Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We love the Murphys and the Fourth of July!

I think the Fourth of July is our favorite weekend of the year! We spent time at Loon Lake and then headed up to the Murphys or Heaven on Earth! Then of course back home Sunday night for a perfect dinner at Grammy and Grampys. All three having a blast swimming at the Lake!

Huckleberry Blush Wine. . snuggling baby. . . gorgeous view.. . . cute deck. . . I mean it does not get better then this!

One of my favorite people on the planet! Love Whitney!

Thrilled to be lighting fireworks. . first year they got to help light them.

Patty has made the cabin so beautiful with flowers everywhere. This was my favorite flower.

Pat took the boys fishing on his new fishing boat twice. They loved every minute.

Baby toes in the sand. . ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so sweet!

Daddy and Emery taking in the lake.

I dressed all the kids up in matching cute Fourth of July outfits to get a great picture. Yep this is it . . . .and this was the best one ~ you can only imagine the out takes. Lucia refused to smile or take her hands off her ears. . . she's two!

Daddy and his girls. Sweet Emery enjoying the lake.
At Loon Lake the boys spend the majority of their time fishing. This was first thing in the morning after they stumbled out of the camper they grabbed their poles and started fishing.
I know you have all been waiting for family grades second go at the lake. No grades this time just awards!
Most Improved - Lucia Jacinta Shean McMurray & Whitney Murphy - First night only had to drive in at 5:30 am instead of 4:30 in the morning and then at the Murphys she slept until 6:45!!!!!! So Dad and Lucia had a morning Starbucks run. Whitney gets most improved cook! She made the most fabulous onion dip and pesto salad I've ever had.
Most Inspirational - Emery Pearl . . she has the lake life down. . sleep-smile-eat-sleep-smile-eat! and do it again and again!
Most Valuable Players - Keagan and Kinkade McMurray - they are becoming independent and really Helpful with vacations. They LOVE the lake and will do anything to get there and stay there as long as possible.
Team Captain - Patty!!! She is amazing how she keeps everyone performing at their best with a smile always. Everything is so organized and runs so smoothly.
Almost cut from the team - Yep you guessed it - DAD! Dad started the weekend well but got really grumpy around day 2. He asked for forgiveness made some attitude changes then got injured. Sunday morning his neck was so stiff he could not move it. So Dad is barely still on the lake team but he needs to improve his attitude and toughen up! Love you sweetie:)
Me. . well it feels a little funny to give yourself an award. Maybe it would be Best Hussle!


Kelsey said...

Maybe you should hold tryouts for Aaron's position on the team...count me in!! Looks like fun!! :-)

The Tampiens said...

Such a fun weekend!! Can we do it again every weekend?! :) We love the McMurrays!!! I just realized it was Emery's FIRST EVER Murphy Bay lake trip... I'm really observant. :) I'll post my pics of the weekend soon. You got some great ones, as usual!

Pineapple Princess said...

OK, votes are in and you received... MVP! Yep, well deserved! You rock, Mama!

Loved all your pictures, as usual!!

Pat and Patty said...

The greatest thing of all is that we all have years and years of 4th of Julys to improve on our award status!
Hugs to all and thanks for being a part of our family.

Lindsay Murphy said...

So sorry I missed you guys this weekend:( Looks like you had an amazing time. We'll have to get together soon. p.s. I love the matching outfits! My mom used to do that to my sis and I all the time:)

The gFamily said...

I am impressed that you got a 4th of July pic of all the kids! I gave up by the end of the day and I only have 3! Looks like a fun time!!