Just like every year, we were itching to get down to the lake to kick-off summer over Memorial Day. Unfortunately, mother-nature had other plans and the weatherman said it was only going to be 70 degrees and cloudy, with rain in the forecast each day. That wasn't going to stop us! We were ready!
When we got there Friday night, it was just the two of us and my Dad. All my aunts and uncles don't get off work until 5pm in Chanute so always get a late start. I didn't care though, I was just happy to finally be there!
We had a pretty low-key night and woke up anxiously awaiting the cousins arrival. We also had pickle-sickles for breakfast! If that doesn't scream summer I don't know what does!
Lindsey's family rented a boat and brought a couple of other families down with them. Tylee didn't want to be stranded on the beach without her cousins so she opted to join them. I stayed behind on land because the water (and air!) was FREEZING! The kids didn't care!
They made it through the day with no rain and the kids actually got sun-burnt! After they got back, we all went up to the trailer to hang out and cook dinner.
My Dad built the kids their own little fire pit!
The guests were all sleeping in tents which made everyone a little nervous because there was 100% chance of rain all night long. It poured and poured. Then poured some more! Several people ended up sleeping in their cars. When Tylee and I woke up Sunday morning and the forecast said more rain, we were both ready to bail. And that we did!
We headed home and had a lazy, rainy day with Dad on Sunday (he is always on call with a likely chance to go to work on holiday weekends so has to stay close to home) and got all caught up from being gone...just in time for some sunshine on Monday!
Although it wasn't quite the weekend I had pictured, we had a good dose of lake-time, family time, and sunshine. Can't really ask for anything better than that to kick-off summer!