Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lake Weekend, July 4th Style

It's become a tradition now for Tony and I to spend the 4th of July weekend at our friends Mikey and Kacy's parents' lake house (that's a lot of possessive).  I love that we are pretty much a part of each of their families and attend most family functions.  They've opened up to us with welcoming arms, and it makes me immeasurably happy.  Not to mention, it doesn't hurt to have friends with a lake house ;)

If you've been reading a while, you might remember my posts from the past two years - basically tons of dogs near water.

2010 Weekend

Their lake house is on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, and it's a lovely lake indeed.  Their extended family comes to town for the weekend, and you haven't met a nicer bunch of people.  There is always tons of food, beer, and dog kisses to go around.  Each year gets bigger and bigger, with more people, more dogs, and this year - babies!  

We only got to stay for a day and a night this year (stupid school!!), but it was worth it.  First, they had the event catered by two men who smoked some barbecue all day.  Not shabby.

Best 4th Ever.  Next year has a lot to live up to.

And most importantly - we had our own private concert!!  They hired these guys, who are insanely talented and put on a great show.  If you like bluegrassy folk music, check out Cecil Thompkins here.  Amazing.  And he played Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel," which is one of my all-time favorites. 

Check out this video we took to see how talented he is and how cool it was to have this kind of entertainment:


  1. FUN!! (and I don't just mean that generically... Seriously FUN!!!)

    All of it- the friends, the joining of the family + friends the food, the music, the food (oh wait- said that already ;)).

    Our 4th is spent at my mom's friends house (with a pool, thank God!)... but we're trying to get to the point of starting our own tradition that we could truly look forward to and enjoy each year.

  2. just stumbled on your blog via torrie's a place to share. love this post..how fun!!! love the shrimp photo too yum!


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