fourth of july.

 
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This Independence Day was definitely one of my favorites.  Jake, Lexi, and I piled up in the truck and headed up to the mountains.  My family owns some property up there so it was super fun revisiting a place that was full of childhood memories.  I hadn't been there in years and it was even more beautiful than I remember.  It rained like crazy on the drive (seriously our windshield wipers could barely keep up) but we somehow got lucky enough that once we got out of the truck, it didn't rain for the rest of the day. 

 
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A little group from my family decided to take a walk down and around the lake and I had to resist taking a billion photos.  Also, I just really want to live in that cabin on the right.  Is that not one of the coolest cabins you've ever seen?

 
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fourth of july - darling be brave
 

Man how did I get so lucky?

 
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And Lexi discovered that muddy puddles are like her most favorite thing ever.

 
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fourth of july - darling be brave
 
 
fourth of july - darling be brave
 

Jake tried to convince her to swim off some of the mud in the lake but she pretended to not know what he was talking about.

The rest the day consisted of visiting around the campfire, dutch oven yummies, and playing fetch with the dogs.  (Everyone brought their dogs and we had a group of eight running around.  So. Much. Fun.)

 
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fourth of july - darling be brave
 

It was so nice to see everyone and to spend the day relaxing and enjoying each others company. 

Plus my heart belongs in the mountains.  I was just in heaven all day.

 
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We stayed until it was about to get dark and then we hurried and rushed home so we could catch the fireworks.  (Made it with just a few minutes to spare!)  We sat in the back of Jake's truck, close enough to hear all the music that was playing (my city has a local radio station come out and set up a fun show), but far enough away that we weren't crowded by people.  I was like a kid in Disneyland once the fireworks started.  Fireworks are one of my most favorite things.  They should shoot off fireworks for every holiday.  I'd be totally fine with that. 

Hope all you darlings had a wonderful Fourth of July with your families!

xoxo

 
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P.S.  I was a little hesitant to wear lipstick because my family can be a little rough sometimes and has no problem telling you that you look like a fool straight to your face (and then relentlessly teasing you for the rest of the day) but to my surprise, I actually got a few compliments.  And I was told that I'm one of few people who can pull off red lipstick.  So yeah.  That totally made my day.  Also, I've been brave and have worn this lipstick everyday since my last post!  Go me!

Have you guys been being brave and done something you've always wanted to do but previously been too scared?