Lake Burton Part 2

Good morning!  I hope your week is going well! Can’t believe tomorrow is Friday already!  I love a short week! 

Today I am going to (hopefully) finish up the recap of our trip to Lake Burton last week.  So let’s see…I will pick up right where I left off.

Saturday evening we took a boat ride (or two) to get my mother-in-law out of the house for a bit.  My father-in-law planned to have her two best friends come to the lake for the week to surprise her.  (They both live out of town.)  Getting her out of the house around dinner time was a bit of a challenge (she likes to prep for dinner ahead of time).  Her friends were bringing dinner with them for everyone too.  She had an idea something was up, but she had no idea what it was.  

This is as we were driving back to the house on the boat. (My husband took a video.)

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She realized two people were on the boathouse, but she couldn’t figure out who they were….

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Until we got closer…. and then this sequence of excitement occurred.  

It was the best reaction EVER!!!! She saw her two best friends marching along…

She is a hard one to surprise so it was really fun to see her so happy! 

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My mother-in-law let me borrow one of her festive shirts for the occasion! 

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We spent some time hanging out with everyone before the next surprise came along! 

Over the last couple months, I put together this box with envelopes number 1-60 for my mother-in-law’s birthday.  Inside each card was a note that read, “I love Cathy because….” from 60 of her friends and family.  She was shocked.  It was so fun for her to read them all out loud and discuss how she knew each person.  We all love her very much and were so glad we could make her birthday so special this year.  

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The birthday girl with all her friends!

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Saturday night was the firework show on the lake.  We headed out around 9pm to the middle of the lake with all the other boats.  

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Then the show began.  It was beautiful as always. 

Sunday included more fun…. like the boys jumping off the boathouse! 

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Then my husband, brother-in-law, Riley and I headed out on the jetskis to the marina for a drink and some corn hole.  (Yes, Riley loves to ride on the jetski.)  We had a fun afternoon just chatting and relaxing in the sun. 

We made it home in time for dinner.  Every night we had a TON of food options (my mother-in-law’s friends brought enough food to feed an army :)).  This night I had grilled shrimp, corn, and a sun dried tomato bean and arugula salad.  It was all sooo tasty!  

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Then we sang to the birthday girl and cut this massive chocolate cake her other friends from Atlanta brought!  It was almost too pretty to cut….almost. 

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(Sorry for the bad lighting.) 

Sunday night we went out for a night boat cruise.  The boat at night is so peaceful.

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And we wore our festive glow sticks (I forgot to pull them out of my bag for Saturday night.). Even Riley got some. 😉 

I spent Monday and Tuesday reading, walking, jetskiing, boating, napping, and puzzling before heading home on Tuesday evening.  It was the most wonderful week at the lake and it always seems to go by SO fast.  Until next time… 

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite cake flavor?
  2. Have you ever been jetskiing?
  3. Do you like surprises?

2 thoughts on “Lake Burton Part 2

  1. What a sweet surprise–great reaction! Favorite cake flavor is probably vanilla cake with chocolate chips in it and a peanut butter icing!

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