As you all know, yesterday was the 4th of July a.k.a. Independence Day in this here country. Since Rhett and his friends have been spending every weekend at the lake, it was a no brainer that we'd spend the holiday there. I got there mid-morning and the day was full of lounging, swimming, riding the jet-ski, tubing, and taking care of a stray duck that we found. I don't know what they ended up actually naming him, but I like Duckenstein. He's adorable! We think he just fell away from the pack when he was swimming with his mom/siblings. Anyway, it was a fun day, and of course today I'm EXHAUSTED. Luckily, the weekend is only two days away.
We tried to show our patriotism throughout the day with various head wear, necklaces, other flag related things. Heath wore that hat all day long, even in the water. We also had some unwelcome guests around the property, these bugs. I have no idea what they are, but they must be akin to gnats. They were on EVERYTHING. Luckily if you swatted them all away, they pretty much left you alone. I guess I'd prefer the gnat things to spiders or wasps though.
This poor buddy is now smashed up on the front due to Rhett and Cody crashing it into the sandbox. I think that was the most exciting part of the day. Luckily, I wasn't riding it at the time. With my luck, I would be typing this from the hospital had I been on it. I don't know a thing about watercraft, but hopefully it's fixable! If not, they definitely got several thousand dollars worth of fun out of it (and that's awesome considering it was free).
The ribs that we had for dinner were delicious! I'm used to ribs dripping with sauce, so the dry rub was new to me. As you can see from the poochy belly, I ate plenty! We also had some homemade ice cream, which is one of my absolute favorite things about summer. Let me also take a minute to talk about maxi skirts. I've been wanting one forever, and I finally got one to wear on the 4th (because it's red/white striped). Who the crap decided maxi skirts were good summer-wear?! Maybe I got the wrong material or something, but I was burning up in that thing. Unless the wind was blowing, my legs were just dripping with sweat. I just wanted to throw that little P.S.A. out there for anyone that's wanting to wear a maxi skirt when it's 100 degrees out. I won't say I regretted wearing it though, because I do think it's pretty.
We ended the day with a pretty sunset, and I even saw some fireworks on my drive home. Overall, it was a wonderful holiday. I kind of missed out on the lake lifestyle when I was younger, so spending the whole day there was kind of like fulfilling a childhood dream. I know, I know...so cheesy.