Monday, July 9, 2012

M.I.A.: Fourth of July Edition

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Pile of chairs after the pre-holiday storms, shopping with my parents, seafood feast

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Movie-watching all week. Disney, superheroes, aliens, the drive-in, you name it.

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Boating trips to Claytor Lake. We took Maggie.

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The Fourth

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Trip back home. Message from Daddy, Brad being my chauffeur, and an amazing Ohio sunset.

Despite the fact that I'm really tired and now have tons of laundry and grocery shopping to do, I had an amazing Fourth of July week in Virginia with my family and friends. Fireworks, hanging out, movie-going (Brave, MIB3, and The Amazing Spider-Man), and tons of hot dogs and watermelon made for a terrific time, and I can't say that I'd mind having another week to do it all again.

Our trip home last night went pretty well, in spite of one semi-terrifying trip through a massive thunderstorm in Charleston, West Virginia. Basically, Brad and I had to make a detour to the nearest exit because driving on the interstate was like driving through a zero-visibility hurricane.

Feel free to relive the discomfort and nail-biting with me here:


Needless to say, it's good to be back and out of the downpour. Now, it's back to real life. Please excuse me while I try to remember how this goes.


  1. Glad you made it through the storm! Great post. We had a lot of good memories made last week, huh?

  2. That storm had me sitting up straight in my seat and whining a little (a lot).

    And yes, I had a great time last week, too! Can't wait 'til you all come back up here for some baseball and a little more exploration!

  3. I miss you already! I had fun the little amount we did hangout:-)

  4. Hannah--I'm sorry I didn't get to see you more! If you hadn't been working all week, we could've hung out sooooo much. ;-)

    Nah, I know I was busy, but I will be back!

  5. I bet you were glad to come home to VA just for the awesome storms we had!! ;) glad you survived. Also love all the instagram photos!

  6. Haha, I have awesome timing, right? The second storm that came later in the week actually knocked over a HUGE tree that narrowly missed Brad's mom's house. If that isn't good fortune, I don't know what is!

    Glad you made it through the insane weather, too!


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