It's hard for me to believe we're already almost through another week! Hopefully y'all have had enough time to recover from all the Fourth of July festivities! I think I'm just about back into normal work mode. My Fourth of July holiday was extra fabulous this year, but it wouldn't be my life without a few surprises thrown in!
Here's a look into what I was up to!
On Thursday morning, the day of the 4th, Katy and I had plans to grab brunch at a fun place in Boone around 11. This changed a bit when at 9AM, my carbon monoxide alarm started sounding. To tell you the truth, I didn't even know I had a carbon monoxide alarm until this happened. After going off continuously for an hour with no avail, I had no other option but to call the Boone Fire Department.
Thank goodness I had Katy there to help me through such a stressful situation! The fire department decided it was just a low battery in the detector (thank goodness) and left. An hour later, the alarm started sounding again and I had to call 911 for the second time! I have never been so embarrassed, than when the 911 operator already knew the address to my non-emergency detector issue. In the end, they got that alarm fixed, and it was just some bad wiring, but you can never be too careful!
That afternoon, Katy and I finally made it to Melanie's to have a late lunch since our brunch had been delayed. I had only been to Melanie's once, and Katy had never been, so it was a relatively new experience for both of us! They did not disappoint!
Though the July 4th weather in Boone was less than desirable, we still put on our red, white and blue to wear all that day! I didn't buy that cute outfit for nothing!
We only had to wait a little while and were able to have a really great lunch!
Katy with her grilled chicken panini!
My Apple-lachian sandwich and Melanie's famous home fries! Very different, but so good!
That evening I was supposed to go to a Fourth of July celebration outside, but the rain completely changed my plans. I instead went to a cookout at my friend Marcia's house, where we enjoyed a fruit pizza (that Katy and I put together), a wonderful dinner, smores and fireworks!
Katy cutting fruit for the pizza!
Having way too much fun with sparklers!
Though I hated that our original plans got cancelled, it was so nice to spend the 4th with people that I love, since I didn't have the opportunity to be with my own family.
Friday, the office was open, so I had to be back at work bright and early, but we had a wonderful Fourth of July lunch that made it all worth while. On Saturday morning, I had a wedding that I was helping to direct in Valle Crucis. I arrived at the venue around 9AM and left exhausted a little after 4 that afternoon.
We worked all day until the ceremony at 1, and it turned out beautifully! It's still hard to believe I've been working weddings for over a year now! I love them so much!
That evening was The Band Perry concert in the stadium at Appalachian, something I'd been looking forward to all week long! I picked up my friend Danielle and we met up with Marcia and her family just in time for the concert!
The rain held off just long enough for us to take pictures in our Fourth of July outfits before the bottom fell out!
When I say fell out, I mean a monsoon, complete with thunder and lightening! We even had to move to the concourse of the stadium for about 45 minutes, along with thousands of other concert goers. Finally when the storm was over, we were able to return to our seats and the concert went on!
Here I am in my poncho post monsoon...still happy as a clam!
The Band Perry put on quite a show, and I would definitely go see them again! It was an awesome concert and an awesome weekend, maybe even my best July 4th yet!
Just in case you missed my July Fourth outfit post, you can see that here!
Was your Fourth just as fabulous?!
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As always, Have a Sweet Day!