This is the view of the lake I grew up on from above our boat house!
To end the 4th, my mom and dad, sister and a few of our friends would hop up into our boat to head out to the middle of the lake. This is where you lay out your blanket, anchor your boat, and watch the fireworks explode above you. My mom used to hoot, holler and squeal with her “Ooo’s and Aahh’s. We always giggled about it, but she did it every year!! The show would go on for hours. I remember the way the warm summer air felt and the clean, fresh-water smell of that lake still to this day, well over a decade later.
I’m a little bit older now, and my traditions have changed. I will spend this year at a fun backyard pool-party before we make our way to the golf course for the firework show. I just love watching those colors explode above me! I can’t wait for big juicy burgers, and that coconut-banana sunblock smell that swims through the air every summer! What a treat that is. I also love jumping in the pool to beat that Cali heat!
What are you guys doing for the Fourth? What are some of your favorite memories from this special holiday? Be sure to shop our HUGE sale this weekend and post those fabulous pictures rocking your SWAK style!