We rented a lake house with two other friend-families and spent the 4th of July weekend there. Let me tell you something. Best vacation ever. No offense to all other vacations.... but I hope this is something we can make happen every year.
The kids were so excited to have a giant extended sleepover with their friends. They didn't even mind going to bed. I won't lie and say they went to sleep right away, but that's okay.
The grownups got to stay up late and hang on the deck overlooking the lake.
Most of us got to take naps. Those of us who like naps, anyway. (definitely me, ha ha)
We split up all the dinners and no one had to cook more than once or twice. We kept it simple. We had pizzas one night and grilled another night.
And my kids had their first pontoon boat experience. I was a little nervous about it because my kids can be a little afraid of new experiences, and tend to be a bit risk averse, but It was definitely a hit!
Here are a few images from our weekend!