This summer has been filled with sun, sand, and sangria.
Ah. Just the way I like it.
For the 4th of July, Mr. Speedy’s sister, her husband, and their three children drove in from Nebraska to join us on Lake Michigan in a beach cottage.
Randomly, the property also included a train caboose:
Boxcar Children, anyone? If you know what I am referring too then we are probably book soulmates.
ANYWAYS, we spent three full days burying our toes in the sand, drinking my sister-in-law’s yummy margaritas that involved a number of things and tasted like the most delicious thing ever to hit your lips, and just being together. My brothers even joined us. Here are a few favorite snapshots:
Can we just take a moment and appreciate the utter cuteness of tiny Lillyan—-
Question- what do you get when you have some seashells with tiny holes, weeds, and time on your hands?
Answer: Fancy crowns only mermaids would wear.
I channeled my inner-Pocahontas and weaved this seashell crown of weeds for my niece, Londyn to wear:
We even found a flower to add to it. She had to pose by her Uncle Speedy, sound asleep:
One of the best parts about this trip was spending time with my sister-in-law.
She is totally an inspiration for the type of mom I want to be- hard-working, supportive, organized, AND did I mention she teaches Jazzercise and is in super shape? Yeah. In between meal preps, bath time, and poopy pants, she does it all.
This e-card sums reminds me of her:
Also, her and her husband are the cutest. She will hate me for posting this picture BUT can we just comment on her hubby’s dreamy look towards her? UM SWOOOOOON:
I loved hanging out with them.
This was our first time hanging out with another sibling married couple. It was like a rite of passage and we passed with flying colors… at least I think we did. They didn’t run way screaming to get back to Nebraska.
On a completely unrelated note, my sister-in-law is an excellent cook. She made this bean recipe that is BEYOND any type of pork n bean thing you have had. If you like beans with a BBQ, you must try this out: