after the boat ride we started getting dinner ready. mom put the beans and stuff on the stove while papa, tim, jackson, and i gathered around the grill to prepare the brats and dogs for our feast. when all was ready, we all piled in to the dinning room and dug in. it was so wonderful to have my family with us at our place, getting a chance to see where we are and get to enjoy the house and lake. i think we are going to need to do this again real soon!