4th of July weekend!

We went to our hometown this past weekend to spend time with our families for the 4th of July weekend! I love that both of our families are in the same town so that we can see both when we go home. My parents have a boat on Degray Lake so I spent most of my time out there! Saturday, Mom and I were joined by my best friend, Stefan and her sweet 7 week old, Halle Kate! Halle was perfect on the boat and slept almost the whole time!

I think the boat must have lulled her to sleep!

So precious!

She has grown so much but she is still so small! I just love her so much!

Then on Sunday, mom and I made a bunch of dips and packed up and headed back to the boat. My dad grilled burgers and Matt, his brother and mom joined us for dinner, a sunset boat ride and the firework display! It was so much fun to be with our families. We missed my brother and SIL though! My grandmother used to say that "she liked for all the bodies to be together." I think I am the same way! I love when all my family members are together in the same place!

Parents party hut! We got this when I was in college and have absolutely loved it compared to our past ski boat! So much room and so relaxing!

Dad grilling and Kota relaxing after the long day at the lake!

Texas caviar, corn dip and homemade salsa! All were so good!!

Loved our 4th of July spread!

The dogs were hot so mom made them get in the water! Romeo looked like he was surfing! :)

Both dogs are trained to get on a raft! They love the lake just about as much as we do!

I thought this was hilarious! Dad was trying to keep him from getting mud in our boat so he wiped him off and then picked up this big dog to put him in the boat! Kota was mortified! HA!

Beautiful sunset after dinner!

Matt took these pictures! I love them! No houses on this lake so it is really so clean and beautiful!

My sweet boys waiting on the fireworks!

I am so thankful for a great weekend with nice weather! Looking forward to going back in a couple of weeks!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!


Lauren Kelly said...

What a wonderful July 4th!!! :) Great pictures and I’m the same way, I think my favorite thing about the July 4th weekend was having all the family together in the same place!!!!

Kimberly said...

I love how all the dogs in your family are just that......part of the family and do everything you guys do!!! :>))

The Riedel Family - Confessions of a Marine Wife said...

Oh, I love texas caviar! My sister makes it and it is my favorite. Cute pictures of Halle Kate and the furbabies!

Ann said...

What is Texas caviar?!?!? Looks like you had an amazing weekend with family!!! I love those!! What great pictures - love the boys waiting for fireworks the best!

Kathryn said...

Hi Julee - I come to you via Kelly's Korner and wanted to say hello. It looks like we have some things in common (infertility, crazy love of our dogs, the lake, making dips, etc.) and I am happy I found you!

Look forward to getting to "know" you!

Alex and Jill said...

Those dips look so yummy! I love all of the pictures...looks like a wonderful way to celebrate!