Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July at Lake Martin

Okay, so we go to the lake every year on the fourth. But this one was the most different by far.  Now that my parents live there, we always have things going on, like chores and new "Stafford" activities. My parents have started going to Niffers a local restraunt for bingo night and trivia night. My mom won bingo once and took home $425 dollars, then we won trivia one night too, but you just get $40 off your bill on that night. So, on Friday morning we had to take part in the boat parade!  yes, pontoons, sailboats, wood boats, canoes all join in a Sandy Creek 4th of July parade. Every family who enters has to decorate their boat however they want. Well, we just went tacky! Flagged everything, even Lucy and rode in the parade.  One boat was called the Boat from Iwojima, and they had this really long flag pole, I think from their yard, and whenever they passed someone who out on the deck, they would pretend to be raising it like the memorial in DC of the men raising the flag!  There was a paradise boat playing Jimmy Buffet and then our neighbors just had a boat of girls with green crowns and white gloves calling themselves the sweet potato girls.  We didn't win anything for the parade but we were still in it.  
We shot fireworks that night and then the next day was sod day. Yes, my husband, brother, his friend Kyle, and my nephew Austin laid sod all day long.  I just laid out and watched, but it sure looked like tough work. 
Now I am home and back in my nightmare of a house. But hopefully in two weeks we will be better than before!

1 comment:

The Reeds said...

Hey Kristin! Welcome to the world of blogging! I found your blog through Chandler's. My parents have a house at the lake on Smith Mountain, and we were there on the 4th. We saw lots of decorated boats! I LOVE Niffers too! Maybe we will run into yall there one night this summer!


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