Holiday Weekend Highlights

Time is flying! I can't believe that the 4th of July has come and gone already.
It was an eventful weekend for us!
My weekend highlights included:

~Driving up to Philly on Thursday afternoon

~Finding out my FIL was in the hospital due to a blockage in his intestines which prompted a visit to the hospital to see him once we got to Philly

~Finding out, while at the hospital, that MG's great aunt was also in the same hospital

~Had a mini family reunion with all of the relatives who came by to see her and my FIL

~Had a late night dinner with MG and my MIL after our unexpected trip to the hospital and tried a delicious peach cider I'd never had before
~Spent Saturday at my one SIL's house with two of our nieces and nephew, by the pool
~Took the kids to NJ to visit with my other SIL, her husband, and their kids. Someone didn't want us to leave tho:
(believe it or not, he is still a puppy...despite being the size of a small horse lol)
~Drank some delicious homemade peach sangria and ate some festive snacks
~Watched the kids ride in the parade

~Played hide and go seek and tag on the playground with all of the kids--so much fun (altho I kept getting spotted because all the kids wanted to hide with me lol)

~Watched the fireworks with all of the kids, my SIL and BIL, and his parents. Swooned watching my niece lay on MG as they watched the fireworks together
~Spent some more time with the family before heading back to Philly
~My FIL came back from the hospital 4th of July in the morning and we spent the day at my SIL's house, grilling out, drinking yummy drinks--peach bellinis--(now that I'm rehashing everything I realized I had a weekend filled with peach drinks haha), and watching more fireworks

~Ended the night around the fire pit with lots of laughter
~Drove home on Sunday and hit zero traffic--win!

~Ran errands, and installed the mirror in the guest bathroom
~Rescued a lost dog who we saw running down a 3 lane busy road by our house on our way to pick up dinner. Luckily got traffic stopped as the dog was running into on-coming traffic and I scooped him up. 

~We found the owners and got him back home! Said a prayer of thanks that we were in the right place at the right time!

~Had Thai for dinner (and leftovers for lunch today!!)

~Cheered for the US Women's Soccer team victory! #goUSA
~Got to FaceTime with MG's best friend after he got engaged to his girlfriend. We were part of the ruse to throw her off track and were waiting all evening until we heard the big news--so excited for them!!!

~Relaxed the rest of the night from a super busy and fun weekend

And today is the first day at work with the kids at summer school. Wish me luck!!!
I hope your holiday weekend was fun and relaxing!
Linking up with these pretties today:
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  1. Seriously what an eventful weekend!!! So glad to hear your FIL and his aunt are ok - what a scary thing to start any weekend off!! I'm sure your heart was exploding similar to those fireworks seeing MG with his niece!!! Hope you have a great start to your week!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I don't know if I can remember everything I wanted to comment on!! Haha! But I love the bathroom mirror!! I'm so sorry about your FIL! I hope he's okay!! And YAY For some pool time!! have a great day!

  3. What a weekend! Glad everything is ok with your FIL and how great that you were able to save that dog and get him back to his family!!

  4. Wow, you really DID have an eventful weekend!!! Sorry about all the hospital visits, though...that's not a good way to spend a weekend. But I'm glad they are OK! I may have to try that peach cider--I love peach! I hope today goes REALLY well for summer school!! :) :) :)

  5. Aw! What a fun weekend, glad FIL is ok! Love the bathroom mirror!

  6. sounds like a peachy weekend! love all the pics. sorry to hear that FIL was in hospital. I hope everything is okay now.

    trish - tales from trish

  7. Glad to hear FIL and MG's aunt are doing better! Hospital visits are never fun. Sounds like a very eventful weekend, thank god you found the dog's owners as well :)

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  8. Hospital visits are no fun. Hope everyone is feeling better. Sounds like it was a busy but fun weekend.

  9. What a busy weekend! I'm glad to hear that everybody is home and well from their hospital visits. Isn't that Ciderboys peach stuff so good?! It was on tap at one of our local places recently, and now I can't get enough. Happy Monday, girl!

  10. Sounds like a great weekend! Glad your FIL is out of the hospital! LOVE your new guest bathroom mirror!

  11. Wow - you guys got so much in this weekend! Glad your FIL got to come home just in time for the holiday - the celebrations sound like it was a great time and so much precious family time! I'm so happy you were able to rescue that little pup and get it home safely!

  12. SO FUN!! This totally makes me wish I had more family close. I'm glad your FIL is doing better and thank goodness he didn't have to spend the actual holiday in the hospital! So glad you had a gray holiday. And boo for having to go back to work.

  13. Sounds like a fun & busy weekend. All of the peach drinks sound so delicious. I'm glad that your FIL is out of the hospital!

  14. I am glad that you found the dog's owners!

  15. You seriously never stop going, you are like the energizer bunny. I wish I had half you energy. Love you.

  16. The peach cider is SO good! Hope everyone is doing better today!

  17. What an awesome weekend, I love that first photo!

  18. Aww you were in my hood all weekend! I hope everyone is feeling better and you had a great first day of Summer school!

  19. Wow, what an awesome and eventful weekend! You sure know how to make the most of them. I wish I had yoru energy! Sending lots of prayers for your FIL. Hopefully he's on the mend. Thanks for linking up!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  20. Family time is always a great way to spend the weekend. Sorry to hear about your FIL and great aunt. The guest bathroom is coming along great. Love the new mirror!


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