Thursday, July 9, 2009

Celebration of Country, Family and Friends!

"Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people."
~ Ronald Reagan ~

Computer problems kept me from posting all the amazing things from our July 4th long weekend ... but better late than never, right?

We spent the afternoon at Bardwell Lake (near Ennis/Waxahachie) with family ... Kelly & Richie with their three kids, Richie's parents, his sister and her two kids (oh and the amazing Bailey-dog), Buddy & me, Shannon and her two and Shea & Kim (with their kid-to-be.) ;-)

The Schwartz families shared their pontoon and ski boat for an afternoon of tubing and skiing. There was a cabana for shade with baby Lukas and there were even a few quiet and tranquil moments on the beach in between dips. The weather couldn't have been finer for it and everyone had a blast.

After a day of fun and sun we made the short drive back to Kelly & Richie's house for goodies - lots of fresh fruit, veggies, cheeses and dips while dinner was on the grill ... fantastic shish-k-bobs, burgers and dogs, Laura's amazing carrot cake and cookies and I made my first flag cake... :-)
Then, of course .... FIREWORKS!!