Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July at the Lake!!

What do you get when 17 family members get together at the lake house for three days with car loads of food, arms full of fishing poles, one 18month ball of energy, bags full of fireworks and lots of silly stories and jokes??

And, with that, A LOT of (family) PICTURES!!!

Every year for the 4th of July weekend, my Mom's side of the family comes up from Houston and we all spend the long weekend together at the lake. It's always so much fun hanging out together.

There was A LOT of fishing...and a lot of fish caught!!

A lot of Bryson wearing his life jacket
(He would put it on first thing in the morning and wouldn't let anyone take it off. We literally had to hold him down to take it off for nap time or to cool him off. He knew that with having the life jacket on, there was always a chance to go on the boat...which is now his absolute favorite thing in the world. He said that word no less than 500 (no joke) times a day!!)

A lot of playing washers

A lot of wakeboarding and boating

A lot of Fireworks (and poppers for B)
 The guys did fireworks for well over an hour, but I didn't really get any good pictures :(
(To say Bryson loved fireworks would be the understatement of the year. He LOVED them!! He kept yelling, "wow woooooow wooooow wooooow!!" with a look of pure amazement. The second they stopped, he popped up and adamently requested, "mo mo mo mo" until he saw them again. I really wish I captured his awestruck reaction on video.)

A lot of family time


We're already looking forward to next year!!

...if by some chance you actually made all the way through this crazy heavy picture post, you are a champ! :)


  1. Well I guess I am a super champ b/c I loved looking at all the fun pics of your 4th of July weekend:)I especially love the family picture:) It looks so amazing for saying ok 1 click:) Love it:) Yay for such a fun time with your fam and extended fam:)

  2. Great pictures! It looks like you guys had a great time too! I think this was our best fourth in a really long time! So glad you posted all the pictures .

  3. This is awesome! Love the family picture and the close-up on Bryson in his life jacket! SO precious!

    And can I just say that y'all are the most fit family ever? Geez!

  4. So fun!! You guys are so lucky to have such a fun place to get away with your family!!