God Bless the USA

Driving a boat at Lake of the Ozarks

Party Chick

Is a party girl from Tennessee

Party Girl

As cousins gather every Fourth


To be with family

The Griswolds

From Jell-O shots


With whipped cream

Whipped Cream

Constant fights over the mic

Mic Fight

To sing karaoke

Karoake King

Trivial Pursuit winners, always reign supreme


From new tattoos


To pool dunks


With drunken dancers around a hunk


Our favorite toy is the aqua bar

Aqua Bar

That prevents us from floating too far…


And I’m proud to be from my family


Where at least I can be me


And they never, ever let me forget

Just how handy my booty can be


Cousins blowing their muscles up

Blow Hards

Next to me


So I won’t cry and feel left out

Cry Baby

There ain’t no doubt I love my clan


Thank God for my family!




47 thoughts on “God Bless the USA

  1. markbialczak says:

    Yes you are one lucky family. Enjoy, CBXB. Happy Fourth!

  2. We had jello shots at grandma’s at Easter this year, so I’m glad to see that we aren’t alone in that respect. Your family is pretty kickass. I’d like to hang with them folks one day. I spent many a weekends at the Ozarks myself; I wonder if our paths crossed?

  3. John says:

    Holy smokes, what fun bunch of nuts you are!

  4. So fun!!! and love the american bikini!!

  5. You and your fun crew just keep the fourth blazing this weekend.

  6. JMC813 says:

    Awesome times CBXB. Hope this fourth is as memorable as all the ones before it.

  7. FreeUrCloset says:

    Great pictures. You make America proud with those guzzling skills! Happy Fourth, Cheers girlfriend ❀

  8. VivBlogs says:

    Dang girl, you rock that bikini!

  9. That is an awesome ode to an incredibly fun & loving clan of fun!
    Enjoy the 4th – kinda looking forward to hearing all about it!!! 😘

  10. Mitzie Mee says:

    You seem to have the most awesome family! I’ve considered introducing jello-shots to my family too, but not really sure they are ready for it yet:)

    • MM! You should totally introduce Jell-O shots to your family…just do it in moderation. I even got Grandma to try one with a little whipped cream. My family is pretty awesome – I’m a very lucky girl!

  11. Such a unique way of telling stories, you have; and I know I’ve said that before. This was a really, really cool post. You seem to be surrounded by a lot of positivity.

    • Thanks for the compliment, Mr. Malone! While I am no where close to being eloquent a writer as you, your kind words just made my month! πŸ™‚ And I’m in a continual tornado of positivity and laughs when my entire family is around. Pretty fun for me!

      • Oh, I don’t consider myself eloquent, m’dear. Thank you, kindly. πŸ™‚

        If Sharknado and Crossbonado were in a whirlwind of a fight, your positivity will triumph every time. Instead of spouting sharks, you’ll emit cute and cuddly cats that are armored with pink gear. We’ll be kickin’ back drinkin’ spirits in no time.

        Regardless, your live sounds like a blast.

      • Um, hello! I think you and I could be partners in crime with your Crossbonado vs. Sharknado concept. I’m thinking movie event of the year! I mean, how could folks resist cute and cuddly cats armored in pink gear? HOW?!?!?!

  12. Happy Independence Day to you and your family. Wish I was there for the celebrations, but this time next year, we will be. πŸ™‚

  13. So fun!www.thefashionglitter.com

  14. Happy Birthday USA! Hope you had a great July 4th! Party on!

  15. SerachShiro says:

    Adore your family-love and the photos were so fun and original, be always the special person who you are πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !

  16. […] summer, my family tends to meet up at the Lake of the Ozarks and act like misfits from the Griswold […]

  17. […] summers of yesteryear, our families would spend Fourth of Julys at the Lake of the Ozarks. Which entailed not only in boating and booze but often tattoos and belly […]

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