July 4th weekend is always the big kick-off to the summer season up there. To boot it was the first weekend that the house was fully back put together after the renovations – hallelujah! We had anywhere from five people to thirteen plus three dogs so it was a full house and a very fun time 🙂
Sage the marvelous jumping dog 🙂
My cutie patootie Hubby about to go for an evening swim 🙂
We were taking care of our friend’s dog Hobie for the weekend so he added to the fun as well 🙂
Attack dogs i.e. the doggie armada 🙂
On Saturday there was a quadrathalon – Cathy did an ironwoman and Giles was part of our house team and then just decided to finish….except he didn’t have a bike….so he ran 🙂
I was the timer/organizer of everyone but I had a lot of help (from people who actually remembered to start the timer on time – oy!)
Our oven still wasn’t in so we went over to our neighbor’s house to bake the pepperoni bread – yum 🙂
Little Teddy is getting big!
Life is not always easy.
Mom and Teddy heading to dinner
Later on I wandered down to the lake to photograph the adorable children in all their July 4th glory 🙂
The light was beautiful.
Then it was time for the Tom Leary memorial marinade-off – five different recipes eaten together (in small portions) and compared….yum 🙂
The dogs were big fans 🙂
Later there was lots of snuggling….soo sweet 🙂
More activities on Sunday – this time the North Trail vs. South Trail baseball game. Thanks to our athletic guests the south trail dominated – woot woot!
All together now 🙂
Our house’s representation
Puppy love that night on the dock.
Sleepy time 🙂
We took a few family photos for a hopeful website update soon.
We love eating late and watching the sunset on the dock – heaven.
Happy July 4th!