The end of August/beginning of September is a busy time in Reno with the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off and people headed to and from Burning Man.
We always partake in the Rib Cook-Off although this year we had to buy more than just ribs since one child went vegetarian on us.
Instead of camping in the dessert for Burning Man (which we never do), we headed off to our trailer at Buck’s Lake to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.
There we labored on the beach building islands and pizzas made out of sand. We also threw countless sticks into the water for the biggest dumb dog to not bring back.
The husband worked hard at learning how to smoke his new pipe. Yes, I really did marry an old man.
The big kid used all of her strength to pull weeds around the trailer and twist them into halos or maybe they were bracelets. Yeah, probably bracelets. My kids aren’t angelic enough to wear halos.
The little one was busy destroying everything in her path as usual.
After the long weekend, we came home to tend to the garden and the many, many tomatoes I have coming in right now.
And the first watermelon was devoured within minutes of pulling it off the vine.
After all that laboring, I rewarded myself with a Lemon Basil Sparkler and maybe a few pieces of dark chocolate because I was too lazy to make cupcakes.