Monday, July 14, 2014

Me oh my, it's the Fouth of July!

The Fourth of July has got to be one of my favorite holidays. I mean, traditional holidays are wonderful {don't take this the wrong way}, but how great is it to celebrate a holiday outside in the sun, around a campfire and watching fireworks? Nobody is worrying about getting each other gifts, slippery road conditions or who's bringing the stuffing. Fourth of July is purely about spending time together and being outside. We spent the fourth weekend up on Green Lake at my family's cabin in Spicer and had a complete blast. All of my family was there, with the addition our friends Mark and Molly. We did so many fun things and the weather held up for the most part! My work gave us Thursday {July 3rd} off, so I headed up to the lake Thursday morning! Adam caught a ride with a fellow dental student who's family lives on our same lake. Everyone else trickled in late Thursday night and we all got three full days together. We've had the same neighbors {older folks} on either side of our cabin for as long as I can remember. Both cabins sold to new owners this past winter and it's such a change of pace! One of our new neighbors' two young daughters were obsessed with our niece, Emeri, and followed her around all weekend {the obsession was mutual}. It was like she was their living doll. They were so kind and gentle with her, it was heartwarming to see. The weekend itself went way too fast. Why does that always happen when you're having so much fun? I wish we could slow down the clock when we're up at the cabin. We went on moped rides, walked around the craft fair, watched fire works in our front lawn, went kayaking to the Spicer castle, went to a Little Crow ski show {fun fact: my mom was on the ski team when she was younger}, played at the park with our nieces, went for boat rides, roasted marshmallows and grilled! I'd chalk that up to one successful holiday weekend. The water was so high this year! We've gotten record rainfall and it is so obvious by looking at the lake. We've raised the dock and yet the waves still come over top when the wind picks up! Another of Adam's classmates is from Spicer and his family owns the local winery {Glacial Ridge Winery}. We were able to stop by quick on Sunday for a quick tour. Very fun to see. We officially ended our weekend on the pontoon with my parents and brother, as everyone else had headed home; it was our first tubing ride of the year! So fun. I love my cabin and cherish our time there so much. Here are a bunch of pictures from our great weekend. Cheers!

Molly looking festive!

Britt and Emeri

Emeri and her best friend, Grandma

Adam and Dad 

Emeri and her bodyguards {Lily and Hannah}

Molly and I at the ski show

Dad paddle boarding

Glacial Ridge Winery 

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