Memorial Day Weekend… Only a Week Late :)

Hi friends!! I hope you all had a great weekend!  Mine was amazing and I will share it with you later this week, but first I need to back up to last weekend.  On Friday afternoon we packed up the car and the pups and headed south to Georgia for a long weekend with family.  Memorial Day weekend has been our annual family reunion with my husband’s side of the family.  We were so grateful they let us bring the pups since we could drive this year! 

We took a boat cruise when we arrived and were so happy to be back on the lake.  My husband and I both agree that the lake is our happy place.  Between our families we have quite a few lakehouses to visit so we are making the rounds this summer.  One of the benefits of living in Tennessee versus Dallas is that we can drive to all of them!

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Can you spy Riley in this picture?  This was probably 10 minutes after arriving. 😉  This doggie LOVES the water.  

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And this doggie loves me.  She never left my side the whole trip.  She is such a homebody and does not like to be out of her comfort zone… unless she is with her momma.  

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Riley playing on the duck!

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I just had to show you all this picture.  I think Riley wanted off the duck and saw my husband’s head as his way off.  🙂

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We had so much fun just relaxing with family at the lake.  It is so beautiful!

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This is where I spent most of my time… Life has been quite crazy and busy lately that I haven’t had much time for reading so I allowed myself some downtime to just lay in the sun and read.  It was glorious!

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We had lots of yummy food thanks to my mother-in-law and aunts!

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Love my people!! 

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I hope you all have a fantastic week!! I will be back soon to recap this weekend (I went to the Stanley Cup game :)).  

Questions:

  1. How was your weekend?
  2. Are you a lake/beach person or a mountain person?
  3. Have you tried any new recipes lately?

The Last of Our Family Lake Weekend

Happy hump day!  How are you all doing?  I’m just glad this week is a short one as we settled back into our usual routine.  I am still adjusting to getting up early (I slept in as much as I could over the weekend and took quite a few naps), but I am sure it won’t take too long to adjust.  I am really looking forward to a weekend at home so we can get some things done around the house and hopefully get some boat time in too.  

I have a few more pictures from our family reunion over the weekend at the lake so here we go! 

Riley and I started Saturday with a walk/run down to Lady Bug Lane (I totally want to live on this street).  The mornings were nice and crisp with a little breeze so we made sure to get our exercise in early before it got too hot.

Then we enjoyed breakfast on the boat house in the sunshine while I did a little reading.  P.S. I finished my book, “Luckiest Girl Alive” and loved it!  I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it.  

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My sister sent me this picture over the weekend of our Callie girl and I just love it.  She thoroughly enjoyed her time with her aunt, uncle, and cousin while we were away.  She is obsessed with them.  

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On Saturday some of the boys went golfing.  Jon made sure to bring his selfie stick. 😉  

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And the rest of us worked hard on this puzzle!  (Thanks Ally and Amanda!)

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Lunches were fruit and lots of different salads (black bean, quinoa, tuna and bean, etc.).  

Saturday night we had reservations at the restaurant at LaPrades marina.  We took a little boat cruise to get there. 

The whole crew before dinner! 🙂

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I got the salmon for dinner with green beans and a baked sweet potato with a salad to start.  It was all so yummy! 

The lighting was horrible, but I got in some baby time with our little niece (well, she is actually my husband’s cousin’s baby, but anyway..), Abby.  She is so precious and just loves everyone, especially little Riley (our pup).  

After dinner we went to one of the rental houses that had a huge fireplace outside to play Catch Phrase.  We always die laughing from this game and it is so fun with lots of people.   

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Sunday started with another long walk/run with the pup.  Love these family signs.  

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Then we all pulled numbers out of a bowl for the Indy 500 race.  I lost.  My husband won.  

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How cool is this picture from the drone of the boat house?  (Yes, my husband carried it on the airplane again…)

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It did come in handy for some family pictures! Every year, my husband’s aunt Nancy makes shirts for the cousins to remember the weekend (Thanks Aunt Nancy).  This year they were red! 🙂

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I’ll wrap up this boat with a couple more pictures of the lake from the drone!

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It is pretty darn neat to see the view from above!

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We definitely miss the mountains living in Dallas now, but at least we get to visit them often!  We had such a wonderful weekend with family playing games, eating yummy food, and just relaxing! Can’t wait for next year!  

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite game to play with a lot of people?
  2. Did you exercise over the long weekend?
  3. Do you like water sports?

 

Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Burton

Hi ya’ll!  How was your Memorial Day weekend?  I hope it was spent relaxing and remembering those who have served for our freedom!  We arrived back home yesterday and it sure is nice to be home after a long travel day.  We had an amazing long weekend with family and mostly good weather!  Even though we are back to our normal routine today, I still have more pictures to show you from our time at the lake! 

Friday morning started out bright and early with a long walk/run with my little buddy, Riley.  Every morning he was so excited for his walk at the lake, but yesterday morning, I had to drag this little guy out of bed.  A few days at the lake really tires him out! 

A little patriotic breakfast after our exercise.  Strawberry greek yogurt with bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

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After a quick shower, my mother-in-law and I headed into town to scope out the Farmer’s Market.  Here are some of our finds! The Georgia peaches were out of this world! 

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My mother-in-law made this amazing quinoa salad for lunch.  It had snap peas, corn, chives, parsley and a yummy dressing.  I will have to get the recipe for you guys!  It was so tasty! 

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Lots of boat rides. 

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My mother-in-law and I picked up a puzzle and spent lots of time working on it.  

Dinner Friday night was a simple salmon nicoise salad.  The salmon had a delicious lemony mustard marinade that made it so tasty.  

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My sleeping baby with my brother-in-law and father-in-law.  

That is all for today!  I will be back tomorrow for the last of the pictures from our fun family lake weekend.  Have a wonderful Tuesday! 

Questions:

  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Does today feel like a Monday to you?
  3. Do you have any Memorial Day traditions?