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7.07.2015

FOR THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE


LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO
DETAILS: Star V-Neck | Boyfriend Shorts | Chacos

The Fourth of July. It's a holiday that I love and have traditions for that weekend that I cherish. Back in Tennessee, we would go downtown every July 3rd for the annual Pops in the Park performance. We'd set up our blankets and chairs in Coolidge Park, sit for hours listening to the Chattanooga Symphony play patriotic music, and wait for nightfall to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show on the Tennessee river. The day of the fourth always meant family and cookouts and popsicles and swimming and games of bocce ball in the front yard. I didn't have all of those things this year since I have moved, and to be honest, it was a little hard for me. Traditions are something that I really love, and I was sad to miss those this year.

Since moving, I've had to remind myself that it's okay to miss the old, but it's also okay to create new. New friends, new favorites, new traditions. I spent my long weekend surrounded by my best friends and family here in Colorado, which made the not being in Tennessee a bit easier. We worked in the basement (AKA the boys worked in the basement), cooked yummy meals, ate lots of colorful fruit, laughed, relaxed, and stood at the top of a hill to watch fireworks explode all across the city's horizon. I stood there feeling thankful for my country, this land that I love, for my family, and for the people I get to walk through this life with.












What did you do for the Fourth of July weekend? Do you have any favorite traditions? Any favorite spots to watch fireworks? Tell me all about it. :) XOXO.

24 comments:

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

Oh my stars!

Emily S said...

I need a long camera strap like yours! Where did you find it?

Meg McIlvaine said...

;) All the stars.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Mine if from Fotostrap! Super great quality! I've had mine for almost a year and it still looks brand new. :) http://fotostrap.com#oid=57_3

Emily S said...

Thanks!

Chelsea Eubank said...

I'm glad you had a great 4th of July in your new space!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Chelsea! It was a fun day. :)

Julie // A Modest Vessel said...

I love your top! We had a pretty chill 4th of July weekend, but we always are sure to go out and watch the local fireworks show no matter where we are!!

Elise Jay said...

You look so cute and festive!!!

meg - me with the three said...

This is weird, however, did you get a hair cut?

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha that's not weird! And yes I did! It was long overdue. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks lady!

Meg McIlvaine said...

That is so fun!! Glad y'all enjoyed the weekend!

Leelee said...

Love the stars. I spent my 4th of July at a BBQ and watching the fireworks. On Sunday, I was fortunate enough to spend the day with some of my best friends.

Amy said...

you. are. so. lovely.
that shirt + shorts = LURRRVEEEE

Amy said...

meg, i love that you notice these things ;)

Toyin Alli said...

So cute! And I'm loving the sunglasses! Unfortunately it rained here so me and a friend had a movie night! Which was so fun!

Stacia said...

I love the shirt! We hung out at the lake with Michael's extended family and watched all the little cousins learn to waterski or wakeboard. It's was fun!

Meg McIlvaine said...

That is so fun! Love holidays spent with friends.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thankssssss. It's a fun one!!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Ashley!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Movie nights are still so fun! One of my favorite things. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Awww! So fun. Reminds me of July 4ths growing up with my family.

Meg McIlvaine said...

:) You have! You are killing it.