Hey friends!! I’m back to finish up my recap of our 4th of July trip to the lake!
Each morning started out with a long walk with the pups. Since my surgery, I have really enjoyed walking a lot more than I used to. I take a couple walks with my dogs each day and spend some time walking on my treadmill catching up on shows or podcasts.
Pretty views on our walk.
After our morning walk we enjoyed coffee. 🙂
And did some more reading. 🙂 My mom would be so proud. I remember growing up at one point my mom was in 7 book clubs.
Friday night some family friends arrived and we had tacos for dinner! Can’t go wrong with a taco bar!
My husband brought the clippers to trim our dogs hair while we were away and this is what happened…
Although Riley loved his mohawk, I told my husband it had to go. 😉
On Saturday morning we headed out for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail!
Me and my mother-in-law on our hike!
My in-laws love our doggies, which always makes me so happy.
We stopped at this scenic overlook on the way back for some pictures.
Early in the afternoon, a couple more family friends arrived and before we knew it, it was time for dinner. We had a big salad, grilled salmon, twiced baked potatoes with mushrooms and a green bean recipe with almonds. It was all delicious!
My mother-in-law’s friend was the statue of liberty this year (we make someone wear the costume every year to the fireworks show) and she took her duties very seriously. 🙂
The fireworks were amazing as always!!
I don’t know if yall remember, but last year when we got home from the fireworks Callie was hiding (stuck) under our bed. We actually ran out of her prescription doggie anti-anxiety meds before we left so we just picked up some calming tablets at the store and prayed they would work. We tested them out throughout the week and they were amazing!! They made her sleepy, but they kept her from violently shaking and running around like crazy scared out of her mind. It was so nice to know she was comfortable while we were out on the boat that night.
That sums up our long weekend at the lake!! I love this lake tradition we have every 4th of July! It is always so fun!!
- Tell me one of your family traditions.
- What is one of your family’s favorite recipes?
- Did you get to see fireworks for the 4th?