We celebrated our first official holiday in our new home state of Virginia! Hurricane Arthur was supposed to be headed our direction on the 4th, so all festivities were postponed to the 5th. It was just about the most underwhelming hurricane ever. We had a little bit of rain/wind early the morning of the 4th, but the evening was clear and perfect for fireworks. Since everything was still postponed to the 5th, I decided to make a nice 4th of July dinner in to celebrate. It was less than glamorous since our household goods haven't been delivered. Have you ever tried to make a peach cobbler without measuring cups? I highly discourage it.
Virginia Beach puts on a pretty neat fireworks show on the beach, so we were excited to meet friends for dinner and watch the fireworks after. Cue jamming out to Katy Perry in my head. There is just something cool about watching the fireworks with your toes in the sand. It's funny, because it's July, and it was actually chilly outside. Pants would have been nice. What?! We are from Texas where it doesn't get cool until November. Cool evenings in July? Such a foreign concept. Virginia also proved to have some pretty gorgeous sunsets!
I just love America. So thankful for those who serve so that we can enjoy freedom. Land of the free because of the brave.
We also had another little reason to celebrate this past weekend. Our sweet Jen pup turned 4 years old! We know it's not her real birthday since I apparently can't do simple math, but we have celebrated it on July 5th every year, so we aren't stopping now! She got lots of birthday love and snuggles and a couple of new toys, and she of course had no idea anything was different. Pups. Her big birthday present was a new playmate, but more on that later this week. It's crazy to think Jenny has been a part of our lives for 3.5 years. She is the biggest blessing!!
We hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend as well!