We had an awesome 4th of July holiday weekend! I was so sad to see it end and have to get back to reality. We headed to our family cottage in Door County for the weekend. We were joined by my cousins and their daughter, my sister and nephew and my parents. The weather was a bit cold for the season, but we enjoyed trips to The Farm and Door County Renaissance Faire. we At the Faire, tried a delicious potato snack called butterfly chips and a giant smoked turkey leg (Kellen and I shared a pickle on a stick as well). The kids and I also got painted with Henna and it looks so cute on the two of them. They both got dragons on their shoulder and I opted for a swirl design on my hands and fingers. The Farm was fantastic, as always, and the kids loved playing with the animals and sitting on tractors. If you are in Door County The Farm is wonderful for children, and a mandatory, for us, stop every time. After the kids were in bed, the adults entertained themselves with drinks and a Card Against Humanity. I suppose in some families it might be odd to play this together- not in mine. On the 4th we enjoyed grilled brats and hamburgers alongside cherry cobbler and flag cake. Our cottage is on Lake Michigan on Lily Bay and it is so fun to watch the displays from our neighbors (and do a few of our own too).
This week we are getting back into the grind after our holiday weekend. Ron is on his last few weeks of summer classes and lab work, and he is feeling a bit busy. Kellen and I are heading to Door County on Tuesday to have dinner with another set of cousins who are there for the week. Wednesday is volleyball and it is followed by a lazy weekend. I am hoping that we can get in a swim or a trip to the zoo with our friends.
Have a great week- here is what is op tap:
Monday: Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops, Soy Cilantro Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Corn
Tuesday: Crispy Thai Popcorn and Peanut Chicken, Broccoli and Brown Rice
Wednesday: Tuna Noodle Salad and Fresh Fruit
Friday: Out in Door County
Saturday: Out for Restaurant Week
Sunday: Grilled Basil Shrimp Skewers, Caprese Macaroni and Cheese
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