Your Summer Memories | One Fourth of July Weekend by Valerie

Your Summer Memories | One Fourth of July Weekend by Valerie

Hello everyone! This is Part Five of the summer memories series. ❀ Welcome back πŸ™‚

Today, I get to share with you guys a sweet story that my mom (Valerie from Living Lighter in Atlanta) sent me of one particular Fourth of July weekend that she spent at her grandparents’ house in Michigan! I loved getting to read this – you’ve told me a lot of your favorite memories from back in Michigan, but I don’t remember ever hearing this one. πŸ™‚ I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!


One Fourth of July Weekend

I absolutely love summer memories and I am really blessed to have a huge amount of super fun, positive ones from my childhood. Road trips, airplane rides, swimming pools, thunderstorms and camp are just a few… ahhh, I just love summer!

So, for some reason when I heard about Maggie’s summer memories collaboration post, I recalled something really simple. Here’s the memory I’d like to share..

When I was growing up, my dad’s parents lived about an hour from us on a farm in Michigan. We visited pretty often and one summer in particular I remember staying for the fourth of July weekend.

We cooked hot dogs over the fire in their yard and went to see fireworks.

It’s been over twenty years yet I can still see the house, feel the breeze, smell the food, hear the laughter. I don’t know why (perhaps I just really miss my dad and my grandma and grandpa), but this memory is so special to me. ^_^

Thanks for encouraging us to recall summer memories, Maggie!


And thank you for sharing yours with us! ❀ I loved getting to read it, and find pictures to go along with it πŸ™‚ I hope all of you are having a great summer! And if it’s not summer where you live, then I hope the season you’re currently experiencing is enjoyable. x

How about you?

What are YOUR favorite summer memories?
Let us know in the comments below!

— Maggie

15 thoughts on “Your Summer Memories | One Fourth of July Weekend by Valerie

  1. It’s the simple things that always stand out in our memories. It’s like God’s way of telling us that these simple things are going to be the ones that matter. This was so nice, and now I want a hot dog πŸ™‚ but not a nuked or boiled one, I want one over the fire πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes ❀ It's the simplest things in life that matter most in the end. πŸ™‚ I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes that sounds like a great idea! Fortunately, my mom's making something delicious for dinner tonight, so I'm not too disappointed that we're not having hot dogs haha

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