Hey all!  As many of you know, I recently returned from a week long vacation trip from Santa Barbara with my boyfriend and his family for 4th of July.  Every year a few days before the actual Independence Day celebration, they head up north to relax on the beach, visit with old friends, and watch a phenomenal 45 minute long fireworks show at the pier (along with thousands of other fireworks connoisseurs).  This year, I was lucky enough to go with them on their vacation, and I am (to say the least) enormously grateful for all the kindness they showed me throughout the week.

Today I’m going to share with you all photos from the 4th, which consisted of exploring the Santa Barbara pier while we had a few hours to kill before the fireworks show started.  Matt (my boyfriend), Lindsay (his sister), and I found chocolate truffles in a little candy shop tucked away at the end of the pier, giant ice cream in waffle cones, a pirate with a baby cannon, and at the end of it all we were rewarded with fireworks.

With this trip, because there are so many photos I want to share, I’m going to break it down into 3 separate posts : 4th of July (today), The Beach House, and The Last Day in Ojai.

Anyway, I’m done talking now, ENJOY THE PHOTOS!