7.08.2013

independence day shenanigans

So, I didn't hunt any British, but I did have great 4th of July Shenanigans! Ones that featured the usual BBQ with friends and fireworks! Question: could you ask for anything more on the 4th? Answer: no. A few of us from our group even dared to head down to the Portland waterfront after the BBQ to see the fireworks, and better yet, managed to stay away from the huge crowds.



Kelley and I were twinning from head to toe.  What you don't see pictured is the matching white shorts and rainbow flip flops, which was all unplanned. 

The rest of the weekend was just as awesome.  It included the Waterfront Blues Festival where we saw 3 different performances, my favorite being Allen Stone. (Don't worry, I will introduce you to him more tomorrow on Tunesday


Fact: one can never go wrong with boyfriend fit jeans and rainbows.  Summer uniform has been found.





Brad and I also decided to get a little crazy and hike a mountain on Saturday.  Dog Mountain is no joke, but the views were sure pretty.  I just have to keep telling myself they were worth the sore butt I now have from the 3 plus miles of incline. 



Oh, and did I mentioned I made dessert for the BBQ?  There might not be any left, because this happened a lot over the weekend. Why dirty another dish, when you can eat it from the pan?!



This is why I do not keep sweets in my home. Thank God I hiked a mountain to counteract it a little bit.

Anyway, this 4 day weekend has me jonesing for summer break. Why can't I still be in grade school?! I was so jealous of the little kids riding their bikes in our neighborhood when Brad and I went on an evening walk before bedtime last night. You know they got to stay out past nine, because it wasn't a school night. Not fair.


Cheers to Amurica!

<3 BB

22 comments

kailyn marie said...

yesssss, solid 4th. I'm too tired to post about mine, wah! my life is SO hard

Kalyn V said...

Sounds like a great 4th/weekend. I love outdoor adventures and you're making me want to go hiking like yesterday. And I don't make sweets, ever. Because I'll eat the whole damn batch/pan/bowl of whatever yumminess I make.

Adriana said...

you and your guy are so cute.

also ambitious. Tom would punch me if I asked him to go hiking with me

Rachel Sedaker said...

The Blues Fest was awesome! It had me wishing it was every weekend... And I agree with you- I want Summer Break, just like the kids.

Tori G said...

you two are adorable!! So glad you had a great weekend!

Katie said...

what do you have written on your foot? love!

JumpingJE said...

Blugh, you and Brad are way too cute. Especially when you hike and bbq and blues fest together. Or Dan and I just need to take more photos and be cute too - and maybe liking the same tunes would help!

Lauren said...

I wish Houston had places to hike and allowed you to wear jeans outside in the summer. It all sounds amazing!

Hannah said...

Your weekend looks amazing! I wish we had mountains where I live. A hike like that would be all the workout I need. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

Jenni Bost said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Love the boyfriend jeans. They are basically my uniform.

Bonnie said...

Hiking's the best...sore butt and all. We went to Silver Falls and pulled through 5 miles with 3 small kids. It was pretty and perfect weather. We haven't done any gorge hikes yet, but we need to!

Ashley said...

Looks like a pretty great weekend! Giving you some serious props for going hiking up that mountain-- and beautiful pictures, too! Happy to have stumbled upon your blog...

Exposed brick and Ryan Gosling are basically my two favorite things, FYI. :)

Lauren said...

Love your hair! You looked so pretty and relaxed.

Gabrielle Reece said...

I love your Fourth of July weekend post! It didn't have to do with getting drunk at a lake, lol! You hiked a mountain and had BBQ, my kind of fun :)

BBQ sounds soooooooo good right now!

MacKensie said...

Ooooh what's your tat say? BLUES FESTIVAL!? I want to go to there!!!!

Leah said...

Beautiful view! Looks like a fun weekend :)

Tami said...

This looks like a fo' real 4th of July. Loving yalls stripey tops. And those bf jeans--trade me!

Marisa said...

Nothing better than baggy boyfriend jeans! If only I could get my boyfriend to feel the same way baha
-Marisa

OrangeMew said...

I appreciate that you evened out Dog Mountain with an awesome picture of eating dessert from the pan.

Laura Ann said...

I love the blues fest! Such a great event and for a good cause!

Ummm what is that delectable looking dessert? Please do tell.

Kaylin said...

Can we say hello summer uniform. I love the boyfriend jeans and rainbows!!!! Also love your blog...newest follower :)

Sara said...

Love those boyfriend jeans and your striped tank top! Just a perfect summer outfit! That dessert looks delish, recipe to come?