The 4th of July - Family Style

A couple of days before the 4th of July my cousin, Dr. Shannon, sent me a message saying she was going to be in town for the 4th and would be at my Amazing Aunt's house if we wanted to come over.

We'd love to!

More and more cousins decided to come into town and by the time the 4th rolled around there must have been 30 people there.

Another cousin, our Redheaded Genealogist, snuck into town, which was amazing. We haven't seen each other in probably 30 years so we were really excited to be able to spend time together.

We kayaked

Played on the beach and in the water

Ate some good food

And spent a lot of time visiting and catching up.

Someone brought a mason jar of moonshine and it didn't take long for certain cousins to partake.

They'd take a swig, yell real loud, shiver and then take another.

And it wasn't long before this happened.

Once it got dark there were LOTS of fireworks on the beach. Dr. Shannon is a pyromaniac and she had a blast lighting them off.

It was a long ride home but we were lucky in that all of the beach and firework traffic was going the opposite direction. We sailed right home while the cars in the opposite lane were at a standstill.

Thank you, Aunt Chrys for letting us invade your house – it was a wonderful day!