Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My fourth.

We (along with our faves!) made the 11 hour trek up to Arkansas as our first trip to see Caleb's parents over the extra long weekend. It was so awesome seeing them, they had so much fun planned for us!

Right when we got there, we ate a delicious lunch (Caleb's mom spoiled us!)...and then we piled in one big car that evening and drove to their towns 4th of July festival. Did I mention their town only has a population of like 1,500 or less?! Its insane.

Yes, Ashley...thats the necklace! ;)
Skydivers kicked off our night! Seriously, how beautiful?! For a small town...these folks sure put on a good time!


We ate too much greasy food...


Sang along with their local church's choir...and just had a blast.





Excuse me while I act really cool.

The next day, we had a great freaking time. I mean...who doesn't want to sit on a boat on the lake ALL DAY?! But first, we had a fun time exploring a lookout before we headed to the beach.




Camera bag from here. Slightly obsessed.



Oh and Erin and I pretty much tore UP that lake.





The guys took their turns flying off the top of the pontoon!


& yes Caleb and I pretty much did amazing too!



That evening, we grabbed some yummy dinner at a local Sports Bar...and fell asleep at home, we were all SO exhausted from the sun.

The next day, we ate some of the yummiest donuts ever, and then cleaned up to go to the dirtiest, but most awesome flea market ever!




See those gorgeous green cookie jars? I made them mine!



After driving around for another half hour, we found a local burger joint and it did not disappoint.


 After, his parents took us to a town called Smackover...yes, its real...and yes, they only have ONE traffic light.


& guess what was right across the street from that? The most amazing antique store ever!


We truly had the best time. It was such a blessing being able to see them and spend some quality time with them. Sunday, we made the 11 hr trek straight through...and I think we played every "car game" in the books. It was a blast!

What did you do to celebrate the 4th?

21 comments:

  1. We basically were the best tube master's ever!!! :) Had such a fun long weekend with you. I say next time we FLY to that antique shop and bring lotsss of money- I WANT EVERYTHING!!

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  2. I love Arkansas. MY family is from Little Rock... well, technically. You have to drive 45 minutes up a one lane mountain road to get to their house! I love how "disconnected" you can get in small towns like that! Glad you had a fun weekend!

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  3. Love that y'all had such a fun road trip together!! I'm jonesing for one.

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  4. I don't think weekends get much better than the one you had!! That picture of you and Caleb on the boat is awesome - you guys look like natural boat owners :)

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  5. I really really can't laugh any harder because this is so true to AR! I found some new flea markets two weeks ago in Northewest AR and can't wait till my mom visits so I can take her! Also- near my hometown there's a town called Booger Hallow. Population 11 counting 1 coon dog, and they have NO traffic lights :) BUT if you came up to NWA (Walmart world as we call it) it's very civilized but if you drive 20 minutes outside of town- you find what you experienced! Best of both worlds!

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  6. Your weekend looked like so much fun!! I'm jealous of your antique shopping!! Love the jars!!

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  7. looks like you had a blast!!! love the glasses :)

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  8. That sounds like SUCH a fun 4th. I love going to places like that and discovering new business and restaurants. Sounds like it was very worth the drive.

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  9. It looks like you guys had so much fun! But seriously there is nothing better than a day on the lake! And I see you rockin' those wedding bands! Cute :)

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  10. First off...you are ROCKING that necklace!!! Such a cute outfit with it! 11 hours?? Wow!! I bet you had fun, though, even though the drive was insanely long. Looks like a blast!! But duh...y'all always have fun. And ps...small town people know how to have the most fun! ;-)

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  11. Those tubing pictures are amazing!!! Love it.

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  12. I want to go visit your in-laws and pick up some cookie jars like those for myself! I'm glad y'all had fun and I love your synchronized tubing! Oh, yeah, and those glasses rock! ;)

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  13. I'm pretty sure we have the same camera bag!! Mine is black though, I ordered it last Friday so it should be here soon!!! :)

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  14. That funnel cake looks YUMMM (Carb addict/Sugar Addict talk). lol :) Fun to find you through DWA

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  15. You look gorgeous girl! And lovin' those sunglasses. So festive :)

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  16. What a great weekend! Small town livin' is the best!
    And I really might just have to check those camera bags out.

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  17. What an amazingly fun trip!!! I wanna road trip with you all. ;-)

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  18. My grandparents live in a tiny town in Arkansas, and it really is my favorite place to celebrate the fourth. Small towns are the best!

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  19. You look gorgeous, Kayla! Love the sunglasses and I love that y'all spend so much time together! It's great to see siblings that truly care for one another... just so much love! ;)

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  20. What a great time. Loved looking at all your photos and smiles.
    Cortne @ Coco in Magnolia

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  21. I love that necklace and those sunglasses! I have always wanted to tube like that! Glad you had a great time!!

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