From the home office in Pottsboro, Texas, it’s the top 10 highlights of our July 4th weekend:
#10 — The food. Anyone that’s been to the lake with us knows that the D-family is serious about food. Steaks, barbeque chicken, burgers, spaghetti with meatballs, pancakes (every morning), homemade ice cream, homemade cheesecake, etc, etc.
#9 — The skiing. Depite it being the busiest weekend of the year, we had glassy-smooth water all to ourselves every evening in our “secret cove”. Karla even got up (and found new motivation to add squats to her workout routine).
#8 — The trailer. Since our lake cabin is small, my parents bought a travel trailer for extra sleeping accommodations until we can build a bigger house. The four of us stayed in it and it worked great.
#7 — The weather. Perfect all weekend except for one short but violent storm Saturday afternoon. 60+ mph winds did a number on our neighbor’s dock.
#6 — Abby riding the tube for the first time. Thanks to Aunt Karen for spending time getting her comfortable with being in the water.
#5 — The riding. I got in two hard rides. There are some amazing (and hilly) country rodes near the lake.
#4 — Time with family. It’s neat to watch the girls interact with their cousins, aunts, and grandparents.
#3 — Just chilling. Amid all the activities, I was able to spend an hour browsing a book store. Nice.
#2 — Megan’s Birthday. She’s 30-something but can still pass for 20-something.
#1 — Allie (finally) started walking! And running. Megan and I have been looking forward to this for a long time.