Thursday, May 28, 2009

We packed our bags, headed for the lake, and kissed our cares, worries, and flat iron goodbye

Growing up, my family always had a place on the lake that we visited every summer. I remember wishing that we could just live there year-round. Except for the fire ants, everything was perfect. My parents even let me take a bath in the lake with my big bar of Zest soap and Pert Plus Two-in-One Shampoo. I'll never forget it. And the funny thing is, I actually felt clean after it.

There's something about being at the lake that makes you ease up on your daily primping and hygiene habits. Sometimes Matt eases up a little too much for my liking and I have to rein him in a bit.

I am so thankful that M to the Izz-A's Granny Mac has a spot on the lake for us to take Kate. I'm big on traditions. I love them. I hope lake trips can be a family tradition for us just like it was for my family when I was young.






Sleepy eyes, Popsicle mouth


Our first day at the lake wore us out, so we decided to go out to eat instead of cooking. We ate at a place called 3 Bananas. It was pretty good except for the random corn nuggets hidden on all of our plates. Maybe they should look into changing their name to 3 Corn Nuggets.
L to R: Me, Jobeth, Kasey, Kristin
After we ate the guys asked our server if we could go out onto the patio. We thought it was weird that no one else was out there. The server told them that they spotted a moccasin on the deck earlier and they tried to catch it but failed. So...it was still out there somewhere. Needless to say the gals chose to stay indoors while the guys dreamed big dreams of returning inside the restaurant wearing their newly earned National Heavy-Weight Snake Wrestling belt.


The rest of the trip turned out great. The rain held off long enough during the days for us to enjoy the sun, sand, and water.

Paci and Sippy enjoyed their weekend at the lake, too! But why do you have Mommy's memory card???





































Watch out Elaine Youngs!







16 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh, Rylee has the green and white polka dot bikini in the first pic. Who knew she was setting trends????? Your camera is awesome, the pictures are be-A-U-tiful.

SassyTimes said...

She looks so grown up in these pics! Love the watermelon one.

Soliloquy said...

Mmm, love those lazy days at the lake. (Except for the cooking for a crowd part. It's a lot of work!)

monogramgirl said...

What a fun time. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.

Megan said...

Looks like such a fun trip! Love all the pictures, Kate is adorable!

Suzette said...

What a fun trip! I'm jealous!! :)

Dana said...

Looks like you guys had awesome time. This year will our 5th year going to the lake with Darci and every year it gets better :)

Lianna Knight said...

we are planning a camping trip this summer for a week...not sure where yet, but somewhere with BEAUTIFUL beaches. I am so ready to leave my flat iron at HOME for a while :)

Kasey said...

I really like the picture in the mirror, really cool! I can't wait for our next adventure!

*~! megs !~* said...

I love weekends at the lake!! Or the river, or the beach.. I guess just on the water! What a fun tradition. Looks like you guys had a blast!

Sweet Simplicity said...

There is something so relaxing about being around water. I'm glad you get to start a tradition like that with Kate!

The Pink Putter said...

We love weekends at the lake too. So fun and relaxing!

Those were great pictures! And I have the same pink TaylorMade hat that Kate is wearing in one of the pics : )

Shannon said...

Adorable! I'm so jealous of the tubing though!

TheVanzants said...

We had a BLAST! Can't wait for many more lake days :)

Abby said...

Oh it looks like you had a delightful time! Water skiing??!!! That's on my list to do this summer. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great picturs....Looks like fun.

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