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.)

annie lukeluke annieluke lake

luke allen

What a difference a year can make

luke 6 mo


luke lake


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.


Her favorite thing to do was taking a boat ride.

hallie annie hallie

She’s growing up before my eyes.




hallie allen


PawPaw needed lots of help driving the boat.

lake luke hallie allen

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.


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.







About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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5 Responses to Fun at the Lake

  1. Dawn says:

    What a great 4th of July, Brenda! It was such fun to see your family photos. Just wonderful! ♡

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  2. Buffy says:

    Looks like great fun!


  3. bittster says:

    You got the house right at the perfect time. They will remember, and these summers will be the ones that all others will have to live up to!
    Glad to hear you’re in the ‘quiet’ cove 🙂


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