Fourth of July Recap

 Happy Hump Day readers!

This week is luckily flying by- Monday was a teacher workday, yesterday I took a half day for a doctor's appointment, and today is our field trip to the pumpkin patch!  Honestly, I have needed a lower key week like this.  Thank you all for your kind words responding to Monday's post.  I have a tough road ahead and lots of thinking to do, but your support means a lot!

I'm sure some of you were thinking "WHAT!?" when you saw today's post.  "4th of July...isn't she like 3 months late?"  Yes, I am, BUT, our Fourth celebration at the rivah was too fun not to share!

Prepare for a PICTURE-HEAVY and HAPPY post today!

This summer we spent July 4th at Bryce's family river house.  We went armed with m&m popcorn to share!

Recipe Here!

That night we ate a good meal upon arrival, munched on popcorn, and hit the sack early.

The next day, July 4th, was spent relaxing in the water and making use of the brick oven!


 The weather was perfect for sailing!


We worked up quite the appetite while lazing in the river...

Getting things started

Giving the fire some TLC..

Slowly getting some flames...

NOW, we're talking!

It's cookin'!

And the final product- pizza with prosciutto, fig preserves, and basil- YUM!

Later that night we enjoyed cocktails on the dock, followed by dinner, fireworks, and even more cocktails!

Red, White, and Blue!

This picture is making me wish I had a tan again and could slip into my comfy romper!

All of those cocktails, led to some late night charades...

The worm may or may  not have been involved...

No animals were injured during the making of this blog post!

After a good night's rest, we woke up the  next day ready for oyster culling, more lounging in the water, boat rides, and corn hole!

I have now been initiated as a Horse Point oyster man!

Ahh, how I miss the lazy days of summer...

If you can't tell by our hair in this pic- the boat was moving VERY fast!

A refuel was necessary...

The cornhole set included UVA and VT beanbags...of course, I played on the UVA side!

The oyster men still at work!

Sunsets are always most beautiful over the water!

Finally, our last day at the river came!  We spent that day relaxing!

We started our morning in the garden...

Apple Trees


B and his adorable mom!


Bryce's Grapes

Finally we went for one last boat ride and soaked up all the sights we could before heading back to reality!

Truly a slice of heaven!

Wow...now I am wishing I could rewind time and go back to summer and the 4th!  We had such a great time and felt like it was a mini-vacation! 

I know I'm late asking this, but did you have a great 4th?  What did you do?

Have a great day!


  1. looks like so much fun! love the romper!

  2. That looks like such a fun time! It feels like summer just by reading your post. :)

    I meant to comment on your post from Monday because I'm thinking about you and hoping that things get better for you soon. I think you do have to sometimes sit back and think about what is best for you in the long run, but I also think that you might just be going through a tough spot right now. I taught high school for three years and while I loved it, it was the most demanding job I've ever had. When we moved, I changed jobs, but it really bothers me that I'm not teaching. While other jobs may be easier, teaching made me feel like I was really making the world a better place for a few people. With that said, it might be a better fit at another school. Your school really makes a difference.

  3. I love this recap, makes me miss summer :( First that pizza looks delicious and second I love your romper, you look adorable :)

  4. I actually love this recap! With everyone so focused on fall & winter, I've always been a true summer baby (beach and all!) and always find the transition a little hard! Seeing these pictures brings back memories... :)

    Majda | www.classystateofmind.blogspot.com


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