Monday, July 7, 2014

Baby You're a Firework

       It is always so hard to come back to work after a long weekend at the beach.  This post is picture heavy...get excited!

    On Wednesday DFH and I and some of our friends headed to Long Beach Island to celebrate ALV's birthday and hang with my parents for the 4th of July weekend.

   There were five of us who came in from Pittsburgh and we brought a ton of stuff so we rented a mini van which was so fun for our road trip.  A minivan may be my next car I loved all of the space.

   We arrived on Long Beach Island super late on Wednesday and then woke up Thursday and packed the car back up to celebrate ALV's birthday in Atlantic City for the night. 

    A group fireball shot was necessary at 11:00 am to start the 30th birthday fun. 

   The weather was gorgeous on Thursday so once we arrived in Atlantic City we headed straight to the boardwalk to Bungalow, the beach bar to enjoy a few cocktails on the beach. 

JLP and I

   On Thursday night we all got dolled up before feasting on tacos and margaritas at Casa Taco for dinner.  ALV even got three cakes for her 30th birthday celebration.  Cheers to 30!

After dinner we headed to Boogie Nights for their 90's night dance party.

Paparazzi, no more pictures please. 

A bunch of ALV's friends from college met us in Atlantic City for the night, it was such a fun group!

   We woke up to a monsoon on the 4th of July, but it was perfect weather for recovering after a big night and traveling back to LBI. Luckily by dinner time it cleared up so we were able to enjoy drinks  outside on the deck with my parents and end the night watching fireworks on the bay and playing with sparklers. 

Matching in our 4th of July anchors 

ALV and BS 

ALV, LES, and I 

With the Hubs 

Family Sparkler Picture

One last Birthday celebration for ALV 

  On Friday night we went to Plantation a local bar/restaurant for live music and a beer. I had to try the FU Sandy beer made by Flying Fish as 100% of the proceeds go to benefit victims of Sandy.

Saturday was another gorgeous day. We spent it in the lagoon paddle boarding, kayaking, playing cornhole before spending the afternoon at beach. 

We came home and enjoyed some apps and beers on the boat followed by an incredible lobster dinner. 

Until next time LBI. 


  1. I'm headed to the beach on Saturday for a family vacation and your pictures just made me so excited to go. Theres nothing better than being by the ocean.

  2. Great weekend with amazing people <3

  3. Looks like the perfect way to spend a long weekend! Fireball at 11am? Ouch!! Love your striped skirt and the green necklace!!

  4. I think I need to feature the photo of the four of you in your 4th of July anchors! Let me know if it's ok to share on my blog!