My apologies for the break in blogging. I took a vacation from it for the weekend of the 4th! Even if I wanted to I wouldn't have had time to blog. We traveled approximately 600 miles this weekend in a span of three days and I am pooped. I'll go through the days one by one, this could take awhile...
Friday we loaded up the van with our tent, lawn chairs, swimming suits and every possible outdoor activity known to man and headed to Lake Shawnee for the Arnold 4th of July celebration. Each year my parents and their neighborhood friends rent out several spots at the lake, eat large quantities of food and camp 'til they drop.
All of the gals and kiddies enjoyed swimming at the lake Friday while the boys went golfing. That evening we all gathered around the picnic tables and dined on perfectly tender barbecue ribs. Just as night rolled in, we sat our lawn chairs out in a row and watched the spectacular fireworks show. After the fireworks ended and it was time for bed. Only problem was, not everyone in the vicinity considered 10.30 to be bedtime. It was pretty difficult falling asleep in a tent with M-80's going off every three minutes. Surprisingly the girls went right to sleep with no problem. Eventually Brad and I nodded off as well, only to wake up and immediately hit the road on our way to Iowa. We had a great time at Lake Shawnee and hope to do it again soon!
Here's some photos from the Topeka leg of our Midwest 4th of July Tour. Next up is Iowa!!!
Makayla was next, and Taylor enthusiastically volunteered to bury her sister.