the week in photos.

I hope you had the best independence day.

but more importantly, I hope you’re continuing the celebration into the weekend!

[J] & I are headed to my family reunion today. most people dread them, but I’m very much looking forward to it. and so is [J] ..he gets to golf all day.

but before we hit the road ..

the week in photos.

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

my parents got a pair of new bikes. so [J] & I begged agreed to take their hand-me-downs. we went for a short ride on wednesday to test them out.

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

you know the “I haven’t rode a bike since age 12, let’s see if I can still do this” ride? that was wednesday.

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

since our joy ride was so successful. we decided to step it up on independence day. we dressed up in our red, white, & blue. and off we went ..

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

ten miles later, we arrived at a parade. the kids were screaming for candy. but [J] & I were screaming for ..

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

the bottles of water a local grocery store was handing out at the parade. what a genius idea!

then we had to ride ten miles back home ..

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

we celebrated a successful return home with a glass of {grown-up pink lemonade}. and then I made a pitcher of it to take to the family reunion!

we must get on the road ..[thankful it’s only a two hour trip].

have the absolute best weekend.

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only in america.

I hope you’re celebrating america’s freedom today in all the necessary ways: grilled food, parades, outdoor activities, fireworks, and just enjoying this amazing country. wherever you may be.

4th of july // LLinaBC.com

4th of july // LLinaBC.com

do not forget to try this: {grown-up pink lemonade} cocktail. THREE ingredients. absolutely delicious. it’ll be a part of my celebratin’.

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side note.

last year, [J] & I were living in chicago during this holiday. and I wrote {this blog post}. [no judgments - I’ve come along way since then. especially in photo editing].

and the year before [2011], we were living in new york. and watching the fireworks over the hudson river.

4th of july // LLinaBC.com

wherever you are ..have the best independence day.

wear every piece of red, white, & blue clothing you own. [or just a swimming suit]. and enjoy yourself.

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[J] & I are laying low-ish today. but are heading out of town tomorrow!!

happy fourth of july!

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grown-up pink lemonade.

warning: if you like lemonade summer, you’re going to LOVE this cocktail recipe!

danger: it tastes like greatness pink lemonade.

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

orrrrr ..if you like to share are entertaining ..

grown-up pink lemonade // LLinaBC.com

trust me when I say ..this is a recipe you’re gonna want to try. [excuse my ‘gonna’].

it’d be a great complement to your 4th of july festivities.

happy tuesday all.

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