4th of july weekend -- part 1

It's officially past July 2nd so you know what that means... IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!!! Typically I only celebrate for a week, but I'm lucky this year because we are celebrating my birthday along with Josh's sisters birthdays which are July 16th and August 3rd... so I get to extend my birthday celebrations to a whole month!! Let the celebrations begin! (and let's not talk about the fact that I'll probably spend a good portion of this weekend studying... )

We kicked off the month with my favorite summertime holiday -- the 4th of July, obvs. And I crossed a couple things off my list.
#4 and #11 specifically.

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Dude, my Jones Soda bottle cap was so right.

We started the weekend off at the farm.

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kosmoKosmo was scared of being on the dock and would not let his paw leave Josh's leg

It was a relaxing day spent with Josh's family --
swimming
grilling out
playing fetch with the dogs
napping in the sun

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For dinner, Josh and I crossed off #4 -- go on a picnic -- and ate dinner on the ground lakeside. We didn't have a picnic basket but we had some Subway and Jones Soda so it was perfect.

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Then we decided, somewhat last minute, to cross off #11 -- go camping -- and extend our fun at the farm and stay overnight!

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We had a brand new, waterproof (which would come in handy later) tent thanks to Mandy and Joe!

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Once dusk rolled around, this rolled in..

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Just my luck! EVERY single time I've gone camping something bad happens. Storms.. one year it flooded.. one year it snowed. At least this time I had my B, even if we didn't have sleeping bags or anything soft to sleep on due to our last-minute decision to camp.

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The wind was totally crazy and blew our tent all around! The sides kept blowing in on Josh!

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Luckily our little waterproof tent stood up great to the wind & rain and we made it to morning nice & dry... albeit with stiff backs ;)

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And that brings us up to Monday morning!

Be back soon with part 2 of our weekend!

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