04 July 2011

Independence day.

I'm not exactly used to being in Arizona for the Fourth.
I'm usually with my Washington family, watching my step-dad and brother light off amazing fireworks for hours and listening to my baby brother say "boom!" after every explosion.
This year, I stayed home and spent the holiday with my best friends and Jake's wonderful family.

We spent the day the way I guess all Zonies spend it, playing volleyball in the pool and eating icecream cones.
This year was the first year we were able to light off our own fireworks, and it was fun to see how excited everyone was to light of the "real" fireworks I've watched for years from my mom's backyard.
I love the freedoms that we get to experience on a daily basis, and you never realize how wonderful it is.
Long story short, I love this state. And I love my country.

Happy Fourth of July!


  1. that first photo is adorable.
    glad you had a good fourth :)

  2. Fourth of july is one of my favorite holidays!
    That cake looks so yummy!

  3. Your pictures are so cute! I wanna eat that fruity thing. If it's a giant sugar cookie, then we had that yesterday, too. They're so amazing.

  4. Eeee, I love all the red white and blue! That cake looks divine. Alright, this needs to happen. When are me and you and Katie going to play?

  5. What a perfect 4th of July! (besides missing your family) The pool sounded like a perfect idea yesterday! :)

  6. I'm so glad I got to spend the Fourth with you guys :) It was awesome! I didn't even have any of that delicious flag cake though... what was I thinking?!