4TH OF JULY AT THE LAKEHOUSE
We were so blessed to be able to host this year's 4th of July celebration at our lakehouse
Thank you Jesus for the water
My mom and dad were able to come with my sister, chris and our nieces. We had SUCH a great time together just hanging out together for the weekend!
We snapped this pic after Mass. We never take pictures with our entire family. Someone is always missing, but we saw this beautiful chance after Mass, realizing that we were all together AND even dressed up semi-nice, so we ceased the opportunity and asked someone outside of church to take a pic. Of course we weren't all looking at the camera and Isaac is hidden behind my big head.....but, so goes family portraits!
BY THE WAY......MASS WAS AWESOME
(well....Mass is ALWAYS awesome)
But at this Mass as the priest processed out, I hugged my dad as tight as I could as we sang "America the Beautiful". Dad knew every word, and sang it proudly. When I was little and my dad would hold me during Mass as we stood up to sing, I remember putting my head on his shoulder and hearing his voice through his chest (it always sounded really hollow to me) All in all, It is just a silly childhood memory......but the point is, is that I got to listen to him singing today at Mass, in just that same way.
I put my arms around him as tightly as I could and pressed my head against his chest and it made me smile SO BIG as tears rolled down my cheeks! I love how he sings at Mass and I loved being 5 years old again, during the 2 verses that we sang to end Mass. I wished that it could've lasted longer.
Mom and Dad giggling about my mom dancing to some music that a boat was playing loudly as it passed by our house, as they watched from the back deck
In love and married for 47 years....they are still super cute
Mom and Dad with all of their grandchildren What a beautiful legacy of love that God blessed us with
It was SUCH a great weekend full of boating, tubing, laughing, fireworks, good food, napping, and then laughing some more. We barely saw the kids as they ran around and played all day, only to stay up all night watching movies and eating snacks
(we found the mess in the kitchen the next morning)
DADDIES ARE SO FUNNY
Jeremy had all of the family laughing...including Isaac with his idea to suck of Isaac's hair into the dust buster! It was so funny and worked GREAT at getting the graham cracker crumbs out of Isaac's long hair
Boy....we had fun with this little one.....he always brings us so much joy by doing silly things and by reacting to the silly things that we do
OTHER INTERESTING HAPPENINGS DURING THE WEEKEND
THE MISSING LAUNDRY BASKET MYSTERY
Here is a picture that Jeremy so lovingly texted to me to prove that I was wrong when I stated that the laundry basket was NOT next to the washer. Husbands are so "great" about stuff like that....
Truth is.....I did NOT see that laundry basket by the washer the night before, when I went down to get the laundry out of the dryer.
This picture (that he texted to me) was actually taken the next day, late in the afternoon....so I am not surprised that the laundry basket had reappeared where it belonged by then....but as every good wife should say in response to this text from her husband...."Good Job Honey, you found it!"
THE GRANDPARENTS AND COUSINS LEFT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THE KIDS WERE SAD
NEW GAME INVENTION
Nicholas and Jeremy were fixing the Jet Ski, Isaac was napping and so Madison and Savannah decided to make up a new game out of some of Isaac's toys and his pack n play
We named it "Cone Ball" It started out of boredom but by the end, took on a life of it's own, with official rules and other silly guidelines
NOT SURE WHO WON
DINNER ON THE LAKE
We went out to dinner that evening with our sweet neighbors and Isaac tried fried pickles
He is truly a native Texan
Here are a few other cute pics of Isaac at dinner
What a blessed weekend our Lord gave our family. These are such precious times to me, as we see our time together lessoning as we are all growing older.
Thank you, Lord Jesus for the wonderful memories that were made this weekend and the love that continues to flow throughout my family. We are so grateful to have each other to laugh with, lean on, and love. Thank you for giving us the grace to truly focus on the time that we have and to not take even one minute for granted. You are so amazing how You choose to love us so much
Love kerry ann