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Labor Day Weekend

Amy, Sophia & Charlotte This past Labor Day weekend my whole family headed up to Mom & Dad's for a nice, relaxing holiday. Dani even came, so there were 7 adults, 2 kids and 4 dogs (Dani brought Tucker, too!).

On Saturday, my mom's friend, her mother-in-law, her daughter AND their dog came over for a while, and on Sunday my sister's friend, 2 kids and a horse came over! (We went horseback riding while Mom watched the younger kids.)

Grandmother & Granddaughter Other than horseback riding, we went for walks (Dani's training for the Breast Cancer 3-Day), rode around on the Gator, played with the dogs, shot some bocce ball, and ate very well!

Oh, we also celebrated my birthday a week early...nothing exciting; it was a good day (except for another Zada incident), nice weather, and good food! Clint cooked us steaks on the grill with his "secret marinade" and they were delicious!

Toddler Eating a PeachSpeaking of delicious, Sophia sure did enjoy the fresh peaches Mom had :)

The dogs were in heaven all weekend - romping in the yard, the lake, and going out for walks. The bugs aren't bad anymore, and it wasn't humid - though it was warm each day - so they got in a LOT of running and playing!

Golden Retriever Dock JumpingTesa displayed her launching-off-the-dock skills, while Hogan stuck to his acrobatics. Tucker and Zada were, as ever, focused on destroying sticks and spending as much time in the water as possible.

Speaking of sticks, I think all of us must've thrown at least one sometime during the weekend...those dogs are NUTS for playing fetch, and we definitely obliged.

Sable GSD Laying Down with Stick
Blue Heeler Jumping for Stick

Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos from the horseback riding we did...but, we had good rides, just a minor moment when one of the horses decided he wanted grass more than he wanted to remain on all fours, so he ended up on knees and hocks. It was actually comical since he got back up after ~30 seconds of looking dazed and confused.

Toddler Swingin on Horse Tire Swing It's always hard coming back to "the cities" and real life after a weekend up North...especially since it's the end of summer and it was, in a way, the Last Huzzah of the season. But, we'll be heading back up often enough in the fall and winter, and even though we can't horseback ride (as much) or play bocce ball in winter (or, can we??) it'll be the season for snowshoeing, hiking, and building snowmen.

Farewell, summer!