City-Hopping 4th!

Happy Tuesday!  Did everyone have a great 4th?

Mine turned out to be a city-hopping Independence Day.  I started the weekend off at Lake Gaston.

I did a lot of jet-skiing.
leaving the cove

And some corn hole playing...

my godfather and I were the corn hole champs!

action shot

Shortly after playing corn hole, I dove into the lake to cool off.  I didn't realize it, but my sunglasses were on my face.  After a momentary freak-out, my godbrother JCS dove in and recovered the sunken glasses!

We also spent a lot of time on the boat...

Riley loves to cruise!

boys tubing!

JNS wake boarding

My godbrothers:  JCS and BKS

And this big guy even turned 10 on the 1st!

I can remember waiting in the hospital for his arrival 10 years ago!

Sunday I made a quick decision to go to the rivah to see other family and cousins in town from Alabama.

Daddy and I managed to get a picture to fill his Father's Day frame

We also did some boating on the Rappahannock River.

gorgeous sunset

CAE, Allie

We even got to see some fireworks on our ride!

And we ended the night with a dance partay!

RLE and Allie

Uncle RLE and cousin RLE breakin' it down!

shake your groove thang!

oww oww!

CJE, Allie, CAE

Did you have a fun 4th of July?  How did you celebrate?

Have a great day!


  1. It sounds like you had a great weekend!! We had a very eventful weekend too, but I haven't had a second to blog about it yet. Hopefully today! Have a great day!

  2. This looks like such a fun July 4th weekend! I'm so jealous you got to boat around all weekend.. and you have such a good tan now! PS. I LOVE the dress you're wearing in the picture for your dad's frame!

  3. What a perfect day, sunshine, being out on the water and surrounded by lots of family...glad you enjoyed!!

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful forth! You had some great weather too!!

  5. Glad you had such a fun 4th weekend!!

  6. Looks like you had a great weekend! I'm jealous you got to go to the lake and river!

  7. This looks like SUCH a fun weekend! I love fun out on the water! I can't wait until my little dude is big enough to enjoy boating! :)

  8. looks like it was a great 4th!!!

  9. the lake is the BEST place to go to in the summer :)

  10. Looks like a fabulous 4th!!


  11. The lake is always fun for the 4th! And a dance party ... how can you top that?! So glad you had fun!

  12. You look gorgeous in your pictures! I wish I spent my 4th on a boat, so fun!

  13. Looks like you had the perfect weekend! Happy 4th to you!

  14. I love the photo of you in your pink sun hat! I have a blue one. Love!!! cute blog. Happy 4th!

  15. Sounds like a perfect weekend :) I traveled back to Georgia and spent it by the pool with my family!

  16. Looks like a perfect way to spend the holiday! Looks like you had a great time. Your pup is precious - my dog's name is Riley, too! I split my time between the lake and the beach and NYC and it was perfect!


  17. Beautiful pictures! You look gorgeous as usual! That looks like a perfect weekend to me (:

  18. Weekends spent on the lake are always the best, especially if they involve some sort of dance party!

  19. This looks like SO much fun. I am way jealous. And you're sooo tan!!! Unfortunately my fourth itself was not great because Pete left at 3 pm and when I got back to Rice everyone at institute had left for the fireworks downtown. So I finished a lesson plan... haha. But other than that, my weekend with Pete was amazing and I feel that makes up for it.

  20. Looks like fun! I love summer weekends on the lake!

  21. Our celebration was definitely no where near as fun filled as that!!! Fireworks over the water are the best...and what a cute family you have! Hopefully you get some recovery time this week!

  22. You definitely had the definition of an all American weekend, Allie! I'm not going to lie, I'm jealous of all the fun activities!!!

  23. What a fun weekend! I am so glad you say "Rivah" too, my family goes to a river right off the Rappahannock in Burgess! I love the laid back and warm feeling of the Northern Neck!

  24. Looks like such a fun 4th! Beautiful pics :) xoxo


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