With the overwhelming amount of posts talking about what people did on their 4th of July, I decided to wait a week… to keep people interested. Or maybe I just forgot to write about it until now. :) I’ll let you be the judge on that one.
Zack and I worked majority of the day on the lovely 4th—which I might add was a gorgeous day in Oregon! Usually Oregon has a way of raining on big occasions—you learn to expect it…but not this year!
We had made plans with my sister and cousin to meet up after work for a casual picnic-and-firework-watching night.
Earlier in the day Jessie (my cousin) and Dyell (my sister) had made a trip to Trader Joe’s for some delicious food for our picnic. They did not disappoint.
They also reserved an amazing spot on a bluff overlooking not just one, but two big firework shows!
Little did we know that the neighborhood we were situated in was infamous for their 4th of July celebrations. We had a live band playing at the house down the street, complete with huge (illegal) fireworks to keep everyone entertained before the shows started.
As the daylight dwindled the street shut down and more and more people filed into our little spot. There were tons of people setting off their own little fireworks, and the people watching opportunities were plentiful.
We spent the rest of the daylight playing games, setting off our own sparklers, and generally just enjoying each other's company.
Once the fireworks started, we sat back and enjoyed the shows. One was much farther away than the other…but it was still so amazing to watch both!
To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of the 4th. I mean the holiday itself is very important to recognize, I am forever grateful for my freedom and independence… but it’s always been one of those holidays like New Year’s or Halloween, where there is so much pressure to do something epic, and usually it turns out to be disappointing.
This year, I am thrilled to say it was different. This 4th of July was for sure one of my favorites—ever! I spent quality time with three of my nearest and dearests, and had a truly memorable night.