Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4TH OF JULY & MOVING ON

We had a great 4th of July holiday. The Husband and I left for the lake on Thursday night and relaxed before company began arriving on Saturday morning. It was a blur of eating, playing, boating and tubing. We had rides on the paddle boat and wave runners and a little floating on the chair rafts. Bon fires and fireworks. The kids played on the beach and with each other. So I'm just going to zip through these pictures to give you a glimpse and then move on. Above is my niece Grace playing on our beach.
More game playing...
Abby shooting a few hoops...
Emily cooling off...
Abby cooling off.
Karen catching up on some summer reading...
And surprise...a holiday cake that became a birthday cake for this guy...
The Husband, who doesn't seem to have a care in the world!


It was a great holiday and we were exhausted when we got home last night. I have done pretty much nothing today except clean and take a shower. Having fun can be very tiring. I hope everyone had a great holiday and that they are enjoying summer now that it is in full swing. We have a couple of small trips to make but other than that, I am going to catch up on my beach reads, soak up the sun and enjoy the warm summer breezes. I'm also joining Susan today at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Catch up with all the girls who are playing along and pay them a visit! And thanks for coming by! :-)

60 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Glad you had such a good time. That cake is making me hungry:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Sailing Simply said...

Looks like a perfect holiday! I certainly understand about being tired. I am still trying to recover from so much going on this weekend too! Beautiful looking yard!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl how fun this all looked...I should bring my water plane in and joined you...Glad you had a GREAT 4th my dear friend...Hugs and smiles to you Jane, Gl♥ria

Janie's World said...

Love it, as American as apple pie.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janie,
Happy Birthday to hubby. Looks like lots of family and fun for you! I have been working so hard at the Cape house, but it has been fun, too! We need to see some pics of you, my dear, having fun at the lake :)
xo
Robin

linda said...

My dream would be to one day own a lake house! Just think of all the memories you are making for your family and friends! Fun, fun, fun!

You are so right though, having fun is exhausting! We just got back from our vacation Friday and I have had absolutely no energy since we got back. I forced myself to get up and out early today and now I'm pooped! It's also really hot here and the heat sure can take it's toll.

Get some rest and have a great week!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
What a neat place to spend the 4th!
It looks like you all had a wonderful time and Al does look very relaxed!
I really enjoyed the pics!
Hugs,
Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

This looks and sounds like a wonderful weekend! Happy Birthday to hubby, that cake looks delicious - and it's so cute! We just got back from Rockport and I'm a wreck - can't find the energy to do anything. I really wish someone would drop a whole wad of cash in my lap, because I have NO desire to go back to work tomorrow. Zip, nada, bupkis :) Kat

Pamela said...

Looks like a great time !! Love your place!
Pamela xo

hummer said...

Your post is what memories are made of. Happy to your hubby and congratulations on the awesome cake.

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

Happy bd to the bd boy. Your holiday looks like it was a lot of fun. You are right however, fun can be tiring. Get some rest.

big hugs,
Barb

Terra said...

You had a fun 4th of July, I can tell, and the song on the blog is new to me. I have visited you here before and decided to follow you today.
The paddle boats are fun aren't they?
I attended college in Wisconsin near the Illinois border and love the lakes and the greenery.

Julie Marie said...

Great photos Jane! And yes, your hubby looks like he doesn't have a care in the world... Happy Birthday to him!... that cake looks really YUMMY! Sounds like a relaxing summer you have planned... I love to read and soak up the sun... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie said...

Hi Jane! so glad your holiday weekend was enjoyable for you and your company. Your yard looks super! It was a scorcher here too. We spent hours out on the boat.
Stay cool.
Debbie@houseatthelake
xxxooo

PAT said...

Looks like a great 4th of July, Jane!

Pondside said...

Jane, you are so funny!.......having fun can be tiring, indeed!

Privet and Holly said...

Ah, lake living ~ looks like such fun! You are right though, no matter how much fun the trip, it's tiring getting back to reality!!!
Happy birthday to Mr. Blondie : ) !
xx Suzanne

Bonnie said...

Hi Jane, it looks like and sounds like everyong had a great time and that cake, oh yummy!

PS - Milo looks like he had a great time too!

xinex said...

Yippee! You are able to visit me now! I wish you could have time to go back to my Sat's post. I want you to see our cruise excursion. I took panoramic shots.

Looks like you really had a fun
4th of July, Janie. Everybody looked so relaxed and happy. So nice that you really get to enjoy your summer lake house...Christine

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
You have such a lovely family and I'm glad that you all enjoyed being together.

Enjoy your summer.

hugs
Sissie

Olive Cooper said...

Such Fun! Cute cake. ~olive

Denise said...

I totally agree, having fun can wear you out! So glad you all had a wonderful 4th. It was a quiet one around here but still a nice time. My hubby was feeling sick but is feeling much better now.

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Looks like a great time and a belated happy birthday to your hubby!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Sounds like a glorious holiday Jane! Happy Birthday to the hubby..that cake looks devine :)

Blessings!
Gail

Kathleen said...

Sounds like a great time. Very similar to the weekend here. Add 4 little gkids to the mix! The 2 y o was tubing in the bay!
Having company is exhausting. All the preps before, cooking, and then the clean up! But summer goes quickly!

Really Rainey said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful lake house party! I love get together's like that! Great post... Fun photos... You can see the relaxation on your Husbands face! I hope I see that look on my Hubby's face next week as we spend a week on Lake Powell with our Ski boat... Just him and I and another couple meeting us there from Colorado with their boat. Hubby needs a vacation! Off the Grid!
Lovely family Post Blondie!
~Rainey~

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

A wonderful day...and a Happy Birthday to your hubby!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful weekend you had at the lake!! Just perfect for the 4th!

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun time! ~ Sarah

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Looks like y'all had a great family time together. Beautiful patriotic birthday cake! Linda

Paula said...

It looks like you had a fabulous lake weekend. I can see why you are so tired! Everyone must love coming to visit with so many fun activities to do.

Chrissy said...

Looks like fun indeed!!Hope the rest of your summer is just as good! x0

Shellbelle said...

Oh, it looks as though a good time was had by all!

Now enjoying the summer breezes and reading sounds like a wonderful way to relax and rejuvenate. I'm planning a trip back to The Gulf at the end of the month and hope to do the same myself. Enjoy!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a wonderful, fun packed holiday you all had!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Glad you can enjoy the Summer. I don't sun bathe or even go in our pool, so I'm kind of "up against it" in the heat of Summer.

Please note my new Icon! I figure it will make my "words" looooooooooook cooooooooooooool anyway. ,-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And this one.... ,-))))

Domestic Designer said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Sounds like pure bliss! We were on the river too and it was wonderful! HOT but wonderful!

Lou Cinda :)

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday! Looks like fun was had by all!

Enjoy!
Cathy

podso said...

Looks great! So relaxing and I like your little beach. The cake is beautiful!

Bella said...

Hi Blondie.. What a fun time! An all American dream weekend! The cake is too cute:-)
Bella

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks like you had a fun and relaxing holiday! ~Hugs, Patti

Debbie said...

And he should not have a care in the World...life was very good that day, family, friends and food...what more does he need:) Thanks Jane for stopping by and your kind words as always. Debbie

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Everyone looks like they had a fun time! That cake looks yummy! I haven't made one of those in quite a few years...maybe next 4th!

Jane

sewingseeds4U said...

Your holiday looks like you had a lot of fun. You're right having fun can be exhausting!

Maggie B said...

Looks & sounds as if eveyone had a great time, the birthday cake is fabulous, what a great idea.
Maggie

Melissa Miller said...

Jane what a wonderful holiday celebration! It all looks so fun! Loved the precious family photos.

Have a fantastic week sweet friend. ~Melissa :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jane, Just stopping by with a summer hi for you! Looks like the perfect way to spend a summer holiday weekend!
Yvonne

Monica@The White Bench said...

Mmmmmmmm that holiday cake! It looks scrumptious!
Glad you had fun with your family, Jane!
Enjoy Summer!
Monicax.

Ticking and Toile said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Good old fashioned memory makin fun!

xo,
Shellagh

Lori said...

What a fantastic week-end Jane ~ love all the shots and the cake! I will be sure to post lots on our company and my girls retreat...

My Crafty Little Page said...

I love coming to your lake house, Janie. It's both a happy and restful place. Have a peaceful reading summer! xoxo Nancy

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Now that looks like some fun family time! :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Well, looks like you had a perfect holiday!!

m ^..^

Anita said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!! It's always nice to be home, though. Thanks for stopping by!!

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KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh what great photos of a beautiful weekend. I could just stop right into one of those photos and steal a piece of that cake. Happy Birthday to your husband.

Karen

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
Oh I so love it when you go to the lake home. It is so beautiful and peaceful there. So much space. Look at all the people you had visiting. What fun it must have been. A perfect holiday for sure.

That cake looks so yummy. Did you make it? Perfect for the occasion.

I can just hear the laughter, the squealing, the water commotion. Oh what a fun time you all had. I thank you for sharing with me.

I am under lockdown until July 19th. The doctor said NO talking. I am writing away as my voice is gone for now. I so want to go out and play.

Have a great weekend sweetie. Do some hollering for me will ya?

Much love, Sherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Blondie...here it is the 9th of July and you are not back yet! The 4th really tired you out, I think! :) What a wonderful 4th of July you all had! Much more going on then here. We really did NOTHING! Listened to the fireworks but didn't see them. Next year will be different...next year... :)
Mona

Laura said...

That looks like so much fun!
Everyone looks so relaxed.
What a great place you have-

Laura
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