Friday Favorites 06.01.18
Most of today’s post features pictures from my Memorial Day weekend.
Friday after work, Shay and I made a quick grocery store stop before heading out to Lake Bridgeport with the pups. Shay’s family has a lake home that’s been in the family for several generations. His parents and aunt have been working on some updates during the week, including new painting, baseboards, flooring, couches, and rugs. We were quite impressed! Since we arrived in the evening, it was not long before I hit the hay. Shay and his brother did some fishing that evening.
Saturday, I woke up early since the dogs wanted outside. With my camera in tow, I took a few pictures of the sunrise. How glorious!
A while later, I prepared breakfast for everyone: bacon and egg breakfast burritos.
Cheerios, fruit, yogurt, and coffee with almond milk were on the menu for me. Shay’s friend from out of town arrived a while later and the guys had fun swimming and playing with the dogs in the lake.
Miss Diva Shel ready to take on the boys!
Throughout the day, I alternated between reading, napping, and taking pictures. Shay’s mom let me try out her zoom lens. I really enjoyed using it for the first time! Some of the above pics were taken with the lens but I really wanted to practice capturing close ups of these little creatures.
For dinner, Shay’s mom smoked some meats, prepared a potato salad, and cooked some jalapeno poppers and asparagus/green beans wrapped in bacon.
I had some soup over a sweet potato and pesto along with some salad and fruit.
Later on the evening, everyone watched some show on Netflix or fished or waited for their turn to shower. I read and fell asleep at some point.
Sunday, breakfast consisted of sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches. These were fun to make! I had my usual breakfast from the day prior plus orange juice.
We streamed the church service and I enjoyed hearing the sermon based on the book of Philippians (my favorite book in the Bible). The rest of the day was a blur for me! Taking pictures, nap, reading, lunch, and the epic water balloon fight. Upon hearing we would be launching these water balloons at passerby boats and jet skis, I thought it sounded rather cruel. Since it was pretty warm out, most folks were very willing targets. Lots of times, they laughed at us when we missed. I tried my hand at launching the balloons, but clearly slingshots are not my thing.
Dinner consisted of big loaded salads with whatever leftover meats, proteins, and veggies we had on hand! We always eat well at the lake. After dinner, I took a few pics of the dogs before relaxing and heading to bed. These may have been Saturday. I’ve already lost track of time!
Monday, I woke up and had a little breakfast before heading out. I needed to get some things done at home and for work so Shelbie, Stetson, and I took off. Once I got home, it was laundry and chore time. Of course, Momma did all the work while the dogs slept the entire day, as they played hard! Shay arrived several hours after I did and it wasn’t too long before he took a nap too.
The rest of the week has a been a blur with work, dentist appointment, and a close call with the broken air conditioning unit. Friday, I am beginning my month of being vegan. Wish me luck!!
No clue what I’m about to embark on,