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4th of July Weekend (Early)


Monday, July 3, 2017

Another weekend passed and today I am at work while my family is off for the day. Boo. That is what happens when your kids daycare closes and you use leave that you were not supposed to. At least I can look through my weekend photos and reminisce all the fun stuff.

Let's get onto the good stuff.

Friday after work I had a few errands to run. Mainly, I had to sell some clothes at our clothes exchange, go pick up wellness papers from the girls pediatrician for their new daycare, grab lunch and go to Trader Joes. Since I had time to kill between the clothing exchange and Trader Joes, I snuck in a manicure and it was amazing. I usually see the same people from my pedicures, facials, lashes, etc., but this time I went to a new place and I didn't have to talk to anyone and it was glorious. Plus they did an amazing job.
gel manicure

Trader Joes was insanely packed. Everyone was buying all the things. I missed out on the cheese I wanted, but was lucky to get everything else.

I also picked up this romper and dress for the 4th. They were $5 each. Such a great deal.
4th of July toddler wear

After my errands were finished, I headed home to relieve my in-laws from watching the girls. The girls and I played and they helped me clean up while we waited to start making dinner. The girls ate and then we played until Rory got home. He got home just in time to play for a bit and then it was their bedtime. Once they were in bed, he headed out to grab us some pizza. Then we settled in for some House of Cards and wine.

Saturday morning we got up bright and early to pack for the beach. We knew it would be crazy with 4th of July weekend. We got there just before 9 am and it was already packed. We got to the front of the line and they closed the parking lot because it was full. The girls were not thrilled and we just sat there waiting talking to the park rangers. After a bit, she suggested the girls and Rory head down to the beach and I could wait until a spot opened. So they did that. And just about 5 minutes later a call came through  and they had opened the private parking, so they let us in. And she let us in for free which was even better!

I grabbed the rest of the beach things and headed out to find Rory and the girls. Once I found them, we got everything set up and then we played in the sand, swam in the beautiful water and just people watched. We spent four glorious hours up there and I loved every second of it. I am truly a beach girl through and through. I could live up there. Don't believe me? Check out these photos.
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
 This was about 9:30 am (to the North)
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
 (to the South)
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

I grew up going to this beach. It was either free of $2 to get in. Now it is $10 for locals to park here. It has the sandiest beach, the most crystal blue color and is just beautiful. I am so happy to share this with my girls. And I can't wait to go back up this weekend. Totally dreaming of the beach while I am working. Ha.

We left the beach at 2 pm and took the long scenic drive home. We wanted the girls to get a nap in since we had plans with family later on. We stopped for coffee by our house and then came home to take showers and baths and get ready for dinner at my in-laws house. My sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nephew were in town, so we all had dinner together.

After dinner, we were all outside and they turned on the sprinklers for the kids. My nephew loved this. He was running through the sprinklers over and over again. Such pure joy. The girls were afraid to until they saw their cousin doing it and then all the kids were running through. So adorable.

We left around 8:00 to get the girls to bed. We watched another episode of House of Cards and then went to bed.

Sunday morning we got up and headed out to breakfast. Then we tried to go out and get Walter dog food, but nowhere was open yet. Sundays. So we took the girls to the park for a bit, but it was getting hot quickly, so that was short lived. Plus one pooped. So we headed home and the girls and I played, vacuumed my car out and watched Rory mow the lawn. Then I fed the girls lunch and headed out to the grocery store.

After naps, I got the girls ready again and we headed to my friends house for a little get together. Our other friends from Portland were in town so we all wanted to get together. Plus the girls got to meet my friends kids. They all played together and had a great time. And us adults got to catch up. We stayed for almost four hours before heading home to make dinner and relax for the evening.

After we put the kids to bed, I took Walter for a walk and then we watched one more episode of House of Cards and then went to bed since I had work today.

How was your weekend?

I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.

11 comments:

  1. Those outfits that you got for the girls are SO cute! They are going to look adorable! Happy almost 4th! I hope your workday goes by quickly!

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  2. Oh I am insanely jealous of your beautiful beach time!! And I would have had a hard time working today too if everyone else was home! Glad you have a new daycare all worked out. That's so stressful! Hope you have a good week!

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  3. That water IS ridiculously clear. So fun! I bet you're going to make so many great memories with our girls there.
    Loving your halter bathing suit top!!!
    I feel your pain. The hubs is home & calling me 20 times while I'm at work... UGHHH

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  4. Your manicure turned out great! I also love not having to talk to anyone during that time haha. I just want to zone out.

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  5. One reason I don't like getting manicures is I don't want to make conversation! Lol!

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  6. Even though I grew up in CA I've never been to Lake Tahoe! It's heavenly! That water is unreal. So happy it ended up being an amazing day. Also, lol about not having to talk to anyone while getting your mani! I feel the same way - I just want to chill!! P.S. I got one this week, too!! Big Apple Red from OPI - looks similar to yours :) Happy 4th!

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  7. Love the girl's 4th outfits! So cute! The beach day looks like a blast. The girls look like they were having so much fun. Love their little suits. And yours is adorable.

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  8. Your nails look amazing girl! I went with a red for the 4th as well!! Looks like you had a blast at the Lake! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. I'm sorry you had to work on Monday :( but at least it looks like your weekend was fantastic. I love the little trucker hats, and little kids' red, white, and blue outfits are my favorite!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  10. I love those little rompers! And I cannot get over that beach-I would seriously be there every day it is just breathtaking.

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  11. What an awesome weekend!! Love those rompers, and the beach looks perfect!! I really don't get why beaches are so expensive, ugh, I mean I do, but it sucks! We were going to go to one yesterday but opted for a water park instead, but all the beaches I looked up were $10/person, so $50 for us to go to the beach!? Umm crazy LOL

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