3.8.12

The Fourth


One guess as to what these are.
Don't know? They're bicycles!
Isabella, my little sister.
"The Queen Salutes the Vineyard!
Good Luck Americans
(All is Forgiven! - The Queen)"

BOO! Did I scare you? 
I lost my camera charger, so I've been using my Holga to document my summer, but I ordered a new charger from Amazon and it should be here a few days from now.  Anyway, I finally got my film developed the other day and these are how my photos from the 4th of July came out.  Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I'm pretty happy with how they came out.
The 4th of July is a big day in our home.  It's not only America's independence day, but it's my little sisters birthday as well and we go ALL OUT for birthdays.  During the day we celebrated Isabella's 9th birthday, opened presents, stuffed ourselves with cake and watched the parade, then at night we found primo spots on the beach to watch the fireworks with family friends.  However, my all time favorite thing about the 4th of July isn't the birthday cake or candy thrown during the parade (shocking, I know).  My favorite thing includes cars and a tow truck.  The parade in Edgartown typically starts at 5 PM, so the parking spots on the parade route are closed two hours before then, but that doesn't stop the drivers from parking. At around 3 PM, the tow trucks come around and tow the cars out of the way.   It's a tradition for our family to watch every car on the road be towed. So as soon as the clock struck 3 on the 4th of July, Isabella and I sat out on the porch, kicked off our shoes, sipped our sprites and watched all the cars be towed (second to last photo). Now if that's not paradise, I don't know what is.
Other than that, my summer has been amazing.  In a week, summer will be over and high school will start up again.  It'll be my last first day of school in Singapore, and I'll be a senior.  I think I'm finally ready for this.

love,
Annika

86 comments:

  1. Love these holga pict. Ah I think need one. Your 4th of july seemed so fun xx

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  2. These pictures are so incredible. I'd love to experience the 4th of July. The pictures have that amazing authentic retro look, thanks for showing me this, I'm definitely buying one!

    x

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  3. Absolutely great Holga pictures!

    Would be lovely if you visit me too,
    Alex

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  4. Wonderful !
    Btw, there's a new post on our blog about GEMEY MAYBELLINE FIT ME event ;)
    Come and check it out and leave your impressions !

    Afaf & Marwa

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  5. wow, i loooove these photos, so serene. i just dragged like half of them on my desktop!!xxx


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  6. Thank you for sharing all that pics!!

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  7. This looked like lots of fun!! Happy b-day to your little sis, I have a little sis that same age. =)

    -V
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  8. Beautiful Photos!
    You're cute :)
    Kisses,,

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  9. Have a wonderful senior year, to a beautiful and creative young woman that your are!!

    Loving your blog,
    -Lauren
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  10. At the time I began to see this post, I was sayin to me "I HAVE TO GO TO AMERICA ON 4TH OF JULY!!!".
    All the pics are really sweet, but the sweetest thing I have seen in ur blog was your prom's dress! I really fall in love with the dress!

    xoxo, boho me

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  11. Great post, I love it!

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  12. wow!i totally love those pics!!!



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  13. looks like lots of fun!

    xx

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  14. great!

    Love,
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  15. lovely pictures lady! kisses from Greece! :)

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  16. i thought so. you were using Holga. love the shots though. very vintage. <3 i hope your charger arrives sooner.


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  17. OMG, such a really really long time since last time I came here!
    I love all the pics, they are all so energetic and lovely!
    I had the luck to spend 4th of July in the USA and was totally awesome!!!
    After catching up with all your past posts I must say your style has changed, it has become more chic and lady like and I totally love it!!
    I´ve just started using Tumblr too: lauraubeda.tumblr.com hope your like it!!

    Stay tuned with my posts, Im sure you´ll like them!
    Coming back soon.

    xxx
    Laura

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  18. gorgeous

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  19. Annika, I enjoy your blog so much. I am following. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and FOLLOW. Meantime, I will continue to browse through your blog. Thanks and God Bless!

    steven

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  20. Loving these pictures, really captures the spirit!

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  21. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely over my blog, it means a lot to me!
    Great pics dear!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great evening!
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  22. HOLGA BUDDIIEESSS. can't wait to see you boo x

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  23. oh wow, it looks like you had very good time :) lovely pictures! they are so unique. would you like to follow each other?
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  24. amazing post, such pretty pictures :)

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  25. I'm all for fashion blogs, but it is nice to read some that also include aspects of the blogger's life. Thanks for keeping it real.

    The Queen of Hearts

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  26. nice photos :) luv ur blog :)

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  27. Thanks for your comment, you have a great blog, i like your photos :D :D

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  28. very nice pictures :) thank you for the comment;)

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  29. Love the photos! Those bicycles are adorable! Thanks for commenting on my blog by the way, I love finding other teenage blogs :) Now following x

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  30. wow, beautiful photos!!
    definitely following you now
    hope we can follow each other

    xo
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  31. The pictures are awesome!


    -True

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  32. These pictures are amazing! Just stumbled across your blog and I seriously adore it. Lets follow each other? xx

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  33. It's my first time on your blog - love it. These photos are brilliant, I really love the quality of them and you have inspired me to dig out my film camera again, so thank you.

    xx

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  34. I'm absolutely obsessed with your pictures,babe!Wow!;)
    xx
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  35. this is superb...the atmosphere, the photos...You are incredibly talented on this field :D

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  36. loveeee these pics! so patriotic!


    xx,
    Izumi
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  37. thanks so much for visiting my blog. awesome fotos. looks like a great holiday was had. visit me again soon doll.

    xx
    Monroe
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  38. The pics look really cool :)

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  39. Love the pictures, great photography :)

    -Tammy
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  40. thank u so much <3 I tried to wear a casual look, so yeah aha
    following <3
    xx

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  41. so fun!!!
    xx




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  42. hii! lovely pictures, what kind of camera do you use? following you now on gfc :) please visit my blog and see if you want to follow me too, i think you'll like some of my outfits! :)

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  43. wow these photos look so vintage... like a memory of a happy summer:)

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  44. Amazing pics!!!!

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    xoxo

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  45. Gorgeous photos! I love the photogrphy and these photos are incredible!
    I'm following :)

    xoxo
    Brais

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  46. wow these photos are really beautiful, i love analogue cameras :)

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  47. these are crazy fun pictures!! i love that you are using a different camera, that first picture is trippy!

    -Jessica
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  48. Love the pictures, gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog, love yours!Following you dear!
    Kisses.

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  49. Ahh lovely pictures!
    Your blog is great :)

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    Love,Julia
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  50. Wow! Amzing photos!!!
    Great done! ;D
    xxx


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  51. the photos are so loevely! great!

    xxx

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  52. You are a brilliant photographer and have managed to capture the spirit of this event perfectly! I love your blog, check out mine?
    xxx
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  53. It looks like a really fun time! The little girls' outfits are darling.

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  54. Great photos! I really like it (:

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  55. I love that kind of photos !! Really nice and seems like you had a great time ^^
    Nice blog

    Bisous from France

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  56. Looks like quite a party! Amazing photos!

    Xo, Imke

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  57. These are SUCH cool photos, love that awesome vintage feel. Captures Americana celebration so perfectly.

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  58. Amazing pics! You did a great job!

    xx

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  59. Nice pics!!
    Love your blog!!!

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  60. Love the shoots!
    And also your blog! Following it...

    Hugs
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  62. OMG ! I love your photos !

    xo ,
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  63. ohhh myyy gosh, those bikes are AMAZING.
    I had to start following your blog because I love it! Your photos are beautiful :-)

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