07.04.2011 Marielle

Happy 4th of July!

I loooooooooooooove the 4th of July! We have so many fun things that we do as a family that have become traditions to us. My favorite 4th of July tradition is going to the Oakland A’s game (they ALWAYS lose but that’s not the point!) & then they open up the field for all the fans to go lay on the grass while watching a fun firework display. It’s a fun tradition that I always look forward to. This year we went together with our church & Sam managed to get 100 hot dogs & drinks from Costco for everyone to enjoy at the game. Let me tell you-100 hot dogs is a TON of hot dogs. It was definitely no small feat to transport the dogs & drinks to the stadium, but if there is anyone who can do something like that, it’s Sam.

I am grateful for our nation where we are able to be ourselves. I am grateful for a nation that lets us practice our religion without persecution. I am grateful for our freedom, our country & for the men and women who fight for those freedoms. I literally cry every single time I hear the song, “God Bless the USA” because I really am grateful to be an American. And I also cry because it’s one of the best power ballads EVER!!!! In fact, I’m listening to it right now & Sam said, “Don’t cry, Marielle.” Haha!

Here are some fun firework photographs I took while at the A’s game the other night. I got a few weird looks while I was moving my camera around in circles while taking the photos but I LOVE how long exposures turn out! Enjoy your 4th of July & remember to take a minute today to thank God for being part of this incredible nation.

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Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (3)

  1. Janelle E

    100 hot dogs?! Seriously? I’m curious how he transported them and if they were all eaten. How fun!! Love playing with shutter speed 🙂 Have a happy fourth!!

  2. Marielle, your talents never cease to amaze me, love, love these photos!! You did such an incredible job for both of my daughter’s weddings, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will be in our family forever, babies are next!!

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