The amount of s'mores I ate this weekend has got to be a record-breaking number. There are times when I can easily show a little restraint, just trying a small piece of a dessert, or drinking bottled water instead of pop. But something took over me this weekend and once I saw those marshmallows and squares of chocolate? I was a goner. I was roasting, making and inhaling faster than even I could keep up with. That's why there's no picture of me with my beloved s'mores and no official record-breaking number- I lost count ;)
Overall this weekend was an absolute blast. We saw family, we saw friends; we played badminton for the first time in years, we laughed at ourselves; I got a much-needed haircut and had lunch with my dad, we party hopped all over southwest Ohio; we watched a little cutie celebrate his first birthday and we set off enough fireworks at my brother-in-law's house to last us a whole year, for sure.
We had a perfect view from my BIL's front porch! We set up our firepit and could see various firework shows in all directions around us. Pretty cool 'accidental' discovery on our part. Plus, this firework photo below? Our own yard with $1.99 "Lady Liberty" fireworks- they were so much fun!
July 4th sortof signifies the last holiday weekend I'll have for a long, long while. Once football season is underway, there are no guaranteed holidays or days off. Everything is always up in the air and depends on how the season/schedule go- it's always an unknown which can make for a very challenging day-to-day schedule. So this 'last' long weekend was welcomed and embraced. I soaked up every minute of it.
Weekends like this past one are just good for my sanity. It's so easy to let the days and weeks fly by, jam-packed to the brim without stopping to really, truly enjoy them. These are the days, I tell ya what. I need s'more weekends like these on my radar because they truly keep me going when work gets tough or life gets hard. I hope you all had as much fun as I did over the weekend. Cheers to a new week, and new opportunities in every day!