Thursday, July 16, 2020

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend!

It was super hot in Pittsburgh over the 4th of July weekend. We made it to the mid 90's!!! I love hot weather so I was a super happy camper!

As I do on almost every weekend in summer; I spent the 4th of July with my family at my parents house on Lake Mohawk.

Here are a few from the past years...

2015 - Luau
The kids painted my nails for we are styling....

Every year at Lake Mohawk there is a decorated boat parade. We choose a theme every year and this year we went patriotic with the other boats. Here is the pontoon decorated and ready to go. You can not tell here but the balloons had lights in them.

Here is a side view...

My Mom and sister...

My Dad, Ryan, Kyleigh, Aly and Steve (my brother in law)

Madelyn and Myself

As we drove around the lake there were so many fireworks...the public display was cancelled but people in their homes surely came through with a lot of noise!

So many boats participated this year! It us usually under 1 but this year we had 20 easily!

Spent the entire next day floating - literally!!! It was 95 degrees that weekend!!! This is where you will find me in the lake! HA!

Brody too!! The kids just swim all day if they are not skiing or tubing.

Here I am on the flamingo float!

Floating away....

My Aunt Marti came up for a picnic with everyone. It was great to see her too!! That is her on the far left!

Here is my brother in law Steve. Every year he debuts a new patriotic outfit. This was a winner!! HA! It is from Walmart and he said it had long pants but he cut them off into shorts! HA HA!

Here is the whole family at the campfire.  The kids were super excited because we were making hobo pies on the fire for dessert.

Do you know what a hobo pie is? It is two pieces of buttered white bread with pie filling in the middle. My family always uses cherry but you can use any pie filling you want. You put that in a pie iron and roast it on the fire. SOOOO YUMMY!!

We also always have sparklers at the campfire for the kids on 4th of July weekend.  Here is Kyleigh!!

And Aly
And Brody...
And Aly and Madelyn

Here is my sister and her hubby...

Another Aly....

And last but not least; this was set to me from my friend in San Diego. This is her daughter Charlotte Magdelana (Nena) and their dog Duke. Sooooo Cute, right?!?!?!

Happy 4th of July from my family to yours!!!

HUGS TO EVERYONE and thank you for stopping by!!!

How was your holiday weekend? Have you ever eaten a hobo pie or smores? Do you like them? Do you ever cook on a campfire? How are you feeling today?


  1. LOL - those overalls are THE BEST!!!!! I want a pair of those.
    All the nails are fantastic too.
    I miss the boat/water life - especially in this heat

    1. It has been wonderful Rebecca Jo! Just floating the weekends away has been amazing. The week sure seems long though! HA!

  2. It sounded and looked like you had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Haven't cooked over a campfire since my girl scout days. The Hobo pie sounded good; not a fan of s'mores. Your BIL's outfit is very cool. Doing okay here, but not enjoying the heat or the humidity!

    1. So hot everywhere Robin - it's crazy! It is definitely nice to just float and stay cool over the weekends. I was a girl scout too! Yay! Have a great day!

  3. We call 'em mountain pies and we eat them with pie filling, but everyone's favorite is pizza! I also like them with peanut butter, chocolate chips and marshmallow.

    1. The PB and chocolate and marshmallow sounds amazing! I will be trying that next time! YUM! Have a great day Stacy!! HUGS

  4. It looks like a super wonderful time.

    1. Thanks Patrick! I definitely live to spend time with my family! Have a fantastic week!

  5. Perfect way to spend the holiday!
    Your first pic of the BIL in his outfit - I thought he was wearing an apron with possibly nothing underneath!

    1. It was a little scary Abby! Each year he tries to outdo himself! Gets a little scarier each year- LOL! He keeps us laughing though! Have a great week Abby!


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