Lake of the Ozarks - 2015

The weekend after Table Rock, we had our annual family/friends trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.  This is always one of the highlights of our summer!  My lifelong friends are even more spread out now that Jules and Adam moved to Singapore for a few years, but luckily everyone still made it in town for the treasured lake trip!!

The boys did a LOT of fishing with Grandpa and Daddy.  They pretty much asked to go fishing any time we were in the condo.

Jack even caught a turtle!

 Another highlight for the boys was the night we took them go carting (a first!) and on bumper cars.  They had a blast!!

 They had the whole bumper car place to themselves!

 We spent some time on my parents' friends' boats.  One day we went out and anchored in a cove like the good ol' days.  Our lake trips of yore involved all-day coving out with many beers and lots of sun.  Now we maybe go out one day, and the Clayton clan is usually on the first boat back to the condos for nap/quiet time.  The boys really enjoyed jumping off the boats and swimming to the shore.

 On the last night, we got all the kiddos together for their own version of the annual dice game.  Here are some of the kids pre-partying...
 And here are most of the kids (missing 2 kiddos plus a baby).  The 3rd generation has grown over the years!!
 Charlie was really into the song Happy at the time, so when it came on during the party, I hoped to catch him singing.  No dice, but I did capture a little dancing...

My lifelong friends!! Jules, Laura, me, Angie
 Another great lake trip in the books!  Although the trip is not quite the same as it was 10 years ago, we still have such a great time.  I love sharing this tradition with my boys and hope we continue through the 4th generation!!

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