Friday, July 3, 2009

what are you doing this weekend? + happy fourth of july!

when i was a little girl, my parents, brother and i would pile into my dad's jeep and head off on an 18-hour drive from our house in florida to my grandparents' house in scranton, pennsylvania, every year around this time. and every year, my brother and i would get the biggest kick out of the south carolina tourist trap south of the border--to the point where every time we saw a south of the border sign--and there were many--we'd sing, "south of the border, make a ruuuuuuunnn to the border!" really, it's a miracle our parents didn't kill us. (patrick and i, of course, thought our song was hysterical.)

anyway, sometimes we'd stop at south of the border to buy fireworks, and one of my favorite memories is setting off those fireworks on the fourth of july. so imagine my happiness when i came across this picture of the giant, um, sculpture that welcomes visitors to south of the border--it brought back all those amusing memories.

what are you doing for the fourth of july? i hope you all get the chance to spend time with family and set off some fireworks this weekend. me, i'll be here in sarasota, hanging out with friends and hopefully watching some fireworks explode over the water. it's been a bit of a rough week--i haven't quite felt like myself--so i think a happy holiday weekend is just what the doctor ordered.

happy fourth, my lovelies! xoxo


  1. Family car rides to the beach were always fun, and I still remembering singing at the top of my lungs, "I was country when country wasn't cool!" for hours! Oh my poor parents, ha!

    Have a spectacular weekend filled with lots of happy things!

  2. I'm sorry to hear it's been a rough week. I hope this weekend is good for you! We'll be seeing fireworks with our little one. Should be fun!