Monday, July 7, 2014

You're a firework!

Hello! Did you have a good weekend? We escaped to the coast for the holiday weekend and it was pretty amazing weather. When I say ah-mazing I mean it was so sunny, warm and I could run and dip my toes into the cool crisp ocean water. Getting to be in the ocean is a pretty rare occurrence in the Pacific Northwest because it's always so cold and the sub zero wind blows extremely hard (even in the summer), so it's such a luxury when you can really enjoy the beach and play in the water. 

This is my first 4th of July celebrating on the coast in Washington and here you can buy the fancy fireworks.  These are the fireworks that my husband gets really excited about and as soon as we go in to firework tent, he immediately grabs his own basket and gets into this frenzy of needing to get his hands on the biggest and loudest fireworks possible. Now if only he could be so passionate about shoe shopping. 

In the end we went to 3 different firework stands to make sure we weren't missing out on anything. Silly husbands- I think lighting up fireworks make them feel like a kid again.  Thank goodness the last firework stand had a snow cone and kettle corn hut next to it because it made this pregnant lady extremely happy and made the hour long venture totally worth it.  That evening we set up our beach blanket and watched the fireworks light up the sky up and down the coast till the wee hours of the morning.   

15 comments:

Jamie said...

Fun! Men are so weird about fireworks... Fire! Explosives! Loud noises!!!! MORE!!!!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

hahaha love this!

Marlen said...

ooo love the gif with the fireworks! i'm just like your husband- i get SUPER excited about fireworks. there's just nothing more magical than those huge, slow raining ones. sigh, i wish i can relive the show on the fourth. and yaaay for it actually being warm over by you! talk about a perfect weekend :)

xo marlen
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Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i love your gif! we live on the east side, so everyone here gets their fireworks from washington. i usually do too, but i am such a rule-follower that i am always super anxious about it. so this year when it ended up being just me and my little ones we bought all legal fireworks. much more relaxing and i didn't miss out because, as i said everyone else in a 5 mile radius was lighting off the BIG ones, so we saw those too. the beach sounds like an even better place to do it! i might have to propose that for next year.

Tori said...

Sounds like a fun evening! The picture you made of the fireworks is really neat :).

tina bumblebee said...

Whaaaat they lit fireworks themselves? I did not know you could do that!! Haha Happy you had a great holiday!

Hena Tayeb said...

looks like you guys had a wonderful time.. love the fireworks

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

He did a great job with them! They look beautiful!

rooth said...

Warm beach day? Now that doesn't sound like the Oregon that I've heard about. Hopefully it'll stay like that until my August trip there!

Krugthethinker said...

So fun! I have so many memories of doing this as a kid. I am pretty sure it's not legal here, but it might still be where I grew up and where Eric did. Fun to think of doing this with our kids someday!

Lauren said...

I love your little GIF! It's so funny how different the ocean is all over the world isn't it? Our ocean is warm right now and getting warmer, and still so refreshing on those super hot days. And yet, when you get to the bay, it's not quite cool enough to cool us off on the super hot days. Your 4th sounds perfect. Better than mine! ;)

To The River said...

Love the fireworks, but love the first picture so much, it s so serene and beautiful (before it went crazy of course;-)) xx

A Belle Abroad said...

Love the firework GIF! And fireworks - let me just say that I have never seen a people embrace pyrotechnics like the Danes! New Year's Eve sounds like WWIII and I am not even kidding. Glad you had a fabulous 4th with dips in the ocean and all!

Loulou said...

That must have been so neat seeing all the fireworks along the beach. Funny story about your husband needing to check out all that was on offer!

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I'm glad you spent a nice weekend on the seaside ! We are at Carcassonne a medieval city for weekend!