The kids and I went to Sunday Service this morning. I wish Hubby would have went but I just couldn't convince him. I just know he's going to shock the pants off all of us and go one Sunday! Ax would go either, he says he doesn't like church. Ax doesn't like people and church contains people. I've been pretty easy going about it thus far but I'm thinking I need to start forcing him to go. He needs to grow up knowing that Sunday's are for worshiping the Lord. Annalee spent the entire Church service in Children's Church. She did so good on her own and even made the cutest fish ever! The service was wonderful today and very spirit filled. The singing was such a blessing to me and listening to everyone praise god for the VBS this past week made my heart smile. They are now discussing starting a Youth Group and I'm so excited about that. It would be wonderful for Anika and Dustin. I am so glad I got up this morning and went. I never leave the house of the Lord in a bad mood, it's just not possible.
After Church we came home, changed clothes, waited on Mom to get here and then hit the road to the lake. Poor Daddy didn't get to go, he had to work today. We met up with my Cousin and Her Husband plus a host of other family members for a Birthday Party on the water. There was pizza, swimming, tubing, a gigantic cookie cake, socializing, celebrating & tons of laughter. My friends, it was the perfect way to get refreshed for a new week ahead. I think it's safe to say that Danny, the birthday boy, had a great day too!
My Mom was in control of the camera most of the time because I was in the water with either Lee or Ax the biggest part of the day. These photos really are courtesy of her! I'm so glad she picked up my camera and started snapping, it's a day I want to remember.
I'll let the photos do most of the talking!!!
My Cousin Justin, His wife Mika and their son Tristan
Annalee LOVES Mika!
My favorite two guys!!!
My gorgeous cousin Brittany
My cousin Wesley- he's handsome!
That pretty red head is my Momma!
Mr. Chase- look at those eyes!
The water was the perfect temperature for swimming
There was a crew of us enjoying it too
My babies attacked me. They all wanted to swim with momma
Such fun times
Miss Annalee's very first time in the lake- She liked it too!
Brittany and her boy Chase plus Anika!!!
My Anika- This pic turned out cool :)
We couldn't convince Mika to swim with us :(
I told you I stayed in the water with the kids all day
Justin was our first brave tube rider. He fell off!
Anika & Brittany gave it a whirl
Hubby crashed them too
Danny tried- he couldn't stay on either
Anika and Dustin decided to give it a whirl
They were doing good at first
This happened though, they aren't professionals either
My Aunt Retha rode the boat and watched all the tubers
We hung out on the party barge and played while everyone took turns tubing
These two actually managed to stay on the whole ride
Daddy took it easy on his boy though :)
Tristan couldn't pass up a turn so him and his daddy rode
They did good for awhile but did get dumped at the end
Aunt Retha and her Son In Law!
The gorgeous lake
We are so lucky to live so close and get to spend days like this
Mommy and Anika nearing the end of the day
My cousin Brittany on the bench with her first baby, her dog Allie
Dustin and Anika had a good day
Annalee did too. Have you noticed my kids love their daddy?
My Hubby and I with Lee Lee!! Look at my wild hair!
I love this! These are the three amigos!
After about 5 hours on the lake, we had to call it a day. We got loaded up and headed home. Lee Lee fell asleep before we ever got here. Luckily after a diaper change and bottle, she went right back to sleep. Ax didn't fight sleep too long either, he was busted. While we all needed a shower to wash the lake water off of us, it will just have to wait till tomorrow. We were none able to do it tonight.
Tomorrow is back to the grind for us. Hubby and Dustin both work in the morning so the kids and I will be hopefully marking more items off of our To Do List! It's only 5 days till we leave for vacation and to say I'm excited is an understatement.
Friends, I hope you had as wonderful of a Sunday as we did!!!
Wishing you all a great week ahead,