Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday America

Had an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL time at the lake over the weekend. Ryan and I celebrated 6 years of marriage as well as the birthday of America! The weather could not have been better. It was blazing hot like the surface of the sun, so we spent most of our time in the water and on the boat. My favorite two places to be.
We wore Ruby out with all the fun and festivities.
Ryan and the boys did a lot of grilling, the rest of us cheered them on then ate the food. Ryan is on a hickory kick lately - so the smoke you see surrounding Chris in that picture is from the hickory chips on the coals, SMELLED SO GOOD!!
We ended the evening on Saturday with a bonfire made from Ash wood - since the terrible Ash disease took out three huge ash trees on the property this winter. It does burn well, but that's the only good thing about the situation.
Chris brought his girlfriend Amanda along and we had such fun hanging out with her and getting to know her better. She's really great. I like her.
And of course, took lots of pictures with Ruby and various family members.


Mo said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

the deKorne family said...

adorable! so glad you had a fun weekend. it was perfect weather for a perfect july 4th! what a cute family you are. :)

amandalynn said...

amber, i had so much fun hanging out with you at the lake! you're so sweet for mentioning me in your blog! i feel famous now or something. i can't wait to see you again soon!