4th of July

July 7, 2014

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4th of July is a holiday of celebration! The sparkling fireworks, waves and boating, bright sunshine, hot weather, sizzling grilling, juicy burgers, and cold beers. Summer at its best. This year, my sister Jillian and her husband Brian made the trip from Indianapolis to visit and have some family time. Also, my aunt Teresa from California made it and my friend Shannon came down for the weekend! We headed down to Yankton and Cedar Ridge Hideaway (our cabin) for the festivities. Like my man Zac Brown sang, “I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today, life is good today.”

Our 4th of July in photos


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Brian and Jillian

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The hubs and I

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Stuffed after smoked ribs on the patio


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We made it to Yankton in the Jeep! Maui Mat is on and we are ready for the lake!

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Lewis and Clark Beach in Yankton

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I must have told her something she didn’t want to hear. Oops. How many times will I be getting THAT glare in my lifetime? ;)

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Uncle Joe just LOVES Ivy. He took her for a walk to show her the beach, sand, and waves

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Daddy took her for a swim in the lake

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Lifeguard on duty

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Toes in the water, ass in the sand

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Epitome of vacation

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Delicious ribeye dinner!

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Bloody Mary’s. Bada-bing!

Friday: 4th of July!!!!

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Gettin’ cray cray

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Aye aye, captain Ivy

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America, you’ve been good to me. xxoo


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My little sailor

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Ivy loved crawling all over the Maui Mat

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Deciding which boat she can commandeer

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Thank Jillian and Brian for making the trip! Sure was fun – love you guys!

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