I had a really great time this Memorial Day weekend! This week at work was a little stressful, so it was the perfect time for a three day weekend. My wonderful weekend began on Friday morning when Madeline at Food, Fitness and Family tweeted that she saw me in this month's Fitness Magazine! Check it out:
I was a little excited and had to rush to Wal-Mart after work to get a copy...or a few! I also bought some new sunglasses since Lily destroyed mine. (My first big purchase ever was a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses for graduation from undergrad. I was so nervous to buy them since before I would only purchase $10 sunglasses, but my Costas last me three years which isn't too bad I guess. ) I really like my new shades from Wal-Mart. I couldn't find them on the Wal-Mart website to post, but you can check them out in the photos below.
David and I headed up to Lake Hartwell in South Carolina for the weekend. David's long-time friends from the beach live there. You might remember them from this post on my Labor Day recap (which sadly didn't include a single photo!) Speaking of photos, I am in love with my new camera Lily won from Petco. It takes photos so fast that even Lily can't move and ruin the pictures ;o) It's a Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 16.2-Megapixel Digital Camera if anyone is interested.
We got in late Friday night and rested up for a big day on Saturday. David and I still woke up early on Saturday morning. We took Lily down to the lake to see how she would react to the water. She was a little scared, but she got in when David was in the water too. She wouldn't jump off the dock though - even though she jumped off a five foot cliff onto rocks and red Georgia clay! Crazy, pup! We ended up leaving her behind for the day because we weren't sure how she would do on the crowded beach with kids and good food. We went to this island in the middle of the lake. A ton of boats tied up there for the weekend. Everyone hung out, played cornhole, ate yummy foods, swam, etc all day. It was an awesome time! It's neat to see this sort of "lake community" out there!
|Lily, the water bug!|
|our awesome hosts and the cutest couple I know!|
Sunday, we went out on the lake again. This time we brought Lily along. She did a lot better on the boat and in the water. This time we stopped by the island for a bit, but then we headed to another island where Josh's parents were hanging out. We tied up the boats just like on Labor Day. I actually ended up falling asleep on the front of the boat, so I think I missed most of the day :o( I did get to see Lily swim around though. David tried to put her on a float, but she wanted to swim, swim, swim! We had a delicious dinner at The Grill Man right on the lake. I recommend the fish tacos, but the burgers and shrimp poboy looked delicious too. Also, they are very dog-friendly there. They even brought a water bowl out to Lily!
|Josh got us "bird dogs" for lunch. This was a first for me, but they are delicious! There are many versions, but this one has chicken fingers, cheese, bacon, mayo and honey mustard on it. I also tried a buffalo chicken version that was super amazing!|
|LOVE this photo of Lily and David!|
|I was trying to get a family photo, but Lily just wanted to feel the wind in her fur.|
Unlike on Memorial Day, I didn't hit up any sales this weekend ;o) Lily and I came back home and had a relaxing evening catching up on television shows. I'm very thankful this is only a four day week because I'm already ready for this weekend. Are you?
Let me know in the comments below what you did this Memorial Day weekend (even better if you post a link to your blog with a weekend recap! I'd also appreciate some yummy recipes if you have them from this weekend.) Until tomorrow...