I spent Fourth of July with Alex and his family in Chicago. We spent all day in the pool under the shining sun and eating hot dogs, as it should be. At some point during the afternoon, the kids brought out their buckets of chalk and I couldn’t resist all the colors. I ended up decorating the side walk outside of Alex’s aunt’s house for the better part of two hours. I snapped a photo of this butterfly before the sky grew dark and the fireworks went off. I hope everyone in the blog world had an equally colorful holiday!