On Sunday, the 4th, Katie came home. While we were awaiting her arrival, we gave Ruby a bath.
And Jack helped.
Katie arrived and we headed out to the lake again. We brought the dogs, and Hunter enjoyed fetching a stick and going for a swim. Jack did the same thing that he did when we were washing the car. Spencer made his super-deluxe hamburgers for dinner and they were delicious. Since the lake is low, we set up our annual fireworks bonanza on the beach with a campfire this year. Steve and Sandy bring a big assortment of fireworks every year and we had the launch pipes on the beach, too. We had tiki torches loaded with citronella, but Bob Sr. felt that burning an old couch off the pontoon might just do the trick. Somehow the carcinogens in the vinyl helped to keep the mosquitoes down to a dull roar.
On Monday, the 6th, we went to visit my folks before Katie headed back to St. Paul. We had pizza for lunch, and Mom gave Katie a set of dishes to use in her new apartment. Dad is doing just great with his new knee. We missed Ryan and Audrey and my brothers this 4th of July, but otherwise had a nice time.
I've been knitting some pieces for the Stained Glass afghan. I was using some leftovers of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn that I had used to make a set of Fetching Gauntlets for Katie. I love that yarn and I love that pattern. I decided to make at least one more set of them using the same yarn. So, today I went to Superior and got a few more balls of Cashmerino. The pattern is available for free at http://www.knitty.com/. Here's how they look:
Be grateful and see the beauty in each day!