The 4th!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Brett and I spent the long (so long!) weekend up in the Berkshires with his family. Even though I missed my own family, the weekend was just about perfect. There is something about lake living that gets me every time: Lake Life > Beach Life in my book! I am very much looking forward to our Michigan trip planned for August, which is really lake living at its finest.


Like my trip to New Mexico, our weekend was the perfect mix of activities and relaxation. We spent some time each day at the lake down the road where we read in the sun, played with babies in the shade, ate cheese and the best nectarines (plus drank Peronis and wine out of mason jars), and went for dips in the lake when the heat was just too much to handle. Speaking of babies, Wyatt and Elizabeth are just about the cutest, sweetest, yummiest little ones – full of smiles, leg kicks, and drool! The best babies. Seriously.

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Moriah organized a horseback trail ride for us on Friday morning that was one of my favorite parts of the trip. My horse’s name was Fancy and I somehow managed to stay on top of him the entire time… even when he trotted (terrifying) and when we had to ford a river (Oregon Trail style…except it was a creek. But also terrifying.)


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We also fit in a run and a bike ride in the neighborhood (both were short, but we broke a sweat so I think they still count), and one itty bitty hike.


On the night of the 4th, we went to Tanglewood to hear Jackson Browne play, and then watch fireworks. Unfortunately, there was a bit more traffic than we expected, so our seats weren’t great and we ended up leaving before fireworks even started to beat the rush out. So no fireworks for us, which I know is very un-American! Oh well.

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Aside from lake time, our adventure on horseback and our trip to Tanglewood, we cooked, ate, drank beer and Jack, watched Country Strong and What Lies Beneath, and wore red, white and blue pretty much the entire weekend… so I think that’s American enough! Oh, and I wore my Abercrombie & Fitch jean shorts, so that’s that.


More to come on what we cooked, because the treats were too yummy for a quick mention – they need a full post.


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