i need help. i can’t stop with the corny holiday themed things.
but i mean, how adorable is this?
and it’s the american flag. so you have to love it. it’s the land of the free after all.
one of the very best weekends of the year is coming soon. memorial day. not only an important day of remembrance (thank you thank you thank you, a million times thank you to you and your families) but also the official start of lake season.
i can’t believe you’ve been my invisible internet friends for this long and i’ve told you about bad first dates, break-ups, rough ones at work and my college days – but haven’t told you about one of the places that helped shape me the most – clear lake.
this won’t be the last time i talk about them.
this is what we did growing up. saturdays at 7 am.
this was the guys version of a good time. dropping skis while kelby and i are backwards on top. how do i make skiing sound dirty? what is wrong with me?
anywho. how did you spend your summers?
oh. i’m sorry.
for real though. they were the quintessential american summers. at my lake cottage – we didn’t have cable, internet, cell phones. i feel like my grandma. “back in my day….” – but oh i hope to give my kids a sliver of it.
we didn’t call before going to someones house. we didn’t ring a doorbell. my parents didn’t know where i was half the time. we slept at kasota island on pontoons. we skinny dipped. we did a lot of tee-peeing, preferably dressed up in costumes. we called grown-ups by their first name. all the parents counted as our parents. we played. all day long. outside.
we had the clear lake ski show every year – and the best part of that, other than the walking tacos after practice, was the keys to the toy shed we were given as officers.
it gave us free reign to discs, shoe skis, air chairs, trick skis, pyramid ropes – you name it, we could get our hands on it.
they’re some of the very best people i know – the clear lake crew. i’ll tell you more later.
but first, i’m obsessed with this flag. mostly because it’s made of fruit and i could eat fruit for days but also because it’s a cute, easy thing to serve at an upcoming summer party.
kids can help make it (that’s the former nanny in me talking). and then people can just take a kabob of whatever they’d like.
god bless the usa.
ps i have no idea what to call this. a fruit flag?
- 6 oz blueberries
- 12 oz strawberries
- 4 bananas
- 10 bamboo skewers
- slice bananas.
- threat onto skewers
- slice tops of strawberries and halve strawberries.
- thread onto skewers.
- break four skewers in half and add blueberries.