Fourth of July Recap

Happy birthday USA!
We had a fantastic long weekend.  Waking up to an alarm clock after a holiday is rough, but at least you can take some comfort in knowing that a short week is ahead of us!

After a perfectly low-key Friday night (sidenote: Crazy Heart is amazing!), we spontaneously decided to join some friends at their Lake Wylie lakehouse on Saturday.  We took the boat out and headed to the sandbar, where there was a big party going on complete with bands playing on the top of a houseboat.

A free-floating BBQ shack near the sandbar - great idea!

The scene at the sandbar

My friend Meg and her sweet boy Finn

I was the DD all day ... taking the helm!

My paparazzi husband loved that I was driving the boat!

On Sunday, we celebrated the 4th by biking down the street to an ampitheater that hosts the Charlotte Symphony for weekly summer concerts called Pops In The Park.  We packed a delicious picnic meal and some prosecco and sat on a quilt to listen to patriotic symphony music and enjoy the fireworks.

He's tough.  Biking our way to the ampitheater

Can't have a proper picnic without great cheeses!

Lindsay and I enjoying Pops in the Park

The boys ... oh, the boys.  Cheesin' it up.

The Charlotte Symphony

It was packed!  They had a great turnout.

This is one of my favorite events of the year.

As the night darkened, the ampitheater looked gorgeous.

Hope you had a great 4th weekend ... I know one person in particular who REALLY had an amazing weekend ... Classic Annie ... congrats on your engagement!!! 


  1. what a FUN FUN weekend!! love the outdoor activities and oh how i miss being on a boat

  2. What a great weekend! And your last "photo" that keeps changing from pic to pic. How neat :)

  3. Lookin' good, April! Sounds like you had a great, great weekend :)

  4. looks like such a good weekend! aren't holiday weekends the best?

  5. BBQ shack on Lake Wylie? We'll have to bring our jet ski down and hit up that place!
    Yes, congrats to Annie!

  6. Please look at how TINY you look driving the boat. . .SKINNY MINNY! :-)

  7. Oh my goodness you are so sweet! Thank you!!!!!

    PS - love the fact that yall rode your bikes down to the symphony - lucky ducks!

  8. I am SO happy the weather held up for POPS on Sunday! What a terrific fireworks show! By the way, I am jealous that you were able to ride your bikes there!!

  9. Looks like you had an absolutely fabulous 4th! Lovely pictures!


  10. Looks like an awesome way to spend the 4th :)

  11. Looks like an absolutely perfect weekend!! We are in SUCH a drought here so the boat has been on hiatus. So jealous seeing all of your fun lake photos!!

  12. I haven't been to Pops in the Park in years! It looks like you had a great time! Maybe I'll try it again

  13. What a fun weekend!! Love your outfit for the concert in the park!

  14. Wow, LOVING the BBQ shack out on the lake! What an awesome idea! Looks like you had a fabulous 4th, Jealous!

  15. So much fun! I love the idea of Pops in the Park! Plus bikes and a picnic, right up my alley! So glad you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend.


    p.s. Jealous of the VV grand opening!!

  16. AW what fun pictures!! The flaoting BBQ is just awesome!! Looks like you had a blast!

    XO Lindsay

  17. Sounds like it was a great weekend! Mine was full of boating and fireworks too - the perfect way to spend the 4th! :)

  18. That looks like so much fun! I love your blue bikini!


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