Lake Burton Weekend With Friends

Hi friends!! How was your weekend?  Mine was pretty low key with a girls night, a date night and a pool day at my moms.  My husband spent the majority of the weekend working on building us a new dining room table.  I will show you guys pictures once it is complete!  I am soo excited!  

Last weekend we headed down to lake Burton on Thursday once our friends arrived from Boston.  We met a few of our other friends there for a long weekend in the sunshine!  We did a lot of boating.  

And played a lot of hillbilly golf. 

The pups were pretty darn happy the whole weekend.  

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We played games in the boathouse and floated in the water.  We got so lucky with great weather for most of the weekend.  

I have the best friends!  We had friends fly from Boston and Iowa, and drive from Ohio, Tennessee, and Georgia.  It was such a great group!

Thursday and Friday night we just grilled out at the house.  Saturday night we had dinner at the restaurant at the marina.  The girls before boating to dinner.  We had a group picture with the boys, but that phone took a tumble into the lake. 😉 

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My and my bestie Rachael!  

I got the salmon at dinner and it was amazing!!  

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On our boat ride home from dinner some neighbors were shooting off fireworks so we got our own little show.  It was awesome!  

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Isn’t nature just so beautiful?  

Most of the crew left Sunday, but we stayed an extra day with our friends from Boston.  We spent most of the day at the marina (we got caught in a rainstorm) and on the boat.  

After cleaning up and packing up on Monday morning, we made the drive back to Nashville.  Somebody was exhausted!! 

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When we got home I got a call from my florist mom that she was making a delivery to our house.  She has the prettiest hydrangeas at her house and often brings me some.  I just LOVE having fresh flowers in my house.  

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Well it took all last week to recover from lots of fun at the lake, but I am feeling well-rested and ready to tackle this week!  Who’s with me?!  I hope to pop in later this week, but until then, have a great one!!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Do you take an annual trip with friends?  
  3. What are you having for breakfast today?  

Lake Burton Trip With Friends Part 2

Good morning!!  Hope your day is off to a good start!  I have plans hang out with my mom and sister today so it should be a good one! But first I had to stop in and finish up my recap of our lake trip with our friends! 

Saturday consisted of more boat time and docking up at our favorite little island for some fun in the sun and fetch with the pups!  Riley would stay in the water all day if he could.

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This is what he looks like after a few hours of fetching sticks in the water… 🙂 

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While cruising around, we saw Nick Saban (head coach of the football team at the University of Alabama) on his boat being interviewed… yes, we tried very hard to get in the videos. 😉 

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Friends! 

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Saturday night we had plans for dinner out so we put on our fanciest lake attire and headed out! 😉

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Love these girlies!

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We boated to the restaurant, which is always fun! 

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Boys in the front, girls in the back! 🙂 

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We went to the La Prades for dinner and like usual, it did not disappoint.  Rachael and I split the salmon and the grouper (I think) and both were delicious! 

Rachael convinced me to try using her lipstain and I kinda liked it.  I usually am just a chapstick/lipgloss kind of girl, but the color is growing on me!

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We had a flight on Sunday night that kept getting delayed (thankfully it didn’t get cancelled) so we were able to grab dinner with our friends at Carrabbas at the airport, which was a great ending to our trip! 

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We always have a blast at the lake, especially with our friends!! We are so lucky to have them!  Until next summer… 

Questions:

  1. Do you have annual trips with your friends?
  2. Do you wear lipstain/lipstick?
  3. What did you eat for dinner last night?

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?