Wednesday, July 06, 2011

lazy 4th of July at the lake...

After all the deployment and then non-deployment craziness of last week....we are getting back to normal. And getting ready for a new normal. 

But this weekend we decided to go have fun and relax with Andy's family up at their lake house. We went to a concert on Saturday night, had a huge family meal at the lake on Sunday, went swimming, and had a great time. We visited a little bit on Monday, but then we headed home a little early to avoid 4th of July traffic. When we got home we didn't do much of anything else. I heard some fireworks nearby....but we didn't even go outside to see them. 

But we are glad that we are free to do that in America and thankful for all of the military who have and are sacrificing for our freedom (but I am thankful that my husband is not deployed overseas right now like he was supposed to be!).

We also celebrated our adorable nephew's first birthday.

He was born a few days before the Fourth of July, 
but it's fun to be able to celebrate his birthday with an Independence day get together!

check out more patriotic photos here:


and the first photo is my pick for:


  1. He looks pretty happy about that cake. Yum! And I'm glad your husband didn't end up deploying after all. Whew!

  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your nephew is adorable! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I will be praying for you. :)

  3. What a couple of cuties! Sounds like you had a great holiday weekend. :)