The Fourth of July


I know its been a while since the Fourth of July, but July has been a bit of a blur for me. (More on that later). Here are a few more snippets from our holiday weekend. We spent the weekend in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, which is about an hour north of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. The sky there is so blue, and the lake is so big, and so clear, it looks turquoise. It really is such a lovely place.



Whenever we go to the lake, we spend quite a bit of time out on on the water doing fun things like kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. The water is pretty much always freezing though, so swimming isn’t something that happens often. The only time I remember the water actually being nice was when it was well above 100 degrees outside.

A highlight of the weekend was our salmon fishing adventure that I wrote about back here.

One of the weekend’s particularly funny moments came when we were putting the kayaks back in the “Surf Shack.” Grant wanted to be the big strong man and carry the kayak up by himself…And me, being the risk-averse, worrier that I am, told him to “be careful.” Then I thought it would be fun to take a picture of the moment. So there I am, the devoted, caring fiance, walking backwards, taking photos, and bam! I fall backwards over that giant stump you see in the picture of me laying on the ground. Although my leg was pretty scratched up, I think my ego took the bigger hit.


My Dad loves taking us out on the boat. I’m pretty sure it’s his favorite thing to do out at the lake. There was plenty of action going on that weekend with so many people down by the water for the holiday.




Check out that guy flying above the water. I think he is the owner of a business that takes people out on the water to do that. He was really good at that thing. I would get SO tired trying to maintain my balance with that water pushing me up all the time. He was out there for a long time…

Another highlight of a trip to the lake is a fire. I just love sitting out by the fire, watching the sunset, listening to the fire crackle, and maybe even roasting a few marshmallows. If only they would make a thinner piece of Hershey’s chocolate… Isn’t the sky beautiful?




Finally, what would a trip to Wisconsin be without a stop for some cheese? There is this gigantic, castle-like building pretty close to where the lake house is that is always so fun to stop at. They sell lots of different kinds of cheese and a bunch of other fun stuff. We got some cheese curds (for Grant) and probably the best root beer i’ve ever had.


Has it ever oc-curd to you…? #Grantjokes


We hope you all had a happy Fourth of July as well!




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