Wow, how is it already the 4th of July?! (A phrase I find myself saying about practically every holiday throughout the year.) Growing up, we did all the classic hometown community events on the 4th from the parade to picnic to fireworks. Every year my Mom made us walk miles to said events in our hometown, which my sisters and I were never quite fond of considering it was always somehow stifling hot and humid as heck. As teens, we took advantage of our newfound freedom and snuck away to Starbucks before the parade started each year to grab ourselves some mochalicious concoction. You had to have something to keep you cool while sitting in the burning sun and watching creepy clowns prance down the road.
As much as my teenage self despised the typical 4th of July family activities, I 100% miss them now! This year, Tim and I are on our own in Maine and are considering strawberry picking, a trip to the coast/beach, and whatever fireworks we can find come dusk. I'm excited to share that come next week, there are going to be some BIG changes to this blog that I've kept mostly secret until now. Stay tuned + have yourself the best holiday!