there was fun

We had a happy Fourth of July.  See?

pool party

there was a pool party


there was boat watching...from the boat


there was a boat ride...


there was much talk of the red boats that seemed to be follow us


there were teeny tiny twins


there was the snuggling of teeny tiny twins

boating family

there was family


there was tomfoolery


there was a beautiful Lake Michigan sunset


there were soon-to-be newlyweds


there were cheese and crackers


there was a lot of waiting for the fireworks


and there was snuggling all the way home

What did you do this holiday?


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Can’t go wrong with an outing on the boat for the 4th of July.

  2. Sunglasses on a teeny twin tushie!

    It looks like a wonderful day 🙂

  3. looks like an awesome 4th!

  4. Spending the 4th out on a boat sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate! How fun! :>

  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  6. Looks like the perfect 4th!

  7. love the sunglasses on the bum. How adorable. Looks like a ton of fun!

  8. Great shots and SO jealous you spent the 4th on Lake Michigan, our favorite place to be!

  9. i LOOOOOOVE me some Lake Michigan sunsets. Gosh, I miss them. I used to visit my brother (in St. Joe) for the 4th many years in a row when I was in college in WI.