Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our 4th of July

Yesterday we celebrated the 4th of July in Chicago as a family of three for the first time. There is something so incredibly special and magical about raising your child in the same exact town that both your husband and you grew up in. I will say this over and over again, I am so happy we moved back home, and am so happy we get to celebrate holiday's like this with my family.

Every year my Uncle Greg and Aunt Theresa throw a huge 4th of July party for all their friends and family. It's been years since I have been able to go to one of their party's so I was excited to finally be able to make it this year with Mike and Chloe.

After the party we went home to rest for a bit and then ventured out into the night to see the fireworks. Every street, park, and grocery store parking lot was packed with people excitedly waiting for the show to start. After we found a spot among the crowd I strapped Chloe into our baby carrier and together as a family of three we watched the night sky light up with bright beautiful colors. It was truly the perfect ending to a beautiful day! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!


  1. The picture of you and Chloe grinning at the camera is very cute! Glad your holiday was great. :)

  2. looks like a lot of fun! she looks a lot like her daddy! <3