We had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend out at the lake. It was so nice to spend time with family and enjoy the freedom that I know we all take for granted. It is so easy to get wrapped up in a fun 3 day weekend, and forget about the real reason behind the holiday, which is to remember those that have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. I know this holiday is very sad for a lot of families and former soldiers out there, and I pray for peace and comfort for them all. We owe these men and women everything, and their sacrifice is not lost on us. Praise God for those selfless people who put everything on the line for us.
Our weekend was beautiful, and the lake is now up! After a few years of drought, our lake has been too low to boat or do anything on it. Don't get me wrong, we still go out there and enjoy every minute of it, but it was so nice to be able to enjoy the lake water again. We took full advantage!
The babies also had their first swim of their lives! They both loved it, and I am sure will be little fish someday.
Tula and her helmeted cuties!
There was tons of fishing to be had, and Uncle Will caught the fish of the weekend! Too bad we didn't get it on camera.
Pop got a new toy for the lake, a paddleboard! It was so fun and peaceful, may be my favorite thing out there. Everyone got good use out of it.
Look how serene this couple looks. Wow Rett and Ashley have it together!
Wow, and look at this couple! Haha, that is me and Brian. We started out with him paddling, but I had to switch, because we kept shaking. I didn't like that I wasn't the one in control, and I may have tiny control issues.
It all worked out in the end!
Pop had mad skills with this little passenger.
Living the life...
We were also able to get out the tube! The kids have never been able to do this, and it was a hit!
Audrey wasn't too sure, but ended up liking it.
Ben was a pro!
Rett finishing up his wakeboard session
Whose that stud?
The girls had fun trying on Aunt Ashley and Uncle Rett's hats.
Oh wait, maybe not all the girls. Uncle Rett....you are so mean.
Love this little booty.
Luke making a quick rescue.
Life doesn't get much better than that!