Every year, my mom and step-dad throw a Fourth of July party for their northern Minnesota friends and neighbors.
It's quite a To Do.
The party itself is always fun, but the preparations are fairly extensive. My step-dad handles all the food. And my mother is in charge of decorations.
Just so you know, this year... with the help of some friends...
...we only did about a third of the decorating we usually do.
This is what a third looks like.
Let's start with what we call The Kady Cabin:
The main cabin:
My mom's house:
The cabin we call The Honeymoon Cabin:
The Bunk House:
There's more, if you can imagine, but the internet's slow here and my patience with picture downloading is growing short.
Most importantly today, to all those men and women who are serving, who have ever served, in the armed forces... thank you.
(And let no one ever say that my mom is not patriotic.)