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July 4th Mini Vacation

July 6, 2015 Sarah Coggins

We spent the first few days of the month in Virginia with family celebrating the fourth …

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We managed a bit of pool time even though the weather turned chilly and barely hit 80.

Pool Jump

Trent, my brother & I checked out the new brewery in town. We ordered the full flight to sample their 9 beers plus a couple pints of their root beer.


The kids had some fun with their baby cousin. Which, for Elise, meant stealing his toys and crawling over him.

VA Cousins Playgym

We had an early birthday celebration for Dylan who will be six in less than 2 weeks now.


Elise found two new foods she liked – pancakes and pickles. Not together. 😉 The latter reminds me of her brother.


We watched “A Capitol Fourth” on TV and I gave Dylan a red glowstick to play with (easy, safe, indoor “firework” option) before the kids went to bed.

4July2015 Fireworks

And, we successfully managed a family photo. Last year I couldn’t even get Dylan to pose with us and next year I’m betting I won’t be able to hold him! Thanks to my brother for taking it.

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How did you celebrate the 4th?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?


  • Roaen July 6, 2015 at 10:36 am
    Sounds so much fun! We didn't manage a family photo at our 4th of july party, but we did get one on the actual day! :-) Where in Virginia were you?
    • Sarah Coggins July 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm
      Thanks! We barely squeezed in a photo on the actual day. The day got away from us. We were in northern VA in my hometown - about 1.5hr south of D.C.
  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? July 13, 2015 at 9:34 am
    Love the family picture! And, what a great weekend. Swimming and hanging with family is the best!
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