Saturday, July 9, 2022

4th of July Part 1

Hi everyone!! I promised myself that I was going to post these earlier. I ended up spending last week trying to get things together to start the fall semester. I can’t even believe it’s almost here… We start in about five weeks. There was just a few things that I had to make sure I got done so I took the time to get those organized. This is it guys… My last semester! At least my last semester fingers crossed… Ha ha!

So wanted to share with you a little bit of my Fourth of July. I hope you all had an amazing holiday… I know I did! I pray that you all spent quality time with family and friends that you love.

We wanted to re-create a picture of these two little crazies. This is what I love about these kids so much… Every year they really embrace the red, white and blue and show so much spirit dressing up! And as you see they’re still wearing the same socks from five years ago! How cute are they??? My older niece, their sister, does not participate to the extent that they do… Lol.



as most of you know if you follow my blog, every year we do a pontoon parade at my parents lake. Everyone decorate their pontoons and different themes. We’ve done some really fun and awesome themes in the past. You can use the search bar on the right of my blog and search for pontoon parade. You’ll see we’ve done this for many years and we’ve come up with some pretty creative decoration ideas for the boat.

This year we decided to just go with good old red white and blue for the Fourth of July.  Here we are all on the boat ready to drive out to the bay where we were meeting until it got dark and we began the parade.





A closer shot of everyone huddled together…




This is my older sister she came for the pontoon fun! She also brought along her daughter my adorable niece Jessica and my very first great-niece Leighton who is 2 years old! They were in bed as this parade was not going to begin until at least 9:30 PM



we purchased this blowup and light up eagle as part of our Decour this year. I got these fantastic Christmas lights that are LED and you use your phone to make them any color you want! They came in super handy for the red white and blue color! I love that I can use my Christmas lights at multiple times of the year.



That’s my Dad driving and my adorable nieces and nephew behind him!



The morning after the pontoon parade there was a pancake breakfast benefit the ski club at the lake. We went down and had delicious pancakes and sausage and we didn’t even have to cook them ourselves.



Here is my sister and the two peeps that missed the boat parade last night. They were definitely game to come down for pancakes with us! What a bunch of cuties they are!



More of the crew after enjoying their pancakes!



As we ate our breakfast we got to watch the ski club practice their moves. They actually practice on land before they try to do it on their skis.



These are my two nieces Aly and Jessica with my great niece Leighton for her very first tube ride. She did not enjoyed in the beginning but once we got the boat moving, she really did have fun.



here is my other niece Kyleigh and my nephew Ryan having a little tubing fun!!!



These two and the dog appeared to be contemplating life…



A little paddleboard ride…



And a little tumbling fun on the mat…



This is everyone loaded on the boat getting ready for a slow pontoon ride. The dog was so excited to snuggle up next to Aly.



dog selfie anyone? You gotta love Gracie!! Such a cutie!!



The pontoon ride put this one to sleep too…



Gracie had so much fun playing on the mat with the kids…




These two took a little JetSki ride together… This is the first year the kids have really been able to drive it alone. They need to have an adult with them but they are allowed to drive it. Maybe next year they can take it alone? That’s all up to Poppy…




I know this was a really heavy photo post and I didn’t wanna forget any of the good pics so I’m gonna make a part one and part two.

I truly hope you all had a fantastic holiday and got to relax and enjoy yourselves as well.

Sending so many hugs to everyone!









16 comments:

  1. I am really glad that you and your family had such a good time.

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    1. Thank you so much! We always try to make the best of our time together!

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  2. It looks like a great day and a nice way to celebrate a special day on your calendar without excess.

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    1. Yes - it is always a fun time with my family Andrew! Hugs

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  3. That was an adventure! I enjoyed them all. Good luck on your graduation!

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    1. I am glad it was not overkill! LOL! Thanks for the well wishes - I can not wait to graduate!! YAY- Thanks Jenn!

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  4. Wow, you really know how to celebrate! I loved all these pictures.

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    1. I am glad the pictures were not too much - it was hard to decide what to leave out! LOL! I definitely love our families goofy traditions!

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  5. This looks amazing!!!! Fourth of July on the lake is the best!!

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    1. It really is a great weekend every year Billie Jo! Hugs

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    1. It is always fun when the famiiy is together! Same as yours I am sure Julie!

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  7. Y'all always have so much fun at the lake! Loved seeing your photos!

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    1. We really do Terri! I love my family and our goofy traditions!

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  8. Looks like a wonderful 4th. Very nice.

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    1. It really was wonderful Patrick! I love family time!

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