It happened to be the 4th of July week-end, and our friends made it extra special by helping Joel discover a LOT of various American cultural elements. It was great!
We started out by driving out to their little farm where we had our option between all kinds of activities, including great hugs from brothers!!! His and my favorite activity of the day! :)
Joel, Andrew and I decided to go canoeing. Hmm, do you know how easily canoes tip over? I was so scared. Of course, the guys thought it was hilarious to rock the boat, so I was clinging on for dear life about the entire time we were on the lake.
We had some other activities, that I won't go into detail about, but just let the picture speak for itself.
Hehe. Oh yeah!!! Great day at the lake!
The rest of the week-end was full of other great things, like a Yankees vs. Twins baseball game -- first time going to a pro baseball game for Joel.
I had forgotten how long they could get... good thing they had entertainment...
like the "flex cam" so these guys could show off their guns!
or Andrew teaching Joel how to be gangter cool by turning your hat inside out and backwards,
and laughing everytime the player "plouffe" was called up to bat! :)
Andrew, aka the photo-bomber of our baseball mickey mouse picture. Love my brother.
It was a great great experience, and we are so thankful to Allen and Sandi for treating us so well! :)
Our celebration continued with matching t-shirts provided by our hosts and some fun football throwing and home baseball games.
It was such a fun fun and packed week-end! We loved catching up with a lot of our friends and just spending some good, quality time with my brother. He is one really special and quality guy!
Especially for putting up with the two of us! :)