Independence Day

July passed by in a rainy blur.  We spent the 4th of July at the lake.  In between storms, we ventured out for some quick trips, but mostly, it just stayed wet.

The kids attempted to fish in the pond, but I don’t think the fish liked the rain either.


But wait a minute.  What is this one doing?


Oh.  Torturing Playing with the bait.


Finally, Patrick was successful!  Way to go!


Yes, I got upgraded.

Brian got me an iPhone 5 for Christmas.  I wasn’t really expecting it, because I figured I could last a few more months on my old phone.

My brother asked me what 5 things I liked about my new phone.  At the time, I had 2.  (Keep in mind, I had had it all of 3 days and that was over Christmas when I wasn’t using it much.)  I now have my 5 things.

  1. It’s taller, allowing for an extra row of apps.  Now I barely have to swipe to page 2.
  2. It’s lighter.  The cyst on my purse-carrying shoulder is grateful.
  3. It’s much brighter.  The retina display is really clear.
  4. It’s smokin fast.
  5. The battery life will last a couple of days with medium use before it needs to be charged.  Sweet.
  6. And because I’m generous, I also like the storage space.

There you have it.  The likes of my new iPhone 5.  I upgraded from an 8GB 3GS, so it was quite a leap.

Party at the Lake

My granddad’s 80th birthday party was at the Lake this year.  It was lots of food, family, and great weather.  Even though the day started out with a major mishap involving a blueberry pie, I think all the evidence has been cleaned up by now.

And check out this great picture from Lizzie’s blog.  Boy, Sam sure does love pumpkins.  I guess it’s good that she’s an October baby.