Chris didn't have to work!!! (well, not until Monday) We went to the beach together for the first time in ages, which was fantastic. We soaked up the sun, went to a friend's pool party, & just enjoyed not having to work. Newport has amazing fireworks over the water, so we set up a blanket & had ourselves a little picnic under the fireworks. They were beautiful ( fireworks make me so happy!) and watching them over the harbor made us both feel so blessed to live where we do (and that Chris was finally able to enjoy it!). We are both so grateful for this beautiful country, for all of those who serve, and for the freedoms we enjoy. It was our first 4th of July without either of our families, it felt weird but we still had a great weekend. Our summer is flying by, we can't believe we have already lived here 9.5months! Now we are just crossing our fingers that Chris gets a few more weekends like this one soon!