Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Five - 4th of July

This week has seemed to take forever.  But now,  it's Friday and that means it's time for the Friday Five 2.0 link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness.  I'm especially excited for this weekend because we're taking a long weekend for the 4th of July.  We had initially planned to take a trip to Philadelphia but we spent a lot of money on Perry when he was sick so we changed it up to have a "staycation."  I think this might end up being even better then a trip since it should be nice and relaxing staying in the area but still taking Monday and Wednesday off from work next week.  So here are 5 things that I'm really looking forward to this weekend.

1.  Silent disco - we did this last year and had a great time.  So we're getting a group together and doing it again tonight.  Like I said last year, it was the perfect dance party for those of us that might be too old for nightclubs.  It's early, and the music is over headphones so you can control the volume or change the channel to another DJ if you don't like the music.  Added bonus, it's on a beautiful rooftop with a great visa of the sunset over the city.

2.  Pool party with friends - A friend of ours is having a big house party on Sunday complete with a pool, pot luck food and fun drinks.  A lot of my friends are great cooks so I'm really looking forward to that, as well as the time hanging out in the pool on a hot day.

3.  Spruced up patio - We haven't been taking care of our patio the way we should have been but that's being taken care of today!  It's getting fixed up and pressure washed and it will be so much nicer to hang out there once that's finished.

Though Perry still likes to roll around on the patio no matter how dirty

4.  Exploring the city - we have a couple unplanned days to just decide what we feel like doing based on the day and the weather.  We're thinking of maybe the zoo or the Smithsonian folk life festival.  Or both depending on how ambitious we feel!
Baby panda photo from the last time we were at the zoo

5.  Chill 4th of July - We're planning on a relaxing 4th of July and having some close friends over to relax on our spruced up porch and grill.  We're keeping it simple with burgers (veggie and meat), salad, and ice cream.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July holiday!