4th of July Weekend

We had a wonderful visit in Florida with our friends Stephen & Dara over the holiday weekend! On the 4th, they grilled tasty kabobs for dinner and we went to Destin to sit on the beach and watch the fireworks that night. "Uncle" Stephen and Daddy got sparklers and fountains for the kids to do at the house afterward, so we all had fun watching their wide-eyed wonder!
The wonder...
...and the wide-eyed!
Moira enjoying the show from the comfort of "Aunt" Dara's lap

The guys hangin' on the beach

Moira imitating the firework display back at home

A brave Ian with his sparkler (at arm's length)

On Saturday, we all went to eat at Panera bread in Destin for lunch, and then the girls split up and went to Old Time Pottery (kinda like a Garden Ridge, for you Texans) and the boys went to Best Buy. I got a great deal on some beachy decorations for our new screened in patio area, and Dara and I had lots of fun looking around together. We all enjoyed our gender specific activities and bonding time before we met up again, and checked out some local stores for patio furniture ideas. We headed to the Mellow Mushroom for a yummy and unique pizza dinner, which we all enjoyed, and went back home to get the kids off to bed, and the adults ended the night with the movie Cars on Blue Ray.

This fun & quirky restaurant had a bunch of murals all over the walls and lots to look at

We had so much fun with our hosts and best friends - and look forward to many more visits like this over the coming years!


E said...

Looks like a wonderful time! I'm glad you guys all had such a fun 4th!


DW Hobbs said...

Oooh, you got some good pics!! Love the one of Ian with his sparkler, great catch of the light on his face in that one.

Love you guys!!!