Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Girls Weekend Getaway

This past weekend was such a good one. I left work early and went to my friend, Deb's, lake house with seven other girls. The picture above is my good friend, Kate. We were so excited for a weekend on the lake!

We got to Deb's cottage around 5:30 and unpacked the groceries and put our luggage in our bedrooms. It was going to be a gorgeous weekend. High 80s and sunny all weekend.  Yes, please!

Side note: There was no reception at the cottage. The only place we would get the OCCASIONAL text message was at this one window at the front of the cottage so our phones were always lined up on the ledge. It was a really nice break from social media and TV. It was fun to be unplugged for a few days.

So after we were unpacked, we grabbed a drink and snacks and did a lot of talking and laughing really hard. It was just what I needed. I am so blessed to have such good friends that I also work with that I can be myself around. I do not take that for granted. 

The rest of the girls came up around 8:00 p.m. and Deb made us tacos. After dinner we walked over to the lake and put our feet in and a few of the girls went for a night swim. We came back and played Cards Against Humanity which was actually pretty hilarious and I learned a few new words. After the game we just talked and laughed. Around 1:30 a.m. (!!) we called it a night and went to bed.

We all slept in until 9:00 a.m. and came down and Deb, being the best hostess, had coffee ready for us and was busy making breakfast burritos. We slowly became more awake and more talkative as we drank our coffee and ate our breakfast.

We got our swimsuits on and spent the rest of the day on the lake. We did some magazine reading and laying out, but spent the majority of the time floating and talking on the lake. This was by far my favorite part of the weekend. This was a no wake lake so we were floating in the middle of the lake talking and laughing and getting a little tan. Perfection.

We took a break for Brittany's famous egg rolls. They were seriously so amazing and just the perfect lunch.

We just gathered around the food, ate, talked, reapplied sunscreen, hydrated, and then went back to the lake to do some more floating. It was so relaxing! It wasn't very crowded on the lake either. We were pretty much the only people on the water which is just the way I like it.

We came back to the cottage around 5:00 and showered. Excuse my just showered hair and pajamas. 

I snapped a few pictures of the girls on the deck. I don't know why, but I was really bad at taking pictures this weekend. I usually take a million pictures, but these pictures are all courtesy of Brittany. Thanks Brit!! I guess I was having too much fun!

Deb's friend, Barb, went to cosmetology school so she brought her nail stuff and graciously did all of our nails. I love my purple nails with pink polka dots. So fun for summer!

After we all got our nails done we grilled burgers and ate guacamole dip. We had a late dinner, I think it was 9:00 p.m. by the time we ate. After dinner we went outside and had a bonfire. It was the perfect night for a fire and we sat around it playing games.

I love this group shot! We had so much fun at the bonfire that before we knew it it was 2:30 a.m. (!!!) which is really, really late for me. A sure sign of a great time. 

We all slept in until almost 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning and we started pounding the coffee. Deb made pancakes. I mean, honestly, Deb was the best hostess. After breakfast we packed up, cleaned up, and left at 1:00 p.m. G picked me up at work and we went grocery shopping for the week and grabbed dinner because I was way too tired to cook. 

We got home and I think Manny missed me. He was so excited when I went to get him and he was extra snugly. G and I caught up, ate dinner and watched a bit of TV and relaxed. I was beat and went to bed at 7, ha! It was such an awesome weekend full of laughing until my stomach hurt, good talks, good food, inside jokes, lots of lake time, sunshine and good friends. Just what I needed.


Anne said...

Oh my gosh, awesome! How fun to work with great girls like that. Lake weekends are the best! Also love the purple/pink nails, i'm going to have to try that for sure!

Lauren said...

So fun! I really need to try and schedule this with some of my girl friends...if we would all stop having babies and being so busy maybe we could schedule something!

Spartylover83 said...

What a fun weekend it was!! I may need to invest in those cool rafts :) Thanks for the laughs and hilarious moments!