Saturday, July 12, 2014

4th of July Recap 2014 - Detroit, Michigan

As I've mentioned in a few of my latest posts, my little family and I spend the 4th of July holiday in Detroit, Michigan. Big R was born and raised in the city of Detroit, and every summer we look forward to our annual trip back to spend some time with his family. This post is going to be very picture heavy! I hope you're ready!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014| First Day in the D'!
Little R getting loved on by his grandma.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014| A night of baseball!! 
Thursday night we headed out for some Detroit Tigers baseball. Comerica Park is absolutely beautiful! We had a great time at the game! I thought it was so cool that the Detroit Lions Ford Field is directly beside Comerica Park!

Friday, July 4th, 2014| Fourth of July Picnic
It has become tradition over the past couple of years for Big R to smoke ribs and chicken with his stepdad on the 4th. His stepdad actually taught Big R how to smoke meat on the grill about 3 years ago I think, so I think it's so cute that they do it together now! While they barbecued, I kicked back with Big R's mom and aunt, and Little R climbed a tree, threw a frisbee around and such with his cousin. After all the meat was cooked up we headed to another one of Big R's aunt's house for a family cookout/picnic. A fun time full of great food, drinks, laughter, kids playing and lighting fireworks!

Big R with his Auntie and cousins.
My soon to be sister in law, Big R's mom, and Big R's little cousin photobombing us in the back! LoL.

Saturday, July 5th, 2014| Rest Day and Night on the Town
Saturday during the day I was wore out. We all slept in, and Big R ended up taking Little R and one of his cousin's to an indoor water park...I had to sit that trip out. Later that night though, Big R and I did get out for a little while. We made our way to downtown Detroit and did some late night sight-seeing. Then we made our way over to the Motor City casino for a little bit. Big R even tried his luck at a couple hands at the Black Jack table...he won some money and then lost it all. #fail! It was fun though. LoL. 

Sunday, July 6th, 2014| Relaxing Time with Family
Sunday was really chill. We relaxed for most of the day. Big R went out for a while to catch up with one of his old little league football coaches. He was so excited to reconnect with his old coach. LoL. He loves football and the relationships he has built as a result of it! Anyway, we snapped a couple of pictures together before we headed out for dinner. We ended the night out hanging with Big R's older brother and sister in law. 

Monday, July 7th, 2014|  Back Home to NC
Monday morning we hit the road to head back home to NC, equipped with our third Tim Horton's Caramel Latte Supreme of the week. Y'all know I had to have my coffee! : )

And that's it!! I'm still trying to get back in the swing of things at home. I'm so happy it is the weekend! I'm getting in some much needed rest! 

Oh! If you'd like take a look at what we were up to on our trip last year check it out here!

Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia