Independence Day Re-cap


Right now as I am writing this, booms are going off everywhere around me. Boom, boom, boom! Yes I definitely live in a town where fireworks are legal. Then tomorrow because of the area where I live in L.A., right up to the foothill, all the smoke from the fireworks will settle right along the mountain, sigh... oh well the run must go on. 
Speaking of running, yesterday, Sean and I started our 4th of July with a local 5K, and my running partner joined us for the run. Then right back home to prep for our afternoon bbq of hamburgers, hot dogs, deviled eggs(my secret ingredient is hickory smoked salt), homemade baked beans and a fruit salad. We had the addition of a broccoli salad, sangria, chips and guacamole thanks to some of our friends.
Just a few photos of our 4th of July. 
Enjoy!

Food

More food

Happy 4th of July



Love this couple




Hello Kip!

A serious game of ladder ball (Sean made it!)



Kip wanting to join in

Hi husband!

A sign made for us using glo-sticks used as the exit of our wedding

Hope everyone had a great and safe 4th of July!

32 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

Looks like fun! Kip is so cute!!! He just wanted to play too.

Allison said...

Glad you a happy 4th with lots of good food and friends. :)

Jamie said...

The fireworks are legal??? That is amazing, but I'm sorry the smoke will settle right in your neck of the woods. All of that food looks absolutely divine! Did you make those oreo pops??? I'm so glad you had a fun day with friends.

Alisa Marie said...

I LOVE Ladderball, I'm actually not very good at it, but I still enjoy playing! Looks like you guys had a good time :)

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A Shopaholic Runner said...

Who doesn't like SPARKLERS!! Your red, white, and blue fruit mix looks festive and delicious. I completely agree with you on running the "morning after" the 4th or any other firework holiday. The smell of smoke is still strong and pieces of fireworks can travel way farther than I ever expected. I hope you had a good run!

Allison said...

Glad you had such a great 4th! Ours was laid back but we also grilled. Your meal sounds yummy!!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Looks like lots of fun! We had a huge fish fry with 40-50 people in our house!! YIKES!! But it was TONS of fun!! Where do you get that salt? I love making deviled eggs (although I only eat one) and would be interested in trying out your secret ingredient. ;)

Karen Fieri said...

Love that Kip! How do they do with all the firework? Looks like a great day. I like the pics in front of the flag.

Faith said...

i need sparklers now. looks like such a fun time! love the pictures!!

oh and now i'm convinced that we need the flag in our house too for picture backdrops! next year :)

Karen Fieri said...

Love that Kip! How do they do with all the firework? Looks like a great day. I like the pics in front of the flag.

Karen Fieri said...

Love that Kip! How do they do with all the firework? Looks like a great day. I like the pics in front of the flag.

Karen Fieri said...

Love that Kip! How do they do with all the firework? Looks like a great day. I like the pics in front of the flag.

Samantha Shepherd said...

Love it! The fireworks are legal where I live as well, so I heard all the "booms!" too.

CALLIE said...

Love your dress!!!

Ashley said...

I just love the fourth! glad u had a good time!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

What a fun day you had! Love your outfit & that picture for the exit of your wedding is so great too!! Love it!

Alisa Marie said...

Looks like you had a good 4th of July! I actually didn't even light sparklers this year - DISAPPOINTING!

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tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

ha! the pictures of Kip are killing me! happy {late} 4th to you!

Stesha said...

what a great day meg! Love these photos and you look beautiful!

xx

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Looks like a great 4th!! I love the LOVE sign made with glow sticks from your wedding! How cool! :)

Stephanie said...

Glad you guys had a fun bbq!!! The food looks amazing...as always!

Alexa said...

Ha so fun Meg!!! :) Love the ones of you guys with the sparklers! xoxo

Meghan [My kind of crazy] said...

looks like so much fun! i love sparklers! :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Looks like fun!

Lindsay [Elle Elizabeth] said...

Looks like you had a great fourth!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Love ladderball! Looks like a fun 4th!

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful 4th! Where is your dress from, I love it!!!!

Lauren said...

looks like you had a great holiday! love your dress!

Sierra Penrod said...

I'm dying to host a 4th of July party. It's my favorite holiday by far. Cute pics.

Ocean Dreams said...

Aww happy 4th of July - looks and sounds like yours was amazing!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like you had an amazing 4th! xo

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

What a fun day!