4th of July

Earlier this week I was thinking about where we were one year ago, two years ago, three years ago on 4th of July… I got all the way back to ten years but it got more and more vague as each year passed. I really wish I would have kept a journal or a blog regularly growing up. My mom always told me I would regret not writing, but I always hated hand writing my thoughts. Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

One year ago, I spent the 4th in Fort Thomas where I grew up and then 4th of July weekend, we were in DC surprising T.J.



Two years ago, I was pregnant, we celebrated 4th of July up at T.J.’s parents in the afternoon and then watched the fireworks with friends in Provo.


Three years ago, we were newlyweds and went camping on 4th of July weekend.


Four years ago, T.J. and I were dating and he was visiting me in Kentucky for the 4th. That trip didn’t turn out exactly how we had planned… and T.J. will never let me forget it. But that’s a blog post for another day.


Five years ago, my family and I celebrated the 4th of July at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. Look how little Claire was!


Six  years ago, I had just graduated High School and my parents and I were in DC visiting my sister Mary Beth before she was to have her baby a month a later. It was really special to visit the monuments during the 4th of July.

Seven years ago… gosh, this is hard. I had just finished up my Junior year of school. I think I was just at home and took a shift at Snowie?

I think it was eight years ago when my friend Katie Chichoni was in our ward for the summer and we went to the parade together with Blair?

Nine years ago, who knows. I had finished up Freshman year so I was probably at the parade with Kelly and Blair. But I can’t remember! See, I told you… it gets more and more vague. Also, because my hard drive crashed a couple years ago, I don’t have photos from high school anymore (except for on some CDs, and I don’t feel like digging through those).

Ten years ago, my parents and I went to San Francisco for the 4th of July. It was one of those last minute trips on Travelocity so it was really cheap and really spontaneous. I think it was the first time I went on a trip with my parents without the other siblings so it was awesome. Also, this hilarious and awful story happened.


Ten years of 4th of July! This year, we will be celebrating at Chincoteague Island! Can’t wait to watch fireworks on the beach!

1 reply
  1. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    9 yrs ago in July we were going thru Penny’s house getting ready for the sale. I remember Blair and her mom and you, mom, and I down there packing one day together, then all of us going to one of dad’s NKSO concerts. I know this doesn’t help with the 4th of July, but it may help you remember more.

    Love you and miss you – aps


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