Independence Day is my favorite holiday of the year. Warm weather, grilled food, pyrotechnics… What’s not to love?
This year we had a very busy holiday weekend. The festivities actually started late Wednesday night when we hosted our first house guests, my aunt and uncle, in from Florida. Since their time in Michigan was jam-packed, we had a bit of an impromptu breakfast party on Friday morning with some of the family. I did an easy menu of fruit, yogurt, bagels, muffins, and this crock pot breakfast casserole. We also had steel-cut oats and mimosas provided by the party-goers.
I love entertaining, and this was the perfect opportunity to break out our servingware and put out a nice spread.Our guests departed on Friday, so that left us with the rest of the weekend. Troy, miraculously, had Friday-Sunday morning off of work, so we took the opportunity to spend a couple of days at a friend’s lake house.
It was a very relaxing weekend for the whole family. Brady enjoyed playing in the water, lounging on the beach, and lots of attention from the neighborhood kids. We’re incredibly lucky that our dog is well-behaved enough to be invited on trips like this. He was even calm during the fireworks — of which there were a lot — and mostly just laid by my side, taking in the evening.
While it was a great weekend, the fun and excitement wore everyone out. We all got a nap (or two) in on Sunday afternoon.
I’m excited to be home and in the final stages of unpacking (I unloaded the last boxes from the garage yesterday!). I hope to have some photos up very soon!