Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July

We went to the lake again for the 4th. It's always such a special time because my mom's side of the family comes up from Houston. We don't get to see them nearly enough!!
Everyone got there Thursday night/ Friday morning and hung out and talked and did a lot of catching up.
Then it was time for fireworks as soon as the sun went down!
Bryson was really excited this year. He was perfectly fine watching from the sidelines again this year (which I am perfectly ok with)  as everyone was shooting the fireworks from the dock. It's just a matter of time until he joins in the fun :)


Have I told you how much Bryson LOVES his sisters and Ellie!? I mean, head over heals in love with all three!

The water was so low. It was so low that we couldn't keep the ski boat in the boat slip, so we had to anchor it a ways away from the dock in the middle of the water.
Bryson wanted to go out in the float so badly. It was his first time, so we wanted to make sure it wasn't going to scar him for life. My dad started out really slow. I asked B if he was having fun and he shrugged his shoulders and said "sure...we can just go back to the big boat I guess." I reminded him about the hand signals and he can tell Papa to speed up, and that's exactly what he did! He kept signaling to speed up. Over and over! Then to go in circles. We were catching air going over the waves and he was having the BEST time!! I was giggling watching him get so excited! Then, out of nowhere, the little dare devil stood up in the float! I have no idea how he even knew how to do that; he hadn't seen anyone do that before! I'm so glad he had such a fun time on the float. I have sooo many memories of being pulled in the float at my grandparents' lake house growing up. I'm so excited for him and the girls to be able to make the same memories :)

The kids love Chris and John :)
Baby fun!!


Breakfast time!
Bryson is a master egg-cracker ;)

 There's no place like the lake!!
 Jen and Brandon made some fantastic margaritas! First one in a year for me...yummm!

We missed my grandma, aunt, uncle, and cousin and his family this year and hope to see them really soon!!
Happy 4th of July!!


  1. It looks like you guys had a fun time with family! Bryson is such a little daredevil. I love his that he is so fearless;) Hope you had a fun and RELAXING time:)

  2. I always love this annual post - so nice that you have this family tradition, and that Bryson is growing up with so many kiddos and such a close-knit family!