yes, i'm aware that it's almost the end of july and that i'm posting our fourth of july recap, but it's finally on here nonetheless. it's a pretty photo-heavy post, and the video is a pretty decent length, so grab a drink and a snack - you're gonna need some rations for this one. 

every year, my entire extended family spends the fourth at the lake. the weekend started off with a bang - aka the yearly parade where people decorate golf carts and scooters and bicycles and floats and drive around the campgrounds. i was the DD of the golf cart this year ;) as you can tell, we go all out.

when we weren't busy turning golf carts into rolling USA ads, we spent the rest of the time on the lake. we tubed, paddleboarded, tanned, swam, floated, skied, etc.

this has to be one of my favorite pictures, ever. those are her legs, people! ^^^

you've got a little somethin' there, dude.

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we had the most beautiful sunset one night. the colors were seriously unreal!

the day of the fourth, we had a big family picnic (see last year's here) as a late lunch. it's so special to have everyone together, from an upwards of 90 years old to one year!

this is my "who wants dessert?" face. seriously the best cakes ever. thanks linda!

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we closed out the weekend with campfires, a firework show and some sparklers. happy birthday america! until next year, ya old buddy.