Thursday, July 5

Happy 4th!

Last year on the 4th of July, Poesy was a tiny baby tucked in her bed before fireworks ever started, Hope went with some family to a big fireworks display, and Johnny had to work.  I ended up sitting.  Alone.  It was kind of a bummer of a 4th.

This year was the opposite of last, and I'm very thankful for that!  We got to spend the entire day (and night) together, we watched fireworks, shot some of our own, and the girls stayed up waaaay too late. 

 

By the end of the night some of us were getting kinda silly and some of us were done having pictures taken (ahem... Hope).  All in all, it was a pretty wonderful day.  Today I'm paying for those little water squirters the girls got (water EVERYWHERE), but it's okay.  Hearing those little giggles is worth being sprayed in the face... for a little while...  ;)

34 comments:

  1. So glad you had such a wonderful 4th all together as a family, Katie!

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  2. good to hear you had a better 4th than last year. and katie, your family is sooo cute!!

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  3. Nice pictures. The girls look so much like daddy :)

    Zayda
    zlovesv.blogspot.com

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  4. those photos capture the merriment & celebration! glad you had a nice one. :)

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  5. your pictures are so lovely! i always have a hard time taking night pictures with my camera!

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  6. Love her red spangly top.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Looks like you and your family had a wonderful day! xo

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  8. I'm waiting for the french fireworks day : July 14th !! So impatient and looking to your sweet pictures makes me more impatient ! I'll take so much pictures !

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  9. staying up waaaay too late is what the 4th is all about! love this. xo! blog.tarapolly.com

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  10. What fun! We stayed in this year which was totally okay by me. We were together and that'd all that matters. <3

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  11. Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  12. how amazing! are the fireworks sold in the usa made to be held in the hand? ive never seen them in the uk!

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  13. Looks like you had a blast! :) Cute photos.

    xoxo, Erin
    writedreamrunsing.blogspot.com

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  14. sounds amazing! love the photos!

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  15. This looks like the perfect night! The fourth definitely make me miss my family and friends where I grew up in New Jersey.
    I am loving your striped tank, do you mind if I ask where it's from? Thanks so much!

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  16. What a lovely evening. Would have loved to see some fireworks!
    x Elena
    http://www.randomlyhappytoday.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. looks like a wonderful 4th! i'd love to see your back tattoo up a little closer. i am in the market for a tattoo this year...i am thinking the word "adore" and a pretty feather.

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  18. Glad that you had such a wonderful fourth! I love that dress you are wearing! I hope that you do an outfit post of that soon!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  19. I LOVE Hope's festive outfit!!! So glad this year was loads better than last!

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  20. happy 4th bud!! had to comment at how much Hope has grown up-- she almost looks like a teenager in the photo with Johnny. Looks like you guys had fun, love ya!

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  21. That purple dress of yours is fabulous! I would love your wardrobe!

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  22. That sounds like fun!
    They dont celebrate that in Paris... ;)
    Plus I've been sick for the past three freakin' days. Suuucks.
    The equivalent of the 4th of july here is the 14th of July (which is also my b-day), and I won't be in France to celebrate, I'll be in Dublin! I'm pretty much missing all the independence days everywhere... :)

    Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it? :O

    Hope & Poesy look so cute :)

    Cheers!

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

    Do come visit me on my blog sometime! :)

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  23. Oh what beautiful photos!! I love the way you managed to capture everything in the dark - the lighting is just perfect!! I can never quite manage to get good 'in the dark' photos. Your children have such wonderful names, and what adorable photos too. I hope you've really enjoyed this year's July 4th, compared to last year :) x

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  24. sounds like a great 4th of july!

    i wish we had a fourth of july over here but it seems we don't, i suppose we had the diamond jubillee but that is like once in a blue moon so not sure if it counts.

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  25. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

    Ps, I am in love with the purple dress you're wearing!

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  26. Looks like you all had a wonderful 4th. Love your purple dress and my how grown up miss Hope is looking. She's so pretty. :)

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  27. hahaha, i was just thinking about how my parents used to let us stay up so late on the 4th . . . i bet they paid for it with cranky kiddos the next day, but oh what fun to have with your littles, huh? looks like you had a marvelous day together!

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  28. I always loved staying up late on the 4th when I was little! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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  29. I have just been loving these more 'life' posts lately. Love to see your little ones and your happy little life. :)

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  30. your fam is literally the cutest!

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  31. Oh my gosh I'm in love with your purple dress!! So gorgeous! Looks like you all had a great time :)

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  32. So glad you got to spend some nice family time together.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  33. Looks like so much fun! and that purple dress is amazing, I hope to see it in an outfit post soon! :]

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