We started off our weekend watching our local fireworks display. We met up with friends from my moms' group. The kids ran around and played while we waited for the fireworks to begin. My 2-year-old, Levi, was thoroughly impressed by the fireworks.
The next day our "old" friends, Jacob and Joanna, arrived for the weekend with their girls. Joanna is a friend of mine from high school and Jacob is a friend of my husband John's from college. (They're also how John and I met.) There's something special about spending time with friends who have known you a long time. Plus, now that we both have little ones, it's fun to see them playing together, beginning their own friendships.
We finished the night back at our house. We grilled up some brats and hot dogs with Jacob and Joanna, along with our friends Mark and Meghan and their two little ones. Today we are taking it easy-breakfast out and now just hanging out around the house. A nice quiet end to a fun-filled weekend.
Reminiscing and chatting with friends, enjoying simple pleasures, and sharing delicious food and few drinks all make for a memorable holiday weekend.
Happy 4th of July!