My weekend started with a trip to the Martin's lake house. Mel and I left after she got off of work on Friday. Once we got to the lake we were l a z y! We didn't even make it down to the water! [oops!] We spent the evening attempting crosswords, watching Fried Green Tomatoes,
Commence "lake-hopping." I left Mel on Sunday and headed to Lake Greenwood to spend the next day or two with Melissa, Travis, & Mama & Daddy Gault. Again, we enjoyed lazing about in the water, tanning til our hearts [and skin] were satisfied, and eating way too much. [Should I be worried about this habit that's forming?!] That night we took another evening boat ride & enjoyed more fireworks over the water.
I sat on the boat, both nights wanting to bottle the memories. I thought of how thankful I am for my freedom, that I take for granted daily. I thought of how thankful I am for the time with family, friends, and friends that are family. I am one blessed girl.
We slept late Monday, had an enormous breakfast of eggs, bacon, blueberry pancakes [with fresh blueberries from Gentry Farms] and coffee. Yum. We lounged and lazed about until mid afternoon when we packed up so Melissa & Travis could get home to laundry [yuck!] and I could head to Honey's for on more night of celebrating! Haley, Carson, & Kendall were already there when I got there - swimming. Honey had burgers ready for the grill, chips on the bar, and ice cream in the churn. Over the next couple of hours the rest of my family trickled in...ready to swim and eat! Somehow these were the first burgers & chips I'd had all weekend - a 4th staple around here. We had a Red, White, & Blue cake that my dad made & homemade strawberry ice cream. It doesn't get any better than that! Except for how excited everyone was about the fireworks show. Over the years the "firework duty" has gotten passed down from my dad & uncles to my brother & cousins. It's a show in itself watching Carson & Logan light these things! I had a blast this weekend, the only thing missing was Mike!
blue velvet cake
it was disgusting! ):
Me, Mel, & Mills
Papa, Mimi & the pups
watchin' the show
boys will be boys...
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