As Memorial Day approaches I want to express my appreciation to those who have fallen serving our country. I am so grateful for the sacrifices that have been made.

Memorial Weekend seems to kick off “lake season” and Hubbard Creek Lake is a great place to splash into summer! Fishing, boating, camping, swimming and fun in the sun can ALL be found.

Brian, the kids and I drove out to the lake yesterday evening. It was really windy, but it was so nice! We had a picnic, fished from the bank, goofed off and skipped rocks. (Okay, so maybe they skipped rocks and laughed at me trying, but it was still fun).LOL

Sometimes I think the unplanned, simple outings are more fun than the elaborate vacations we stress for months over planning. No cost, no hassle, just fun with the fam! AND… No kids complaining about a long drive! So often we forget about the things right here at home that can provide hours of entertainment, for the young and old.

As my dad would say, “the sheep were grazing” on the lake pretty bad yesterday, but despite it being so rough, we saw a boat out. It made me extremely nervous. Please remember as you enjoy the weekend to be safe and responsible. Don’t drink and drive OR operate watercraft. (Visit for more safety tips)

Oh, and FYI ladies…If you need a last minute outfit, I have seen some really cute patriotic items around town this week! I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!