We set off this weekend for some time at the lake and a gorgeous weekend it was. Not a cloud in the sky, the sun shining brightly, no humidity and a nice breeze BOTH days - a completely perfect summer weather weekend. The dogs were in heaven, in fact, most of this post is photos of them because they are just too cute in the water - they can't get enough and completely tire each other out.
Derek and I went with my parents, brother and both dogs and my aunt, uncle and cousin were there too - we were missing two other families within the extended family but still all enjoyed the weekend and had a great time enjoying the quiet time.
Days spent entirely on the dock and in the sun/shade, afternoons watching the cooking channel and HGTV (those channels are always our go to when away because everyone can enjoy them), a lengthy cocktail hour and relaxing night.
Looking forward to the rest of our visits this summer…
How we usually ride in the car - or she's at my feet. It's a little over an hour drive up to the lake and we pass through some gorgeous views on the way - so peaceful.
The dogs actually cry at the porch door until they are let out to hit the water - I think "obsessed" doesn't even begin to describe it.
The water temperature was perfect, everyone spent the majority of the day splashing, floating and enjoying.
Floating, reading, sipping a cold beer, soaking up the sun - just a couple of my favorite "lake" activities to enjoy.
After the dock we got cleaned up and everyone settled down on the big front porch for a lengthy cocktail hour. Margaritas are usually a staple at the lake.
You can't beat the backdrop for happy hour and watching the sunset and a calm go over the lake.
Happy hour is one of my favorite parts of the lake, we always have the best time just laughing, enjoying and sipping - happy hour always turns into hourS and is always a good time.
It wouldn't be a complete night without trying out the selfie stick for a couple photo opportunities.
Little to no makeup and comfortable clothes are the dress code and I couldn't love it more. I also couldn't love the packing more - so easy!
Yesterday morning after a little lounging and breakfast it was straight back down to the dock for another full day in the sun.
Stella was fully a water dog by yesterday and was much more adjusted to the water and really enjoying it - sometimes even swimming without her precious life jacket. Nash of course couldn't be pulled out of the water for more than about five minutes.