Last night we got back from another great weekend at the lake - our last one of the season. We arrived just in time for cocktail hour on Friday night and enjoyed our relaxing weekend. Last week was a hectic one amongst the family and everyone was exhausted as well as ready for a cocktail and relaxing. Last week's occurrences brought in some out of town family and we had a larger than normal group which was fun and very like old times when we were kids - there were about 15 of us total and everyone enjoyed the extended family time.
All day on the dock, some time relaxing on the couches in front of the TV's, long cocktail hours and time spent on the porch, a big champagne brunch, walks with the pups, s'more making over the burner and most of all great family time with lots of laughs.
Because sometimes when Friday night hits all you want is a delicious pizza. And time on the bouncy chairs.
The weather was gorgeous all weekend long - low humidity, a nice breeze and very bright skies.
The two biggest fans of the lake house spent the majority of the day IN the water.
There's a big rock not too far from our dock that everyone always swims out to (Nash made the trip this time too) so Derek's not walking on water… just standing on the rock. We have two water toys that the dogs could chase for hours (well, mainly Nash - Stella is more into wading and swimming in little circles).
She finally dried off by the time the sun went down…
Some of the family went on a booze cruise while some of us got cocktail hour set up on the porch. There was about 15 of us up there and the porch was at capacity.
We've been trying to make s'mores all summer long but get too full or too tired or something like that but we finally got around to it and all gathered around the burner and enjoyed the gooey treats.
Sunday morning brunch was more food than we could have even imagined (I was too ready to eat it to remember to take any pictures) and it's not a bad way to kick off the day with a mimosa and lake view. We had all the fixings like the brunch used to be "back in the day."
It's a very peaceful setting to take a walk in - we enjoyed a long one to burn off some of those extra brunch calories.
My sidekick found a shady place to relax from all of her swimming.
The boys had a successful fishing outing which resulted in the catch of a catfish.
If these aren't the looks of too extremely happy pups then I don't know what is.
The boat got a lot of action with plenty of ski runs.
One of my favorite places - we stayed much later than expected and got the full use out of a great summer day.
I think last night everyone was feeling like the pups were here (how cute are they cuddling together?!)
Past lake weekends this summer…
On the lake
Fourth-ing at the lake