{Weekend Recap} Fourth of July 2015

As I sit down to write our weekend recaps each week, I've come to a realization that I can never get these babies posted on a Monday. I guess that's what happens when you just have too much fun. Sometimes you just need a day to recover (; But since I spent yesterday by the pool relaxing & recovering with my friend Jennifer, I've finally got this weekend recap lined up for you ladies. So let's get to it.

On Friday, Harper and I met up with my co-worker, Taylor, and her daughter, Hutson, for a lunch date. We grabbed hot dogs and ice cream at a local dairy bar. While Taylor and I caught up, Harper and Hutson ran around the place like little crazy people. Thank goodness they're cute (; And I swear they are destined to be best friends!

Friday night, Kevin had to work another twelve hour shift, so Harper and I met up with my brother-in-law, his girlfriend, and one of Kevin and Brian's mutual friends for some dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. By the time we left it was nearly 9pm. So we headed home, did the usual nighttime bedtime routine, and called it a night by 11pm. But not before I colored a bazillion pictures for Harper. Which brings me to a question. Are we ever too old to stop coloring? I think not my friends, I think not. 

Saturday, Harper and I got up bright and early and made our way to my family's place at the lake. We spent the day there and enjoyed a delicious cookout with all of my siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Thankfully Kevin even got to come up for a few hours before having to return home and head into work again. Such is life. We ended our evening with another cookout via poolside at Kevin's aunt and uncle's house. 

Saturday night I didn't sleep very well. Around 1 o'clock in the morning my phone rang and Kevin's face popped up on the screen. Immediately I knew something was wrong as Kevin would never call me in the middle of the night when he knew I was sleeping. Sure enough, he dropped a bombshell. One of his friends and teammates had been killed in a motorcycle accident just a few hours before. To top it off, it happened right behind my parents' house and right in front of one of my friends' houses. After getting off the phone with Kevin, I couldn't get back to sleep. My heart was heavy and burdened. Two precious babies lost a father. Another lost a stepdad. And another lost the love of her life. So much sadness caused by a life taken so early. 

Needless to say, the rest of my night was spent tossing and turning. By 9am, my head was splitting open in pain and since Harper was still sleeping soundly, I decided to lay back down and try to catch up on some more sleep. Thankfully I managed an extra hour of sleep before Harper woke up. But since it was after 10, we decided to forgo going to church and decided to head on back to the lake to meet my parents instead. 

We ended up spending most of the day at the lake on Sunday. Mom grilled up some hot dogs and we all hung out on the porch and enjoyed the somewhat cooler temperatures. Sometime around 2, the bottom fell out so we sought refuge inside.

 I'd have killed for a nap but instead I settled for a movie and homemade ice cream with the family and my friend, Brittni, who joined us for the day. We ended up watching Black or White, which I'd definitely recommend if you haven't seen it yet. 

Hope your families had a great 4th of July! 

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  1. So sad about the motorcycle accident! What a tragedy on your holiday weekend but I bet you hugged your family a little tighter! Prayers for his family!

  2. So sad to hear about your husband's friend. That's just awful. My heart goes out to his children and family. It really puts things into perspective in life when we see the pain that others go through sometimes. Makes you want to hug your own loved ones a little tighter, and whisper a thank you to God for allowing you another day to enjoy them.

  3. I want to say my heart goes out to your friends about the motorcycle. That's heartbreaking. Made me hug Sophie just a little tighter tonight.

    liz @ sundays with sophie


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