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Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Week in Retrospect July 1-7



Today is the first of my weekend series 'Week in Recap' and what better way to start it than with the week of the Fourth! I hope you all had an awesome Independence Day; we certainly did!!

This week was also special to Zach and I because we celebrated our first year anniversary on the third-YAY US!! If you've read this post, you know that the hubby was kept at work on our special day. However, even with a slight delay, we still made it to Honolulu in time for our dinner date.


While we were dating, we celebrated most of our special occasions at either Red Robin or Red Lobster. Since the closest Red Robin is in San Diego and we were in the mood for seafood anyway (I'm always in the mood for seafood-I would eat fish every day if I could), we went into Honolulu for a Red Lobster dinner.



And afterward my love got me a single pink rose for our very first wedding anniversary. After we got married, I wanted to make a Christmas ornament from the rose petals of my bouquet, but during my move to Hawaii to join Z, the dried flowers did not fare well. So I decided to make an anniversary rose Christmas ornament every year which I think works just as well!

Anyway, on to the Fourth of July. At first, I was kind of bummed because this Fourth was my first one without a parade (and it was Zach's first away from his hometown). But then, I realized that we were celebrating Independence Day on a military base--how patriotic and fun is that!! Besides that, Schofield Barracks hosted its 42nd Annual Fourth of July Spectacular.





Part of that Spectacular included two concerts and fireworks, as well as a mini-fair. It's a good thing we got there early, and not just because of the crowds of people--we forgot drinks, our camera, and our other lens which all required three separate trips back home (good thing we live close!). Once we got all situated (with all of our forgotten items in tow), it was the time for the first concert--SWITCHFOOT!! We've both been fans of the band since we were teenagers so this was really exciting for us!


They even played 'Dare You to Move' which we played at our wedding. It was so amazing to actually hear it live!

After Switchfoot, another of our favorite bands played--One Republic. They played a new album which made it slightly less fun for me since I didn't know the songs; but it was still fun to see them up close and personal (well, as close and personal as you can get through a camera lens.



After that came the fireworks. Unfortunately, we decided to beat the crowds by bringing all of our picnic supplies back to the car before the fireworks and that included the camera lens we ended up needing to get good pictures of the fireworks. Luckily, US Army Garrison Hawaii had a few really pretty pictures of the fireworks. (Next year, we'll be sure to keep both lenses for the firework show)



So that was it--our Independence Week.

Thanks for joining me on my very first weekend recap and I hope you tune in next week!

How does your family celebrate the Fourth of July? I'd love to hear about it!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Week in Retrospect July 1-7



Today is the first of my weekend series 'Week in Recap' and what better way to start it than with the week of the Fourth! I hope you all had an awesome Independence Day; we certainly did!!

This week was also special to Zach and I because we celebrated our first year anniversary on the third-YAY US!! If you've read this post, you know that the hubby was kept at work on our special day. However, even with a slight delay, we still made it to Honolulu in time for our dinner date.


While we were dating, we celebrated most of our special occasions at either Red Robin or Red Lobster. Since the closest Red Robin is in San Diego and we were in the mood for seafood anyway (I'm always in the mood for seafood-I would eat fish every day if I could), we went into Honolulu for a Red Lobster dinner.



And afterward my love got me a single pink rose for our very first wedding anniversary. After we got married, I wanted to make a Christmas ornament from the rose petals of my bouquet, but during my move to Hawaii to join Z, the dried flowers did not fare well. So I decided to make an anniversary rose Christmas ornament every year which I think works just as well!

Anyway, on to the Fourth of July. At first, I was kind of bummed because this Fourth was my first one without a parade (and it was Zach's first away from his hometown). But then, I realized that we were celebrating Independence Day on a military base--how patriotic and fun is that!! Besides that, Schofield Barracks hosted its 42nd Annual Fourth of July Spectacular.





Part of that Spectacular included two concerts and fireworks, as well as a mini-fair. It's a good thing we got there early, and not just because of the crowds of people--we forgot drinks, our camera, and our other lens which all required three separate trips back home (good thing we live close!). Once we got all situated (with all of our forgotten items in tow), it was the time for the first concert--SWITCHFOOT!! We've both been fans of the band since we were teenagers so this was really exciting for us!


They even played 'Dare You to Move' which we played at our wedding. It was so amazing to actually hear it live!

After Switchfoot, another of our favorite bands played--One Republic. They played a new album which made it slightly less fun for me since I didn't know the songs; but it was still fun to see them up close and personal (well, as close and personal as you can get through a camera lens.



After that came the fireworks. Unfortunately, we decided to beat the crowds by bringing all of our picnic supplies back to the car before the fireworks and that included the camera lens we ended up needing to get good pictures of the fireworks. Luckily, US Army Garrison Hawaii had a few really pretty pictures of the fireworks. (Next year, we'll be sure to keep both lenses for the firework show)



So that was it--our Independence Week.

Thanks for joining me on my very first weekend recap and I hope you tune in next week!

How does your family celebrate the Fourth of July? I'd love to hear about it!

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