kelly's Korner 
Show Us Your Life series. 
This week the topic is 
4th of July traditions. 

Independence Day
is seriously my favorite holiday of the year. 
I love it more than Christmas and Thanksgiving. 

I have always been very patriotic 
and I love anything to do with history. 

But also on a completely different level, 
you get FIREWORKS 
and no obligatory family dinners. 

What is not to love about July 4th?! 

I have never really had any traditions. 
Unless you count mandatory viewing of fireworks as a tradition. 
I have seriously driven hours to see fireworks 
when my local show has been cancelled because of weather. 

D's family, on the other hand, does have traditions. 
Every year the entire family, 
I'm talking 40-50 people, 
gathers at D's grandparents' pool house. 
There is always food, fun, and lots of swimming. 
Definitely my kind of people! 

D and I almost missed fireworks last year because of rain, 
on our FIRST Independence Day together. 
We hadn't been dating quite 3 months yet. 
It was flooding 
where we initially planned on watching fireworks. 
So, D literally sped to get back to town 
and just as we arrived the 
first fireworks were shot off. 

Close call!

My plans this year are to hang out with D's family, 
eat, swim, and watch fireworks. 
Sounds like a perfect July 4th to me! 

all images courtesy of google image search


  1. Thanks for sharing! Popping over from Kelly's Korner. Independence Day is a great holilday!!!


  2. I love Independence Day too, such a fun holiday!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  3. how cute is that 'land that i love' print! 4th of july is fun, its not my fave probably because it's the most 'family obligatory' holiday for us and i like my space haha