Fun at the Lake

We’ve never spent the 4th of July at the lake.  Talk of large crowds, larger boats and crazy people had always kept us at home.
In our little cove though, it was quiet.
sun tea
No boats, no crowds, no cell phone service, no tv, no internet.  Just the family.
It was THE best.
Baby Luke is a year older and loved being on the boat.  He’s not afraid of anything and someone always had a hand on him (and why mama has a hand on her head.)
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luke allen
What a difference a year can make

luke 6 mo
2013
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2014
Playing with rocks is his favorite thing to do and we had plenty to accommodate.
luke lake
Hallie was able to get in some fishing time while she was here
hallie lake hallie lake fish
She came ready with her pink net.
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Her favorite thing to do was taking a boat ride.
hallie annie hallie
She’s growing up before my eyes.
hallie
2013
 
hallie allen
2014
PawPaw needed lots of help driving the boat.
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I tried not to constantly have a camera in my hand the whole week, but I want to capture every moment with them!   But, someone tires quickly of this.  Can you guess who?
jake kiersten hallie
Annie went with us this year.  She loved the boat and we couldn’t leave without taking her with us.
annie lake
We ventured out on the 4th to the big fireworks display.  Boats from all over the lake (and it’s a big one) arrive at the designated point and claim their spot on the water.
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table rock lake 4th of july
Hundreds of boats from every directiontable rock lake 4th of july 4th of july lake
They were right.  It. Was. Crazy.
And even crazier when it was over.  But what a blast.
I hope the kids remember these days.
brenda luke
Because I will never forget them.
Brenda