4th of July 2015

Our 4th of July weekend at the Lake started out a little differently this year. The Lake was the highest it’s been in some 26 years. In order to prevent any further damage to docks, seawalls, houses, whatever, the State instated a “No Wake Zone” for the entire lake until water levels went down enough. Seeing how we don’t currently own a boat, this really wasn’t that big of an issue for us. Actually, the calmer waters were kind of nice on that Friday (the 3rd). The only downside is that we couldn’t actually get in the water to swim and enjoy those calm waters. We made sure the power to our dock was off, but our neighbor’s breaker was in the water due to the flooding and they weren’t down in order to ensure there was not power running to or from it. It was a bummer, but we definitely would rather play it safe and we all stayed out of the water until the water receded enough. That finally occurred Saturday morning (the 4th) along with the “No Wake Zone” being lifted so we made up for the lack of swimming on Friday by spending the entire day in the water on Saturday!

Our place when we got down on Thursday night. At it's highest, the water had come all the way up to the fire pit.

Our place when we got down on Thursday night. At it’s highest, the water had come all the way up to the fire pit.

wpid-20150702_193158.jpgWe invited my family down and I think (hope) a good time was had by all! Also, fireworks did actually occur at some point this weekend, but apparently I did not take any photos of those.

We killed some time on Friday with Snaps. E absolutely loved dumping them all out at once and stepping on them.

We killed some time on Friday with Snaps. E absolutely loved dumping them all out at once and stepping on them.

Here she is asking why there are no more left.

Here she is asking why there are no more left.

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Swimming could finally commence!

Swimming could finally commence!

The water was still a little chilly but E was getting used to it.

The water was still a little chilly but E was starting to get used to it.

We swung by and saw all the W family.

We made a few pit stops to hang out with all the W family.

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Hanging out at the other W casa.

Hanging out at the other W casa.

4th of July attire.

4th of July attire.

M reading to the kiddos.

M reading to the kiddos… or attempting to.

Our last day there we were just trying to find ways of wearing her out before the car ride home. Buckets O' Fun.

Our last day there we were just trying to find ways of wearing her out before the car ride home. Buckets O’ Fun.

It worked.

It worked.

Just adding this photo in because I love it. E actually enjoys her life jacket and at random times will request to wear it around.

Just adding this photo in because I love it. E actually enjoys her life jacket and at random times will request to wear it around.

And here is a compilation of the older E enjoying the lake.

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