4th of July | 2016

4th of July, also known as Independence Day

is the day that the United States commemorates the adoptions of the Declaration of Independence. This is a day that most of us get off of work; where we can relax, hang by the pool and drink drinks. This year we hung out with friends and did exactly that, RELAX! As a wedding photographer I don’t get a log of relaxation time. You’re on your feet for 6-10 hours and the next morning everything hurts! So I was more than excited to be able to spend the day at the pool our friends. Rachel and Stanton’s parents have a pool at their house and that’s where we went! The weather in Tucson, Arizona was great! We were having a crazy monsoon storm the week before so we were worried about our plans but it cleared up just in time for a wonderful weekend! Lots of people have 4th of July traditions. Cook outs, making t-shirts, playing cards. My husband and I don’t have any of our own traditions yet but we hope to make some soon!

Here are some pictures I snapped of our time with Rachel and Stanton! As you can tell, my husband (Josh) and Stanton are quite the uhm.. how do I say it.. extravagant swimmers? ha ha! There was definitely no dull moment on our 4th of July holiday.

I hope you had an awesome and safe holiday weekend!! <3

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My husband is quite the poser for the camera ha ha!

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You know those Facebook videos of food and drinks from a page called “Tasty”? Yeah, I’m obsessed. I love food. And when Rachel and I saw this video for 4 different ways to make Sangria, we both looked at each other and knew we had to make the last one from 4th of July. It was screaming our name 😉 And let me tell you, it was delicious! (The picture isn’t the most appealing, you can’t do TOO much with bad light and plastic glasses)

Here’s the recipe:

Raspberry Peach Sangria

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

3 white peaches, sliced

2 cups of raspberries

1 bottle of rose

1 cup of white rum

4 cups of peach nectar

1 cup of champagne

Peach slices for garnish

Preparation:

In a large pitcher, combine the peaches, raspberries, rose, rum and peach nectar. Stir until mixed. Chill for at least 4 hours. Add the champagne, then serve with a peach slice on each glass!

We definitely did not wait 4 hours and I think the flavor would be more yummy if we would have waited. We were just a tad impatient 🙂

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Yes, synchronized swimming! 😉

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