The reason for the long break between posts for a while there is that we were at the lake, and one of the many wonderful things about the lake is that there is no internet.
July 4th is one of the few work-free holidays that Van gets, so he took the next two days off in order to have an extended time off of work.
So, we left on Friday and didn't come home until Sunday. It was wonderful! We shot fireworks, rode in the boat, swam, ate lots of food, and spent good time as a family. My siblings and parents were there on Saturday and Sunday, so we got some good time with the fam too.
*Sorry, I don't know what is up with the picture alignment. I am too impatient to just start over.