Family Life, Maternity, Uncategorized

4th of July


This year we spent the 4th of July with my family over at Helmsdeep. There was tons of family, tons of swimming, and tons of food. How could you not have a good time? I was beginning to think that James was going to make an appearance because I was feeling contractions here and there. Nothing came of them though. James is still nestled inside waiting to make his grand entrance. It will be soon though! I can just feel it...

SONY DSCSo not only does my sister Marisa take awesome photos but she is an amazing cook. She made these delightful little cupcakes for the 4th. Don't worry I ate one for me and for baby James.

SONY DSCSo fruit water is amazing right? This is probably my favorite. Watermelon, lime, and BASIL!! It's so refreshing. My mom has promised to bring me at least a gallon of this to the hospital after James is born.

Peter had a great time as usual at Helmsdeep. He is like a celebrity! Everyone wants a piece of Peter. It's so cute.


SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCPeter loved swimming with his Dad. Obviously he had to wear his Captain America outfit.


Thomas likes to think that he got cooler by going to college in Florida...He's still a dork in my book.

Marisa and I busted out a little bit of sister style for the 4th. Marisa looked so cute yesterday. Me? I did my best haha.

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCI wore one of my favorite blue dresses (on loan from Kate) and added a flower crown. Boom. Done. Marisa had a black maxi skirt on, a very patriotic 'Merica t-shirt, and a light sweater.

Then some of the cousins and siblings got in on the photo fun.

SONY DSCPhoto bomb by the boys. Classic.

SONY DSCMy mom loves her flowers! Now I know where I get it  from!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! I know that I am very blessed to live in such a wonderful nation.