We arrived around lunch time on Friday. Our first drink of the weekend was rhubarb slush. This is my mom's signature drink. It's so good!
Friday was low key day for us. I knew that Saturday would be a little bit crazy as my parents were hosting a get together for my dad's side of the family so it was nice to have a quieter day on Friday. We went kayaking and lazed around that afternoon before going over to my aunt and uncle's house for a family BBQ.
Smoke from the forest fires had moved into our region last week so the sky was kind of hazy but it made for an interesting and unique sunset on Friday night.
On Saturday morning I got up and headed out for a 10 mile run. At the beginning of my run I randomly ran into a guy who was visiting his in-laws who have a cabin just down from my parents. He was also training for the Twin Cities Marathon and wanted to run 10 miles so we ended up running together. I'm so glad I had some company on the run as it made the time go by WAY faster as we chatted the entire time.
My parents hosted a get together on Saturday with my dad's side of the family and there were A LOT of people there - 43 to be exact, 19 of which were kids that ranged from 17 months to 13 years! Phil definitely got a taste of what it's like to be part of a big family (his family is very small) but he handled it well.
|My niece Evelyn and I.|
|They were good sports about losing to us.|
|End of the day selfie on Saturday night!|
We headed back to Minneapolis on Sunday morning so that Phil could spend some time with his mom that afternoon. The weekend went by so fast but was so much fun!
How did you spend your weekend? Did you go a 4th of July or Canada Day celebration last week? If so, did you bring anything to share? I brought a corn and black bean salsa which is pretty much my standard contribution to any summer family meal.