(Closed) 4th of July

posted 9 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

OOOOH Cape May!  Jealoussssss!  Hubby has to work in the morning (boooo) so we’re going to do a picnic in central park then go watch the fireworks from the Brooklyn Bridge  Typically we go to Narragansett, RI to my familys beach house.  Guess this year it will be just us, and Im fine with that!

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

That sounds like fun!  My husband and I are planning to stay at home.  🙂  We live in a huge tourist area, so the 4th is ridiculous.  Our best friends are coming over with their kids and their dogs; we’re just going to cook out (ribs and beer can chicken!) and hang out all day.  We’ll probably play the Wii, play cards, or watch movies, while the kids and the dogs play out in the backyard.  When it gets dark, they shoot out fireworks over the lake, but I’m not sure if we’ll try to walk down to the beach or not (it’s only a mile).  It seriously gets to be like standing room only, so we’ll see whether or not we can muster up the energy to deal with the crowds!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Background: My family has had the same tradition since my parents got married, everyone meets at my grandparents house and they bbq and play outdoor games and then we would walk to the lake about three blocks away for the fireworks. The last couple years we haven’t gone to the lake, but sat on their roof and we could still see the fireworks. Last year I was dating Fiance so I went to the beach about two hours away and watched fireworks over the ocean. Nothing comparesto those fireworks, they are amazing.

So this year my mom told me that since I will be married next year, I need to spend the 4th with the family. I told her everyone should go to the beach, but she wouldn’t go for that because of tradition. So, I am going to my grandparents for the first part of the day and then running down to the beach to watch the fireworks and spend sunday with Fiance.

A good compromise.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I will be celebrating Day 1 of married life! Huzzah! 😉

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are going to NYC for the weekend to catch a show on Friday and watch the fireworks on the Hudson.  Kind of disappointed because normally the fireworks are right in front of my FIL’s apartment, but this year they are on the other side of the city… the one year we make it up there for the 4th!  Go figure 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ms Bunny, how exciting!

We are going to have a busy weekend. Hopefully we will be spending Friday evening with a few of my fiances friends. On the 4th, the lake we live on has a boat parade every year. So we will be on the boat the first part of the day then heading to a family cookout later. And then Sunday we are heading down to my friends camper for yet another cookout.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

We’re going camping for 3 nights at World’s End State Park in northeastern PA with a bunch of friends from high school and college.  So excited!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My family is holding a BIG picnic (almost reunion style), so Friday evening we will head up to my parent’s house and help set-up for the picnic on Saturday. Our picnics are always big and so much fun. I can’t wait!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Fiance grandparents rent a cabin at the lake we’re getting married at later this summer every fourth of July, so we’ll go out Friday and spend the weekend with them and then help them pack and load the boat.  It’s fun and they have awesome fireworks on the lake.  Everyone drives their boats out and watch.  I’m going to enjoy the lake and try to see it from our guests perspective rather than wedding planning.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

This was my first time celebrating the 4th!

And it was AWESOME.  Beach house, BBQ, fireworks, camp fire, flag cake (made by yours truely), sunshine, and rowdy Americans.  So much fun. 

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