Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My 4th of July and Creative Thursday No. 12 Featured Posts

Hello blogging friends!  How was your 4th of July?  Ours was amazing.  We spent 5 days at my parents on a lake with a houseful of family and friends.  The kids got to go wake boarding, sailing, and play in the water while the adults got to go fishing, play board games and play in the water too.  Here are a few pictures from my week away.
Gorgeous picture of the lake from my parents back yard.
 Grandsons and friend using Papa's Hobie Cat.
Family friends on the paddle boat
My son Justin wake boarding
My daughter Jessica wake boarding and single skiing
My nephew Paul, daughter Jessica, and her beautiful friends
My nephew Paul wake boarding.  I couldn't resist the fall!
My best friends daughter

My brother Darrell and the big mouth bass he caught.  Me and the icky fish after I helped net it, YUK!
Fireworks they shoot out over the lake - not bad for an i-phone huh
Happy Birthday Dad!

Now enough about me ~ What did you guys do for the 4th of July?  Did you spend the day with family and friends, have a BBQ, watch fireworks?
Hopefully you all had as wonderful a day as I had spending time with loved ones.

Because I was away from my computer last week I couldn't do my featured favorites from No. 12 link party.
Here are the top three featured favorites from Creative Thursday No. 12  (1 - 3)
and my three featured favorites (4 - 6) in no particular order
1.  Fake cleaning 101 from Confessions of an ADD Housewife this has some great tips for quick pick up around the house and I know I've done at least two of them.
2.  Playing with PicMonkey from: Natasha In Oz - great pictures from holiday in Paris. Ooh la la
3.  Pavlova from Tartan Tastes in Texas a wonderfully light meringue dessert with fresh whip cream and berries, Yum!
4.  Buttery Rolls from Love Bakes Good Cakes nothing like fresh yeast bread or rolls baking in the oven!
5.  Layered drinks from Sugar Bean Bakers an awesome way to layer colored drinks!
6.  Mini Peach Cobbler from The Recipe {critic} perfect sized dessert for everyone at the table.  YUM  - Love those fruit desserts in the summer!

Congrats to everyone who was featured ~ You guys are amazing and I couldn't do these link parties without you.  

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  1. Looks like a great lake time! I was super impressed with the iPhone fireworks pics I took. Thanks for the feature!

    1. Micki,
      You are so welcome! I am impressed every day with my iPhone pics because they are very clear and I'm used to a large DLSR not a phone camera.

  2. What a FUN 4th Michelle!! And Great Features!!

  3. Looks like so much fun!! Makes me wish I had a boat:)

    1. We always have a great time at the lake house :)

  4. Thank you for the feature, Michelle. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation! :)

    1. We did Jamie! Always fun when waters involved :)

  5. What a fun looking vacation, and thank you so much for the feature, Yay !!!!

  6. Looks beautiful and like tons of fun. It was a boring 4th for us. Neither of my kids came home so it was just the two of us.

  7. Thank you so much for featuring me today! I've just returned home from a beach holiday so am a little late to stop by. Now I wish I was back there again after seeing your wonderful pictures!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. Looks like you all had a terrific holiday! What a wonderful place! Linking up this week and thanks for hosting your party Michelle!


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