Sunday, July 11, 2010

4th of July Weekend

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!

6 comments:

Audrey {+} John said...

Awwe.... Glad you both enjoyed yourselves and were able to spend some time together! Happy 4th! Cute pics!

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

looks like so much fun Mari...I think the fourth at the beach is the perfect way to watch the fireworks :)

Dominique said...

You guys look fabulous! Love the long hair Mari. We miss you guys up here but are glad you are settling in in the O.C. 9.5 months has gone fast. Visit soon!
xoxo

Alison said...

You are so gorgeous, Mari!! I'm glad you got to spend some well-deserved time together for the 4th!

Adam & Samantha said...

so fun! we watched fireworks on the beach too, it is the best! I hope you and Chris have more time together, I bet that is so hard. :(

Jeni said...

I love that last pic of you and Chris with the exploding fireworks. I love fireworks, too.