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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hometown and Old Friends for the 4th!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th of July holiday!

We travelled to our hometown for the weekend and celebrated Independence Day with family and what seemed like endless lake fun for the kids. 

The lake was brimming with revellers and the kids walked in the parade throwing candy to the crowds, and then spent hours on the lake tubing and skiing! 

First time skiing, second try!  Way to go, Maea!

When we arrived back at the dock after skiing,
Wesley had caught this 14" walley. 
"Walleye's are the king of all the fishes!!!" he proudly announced.

We wound up the day relaxing on the boat as we anchored near the floating fireworks barges.  Fireworks burst into rainbow colors directly over our heads with loud "BOOMS" echoing across the lake - and we felt every percussion in our chests!

We arrived home today - tired, but with another great holiday full of fun memories!

AND ... My friend Robyn Davidson and I were able to spend part of an afternoon together.  Robyn and I went to high-school together (she was in my little sister's grade :).  Robyn and Dave have been home with their son Trey, from Ethiopia for about 2 1/2 months. 

Our youngest sons are both 5 years old and are both from Ethiopia.  Our son Wesley has been home with us for 2.5 years and they have been home with Trey for 2.5 months!!! 

The Davidson's are doing great and Trey went directly to his mom anytime he needed help with anything.  He definitely recognizes Robyn and Dave as mom and dad!!!

Robyn's daughter Samantha is the one who makes the wonderful bottlecap necklaces (Little Goody Two Shoes blog) to raise funds for shoes at our care-points in Ethiopia!

Robyn blogs at  And Samantha blogs at

1 comment:

The Davidsons said...

It was great to see you!! I'm glad we were able to get together and hope we can meet up next time!! Everyone agreed that Wesley is as sweet and adorable as can be.