The Best Labor Day Weekend Ever

Hi Everyone!

How was your weekend?

I had the BEST Labor Day weekend!  It was full of family, friends, food, and fun!  We were on the go the entire weekend, and didn’t get much sleep, but it was worth it!

Friday afternoon, we went hog hunting!  We have been having a ton of them out at our land, and they are scaring off the deer.  On the way there, the trailer tire came apart.  The tread literally just came right off.  So, we had to stop and change it which put us getting to the blind later than we wanted to.  But, it worked out okay.

Best Labor Day Weekend

We got in the blind around five.  We actually have a trailer that has been transformed into a hunting blind.  We thought this one would be safer than a pop up blind in case they came after us.

Best Labor Day Weekend Ever

After we were there for about an hour, a whole bunch of them came out.  There were at least 20 pigs.  They were so loud!!  They kept squealing and fighting with each other.  This was the first time I had ever seen a wild hog in person.

Best Labor Day Weekend Ever

Jeremy shot at them, and scared them off.  Hopefully this will keep them away.  He had to do this a couple of years ago, and they haven’t been back since.

We hurried home and cleaned up and went to the football game.  This was the first game of the season, and the stands were packed!  We got there at half time, and we stood with some friends on the side of the end zone to watch the rest of the game.  We had a good time chatting with our friends and everyone else that came by!  Small town games are the place to be social!  Our team lost, but we still had fun!

Labor Day Weekend Game

Saturday morning I got up early and ran and packed for the lake.  You can read all about that here.

It was 101 degrees on Saturday!  This is September!!  At least we were going to be on the water all weekend!

The Best Labor Day Weekend Ever

We left Saturday afternoon to meet our cousins at the lake.  We go with two of Jeremy’s cousins, their husbands, and kids.  It’s a fun group!  We got there around dinner time, and we fixed the best dinner!  We had small bacon wrapped steaks, baked potatoes (sweet and regular), vegetable kabobs, and salad.  The salad was made with kale, arugula, mandarin oranges, and feta cheese, with a balsamic dressing.

The Best Labor Day Weekend Ever

There were eleven of us there, and we all gathered around one big table to eat.  I ate half of my steak and gave the bacon and other half to Jeremy.  I also had a sweet potato, salad, and a bunch of vegetables.  Dinner was so good, and I was so full!

After dinner, we stayed up late and played some card games.  We played one of my favorites – Skip Bo, and I actually won!

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On Sunday morning, we got up early and headed out to the lake.  When we got there, it was not very busy yet.  The wind was blowing, so the water was a little wavy, but it was so beautiful with the sun shining on it.

The Best Labor Day Weekend Ever

We took out the pontoon, the ski boat, and the jet ski.  We went to the cove that we always hang out in and anchored the pontoon.  Then, we all piled onto the ski boat and spent about an hour letting the kids ski and wakeboard.  I love skiing, but my leg has been bothering me some the last couple of weeks, so I didn’t want to push it.  After that, a few of us went back on the pontoon and hung out there while the others went tubing.  When everyone came back from tubing, we started setting up lunch.  We had a little bit of everything.  They made hotdogs on the grill.  We also had chicken salad with apricots in it.  I had never had that before, and it was amazing!! It is my new favorite way to make chicken salad.  There was also turkey sandwiches, egg salad, tuna salad, Trader Joe’s spinach and kale Greek yogurt dip, carrots, watermelon, mangoes, chips, pita crackers, and peanut butter and jelly.  Everyone helped themselves to a little bit of it all. I ate carrots and the spinach dip and some chicken salad and crackers.  I also drank my Lipton’s Diet Green Tea.  I had two bottles of it yesterday.  I didn’t eat a lot, but when I’m out in the sun, I don’t usually get very hungry.

Labor Day Weekend Lake

When everyone was done eating, we cleaned it all up, and the older kids left to go tubing again.  Jeremy and I stayed behind with the younger cousin.  She is three, and she wanted to fish.  Jeremy fixed her a fishing pole with a worm on it.  She wanted to touch all of the worms in the bucket!  She kept pulling them out to see which was longer.  Then she sat with me on the edge of the boat and fished.  We only caught one, but I was surprised at how long she sat there and watched.  I think she was sleepy!

The rest of the day we spent napping and tanning on the pontoon.  The others would come and go in between skiing and tubing, but we just used that time to relax!  The weather was beautiful!  It did get really hot in the afternoon, but there was a breeze blowing so that helped a lot.

Late in the afternoon, we took the boats in and went back to the house.  Everyone got cleaned up and we started dinner.  We cooked hotdogs and brats.  We also had chips, asparagus, Whole Foods quinoa salad, broccoli salad, roasted eggplant salad, and three different kinds of pasta salad.  I ate a hamburger, a lot of asparagus, some quinoa salad, and a scoop of broccoli salad.  I don’t like pasta salad.  I felt like I ate a lot, but my stomach was still growling!!  I guess it was from being in the sun all day and not eating much lunch.  But, I didn’t want to just snack on junk, so I just drank a ton of water instead.

Labor Day Weekend Dinner

After we got dinner cleaned up, I helped my cousin with her math homework.  This is really funny because I am not a math minded person at all, so I don’t know how much help I was, but I could google it!  Late Sunday night, Jeremy and I headed back home.  We were supposed to have my mom’s birthday party on Monday afternoon, but when we were on our way home we got text saying that it had been postponed. So, since we were already almost home, we decided to just come on back.

When we got up Monday we went out to the land to check the cameras and feeders.  Then we went to pick up a few things at Walmart.

Labor Day Weekend Monday

Jeremy had a bunch of stuff to do around the house and needed to mow the yard, so I just unpacked our stuff from the lake and did some laundry.  I got my lunches ready for the rest of the week, and cut up my bell pepper.  Half of it is in strips to eat when I want a snack, the other half is diced for salads and omelets.  Then I got my blueberries washed.

Labor Day Weekend Food Prep

Then I got caught up on Bachelor in Paradise!  Overall, it was a great weekend.  I’m ready for fall, and the weather forecast this week looks great – it’s finally going to cool off some!

The Best Labor Day Weekend

What did you do this weekend?

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