Monday, June 24, 2013

Making Our Mark

This photo sums up Lake Weekend 2013. We definitely made a memorable mark at Lake Buchanan. 

For the last eight years a group of us have loaded up and headed out to our friend's parents lake house. It's become a tradition. A tradition of having our own private beach (countless summer droughts will do that to a lake), floating all day in said lake, lots of laughs, inside jokes, washer board tournaments, music that calls for back porch dancing, lit tiki torches, summer breezes, sunburns, cold beverages, food to feed an army, one ginormous sleepover and most importantly memories made to last a lifetime.

A part of the group arrived Friday afternoon and we didn't wasted anytime hitting the water. As soon as I stepped foot on the sandy beach all my worries were swept away with the tide and full relaxation mode began.

Then Saturday morning this happened. After searching and calling a dozen SAM's Club locations, our determined friends found the ever so famous "Blue Lagoon" float. You guys, this thing is massive and brilliant. I think at one time just about the entire crew was floating on it. It's the best thing since sliced bread and took a few strong muscles to carry it.


Finally, the Blue Lagoon made it off land and anchored in the water for the rest of the day. We were like little kids that just got a new swing set. You couldn't wipe the smiles off of our faces.

Water logged, sun burned and sandy, we headed back up to the house for dinner and numerous games of washers. More smack talk was exchanged than ever before. We take this little game pretty seriously and it's kind of what our group is known for....throwing metal rings into a hole...we are easily entertained.

Once the sun started to set Saturday, my heart sank a little bit. I knew our weekend was coming to an end until next year. I wish we could find a way to make it happen again before summer ends because this place is truly so peaceful, relaxing and nothing short of an amazing time with friends. Thank you Courtney and Justin for hosting another epic lake weekend and letting us be part of something that is sometimes difficult to put into words. I am still laughing and smiling from the two short days we had...the moments we shared, new stories that were made and how lucky we are to have the opportunity to do this every year.

So, until next year, I will hold on tightly to the photos on my phone, on this blog and ones that will forever be ingrained in my head. Lake Buchanan, you never disappoint us.


Linking up with Sami, Leeann, Molly & Carly.

Shanna

46 comments:

Jordan Shaner said...

Looks like a fun weekend! And that floating island looks awesome! Jealous!

xox

Jordan

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Christy C said...

You looked like you had such a blast! That float is AMAZING! who knew it could come in a box? wow.. and look all the people it could hold! Glad you guys had fun!
Christy
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Alice Warren said...

Looks like you had a blast! And this blue lagoon looks so fun!

Alice
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Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

you look BEAUTIFUL and the whole weekend sounds AMAZING!! a lil jealous because I would love to do something like this :) but that blue lagoon looks incredible!! glad you had a great weekend :)

heidi said...

It looks like so much fun. And there is something about going to a lake that is so relaxing. Why is that?

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Kimberly said...

What a beautiful place - looks like such a fun time...I want to go! :)

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Lisette H said...

That sounds like a glorious weekend! You made me live vicariously through you! Loved it :)

Rachel said...

I need that blow-up thing! If only I had a pool/lake...

Rebecca said...

That Blue Lagoon looks like so much fun! It looks like you had an amazing weekend!!!

Annie said...

It was SO fun to follow along on IG...looks like SUCH an amazing time! That blue lagoon is AWESOME, and I just love that you always seem to be having such a blast Shanna...makes me want to come to Texas and hang out :)

Annie
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Lauren said...

What a great weekend! The blow up raft looks like so much fun!

Lauren
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

So fun Shanna!! We are going to Lake Michigan this summer. Have you ever been there? I swear it looks like the ocean. You keep thinking you are on a beach somewhere! I can't wait. That blue lagoon looks SO awesome!

Amy

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TaraMixandMatch said...

This looks like such a great time!

Alyssa said...

What a fun tradition–that float is AMAZING!

Always Maylee said...

Oh my gosh, that float is awesome! I want to get one! And loving your tank tops, super cute!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Danavee said...

THAT RAFT! HA! I've never seen anything like it. It's pretty great.

What a great getaway! Beautiful!

Katie said...

how fun!! that raft looks amazing!!!

The Pink Growl said...

That floating island is AMAZING! I need one for the lake. Sounds like a perfect time!

Sandy a la Mode said...

you and your friends seriously know how to have a good time!!

xo,
Sandy
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TheTinyHeart said...

That Blue Lagoon float is AWESOME! The lake looks like the perfect place to unwind for the weekend!

-Sharon
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Jeans and a Teacup said...

Oh my gosh...that blue lagoon thing is amazing! Looks like a fun weekend!
~Jessica
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Cece said...

That giant blow up boat is awesome!! Your family and friends do such fun things together and that is a really wonderful thing.

Kayla Gilbert said...

That looks like so much fun!! That huge raft is the best! ; )

Kayla
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Carly said...

Yay looks like the perfect weekend!!!

Carly
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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It's so hard to put weekends like that into words, isn't it?

The blue lagoon float is epic.

Wonderful photos and memories!

Ashley said...

Great pictures girl!!! Looks like you had a blast..

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Helene said...

what a perfect weekend!! looks like such a blast, now i need to go to the lake!!

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like such an amazing weekend... and looks like a gorgeous one at that! The best moments are certainly made up of the little things and weekends like this.

Have a good week, pretty girl!

Rachel Lynne said...

Looks like such an amazing weekend! :)

Jenelle Smit said...

No Way!! You got that raft! Looks amazinggg, always wanted it.
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Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I mean, this is pretty much the greatest weekend of all time. If I don't get a Blue Lagoon soon, I might cry. AMAZING.

Whitney Ellen said...

Can I come next year?
Also, that last pic.... I die for it. You are simply perfect.

allthatglitters810 said...

The blue lagoon looks like SO much fun! Jealous!

xox Megan
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Ruthie Hart said...

I sent my mom the instagram pic you posted this weekend of that float and told her she needs to buy it NOW for the lake!! You guys do so many fun little trips and getaways I love it!

Stesha said...

such an amazing weekend! love all the pics miss!

xxS

MorganizewithMe said...

What a lovely weekend! A lake, sun, friends...what more do you need?

Rachel said...

That "blue lagoon" looks really awesome!

Alissa Kelly said...

Ok this looks SO FUN! That blue lagoon thing is just amazing.

Alissa
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Head to Toe Chic said...

Looks like you had an amazing time!!!! so jealous of your fun weekend!

xo,
Angela

FitTravelerAJ said...

You have such a fun life! Amazing family, wonderful friends, fun style...LOVE it all!

-AJ
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sweetvintageofmine said...

All I can say is FUN!! Blessings~~~Roxie

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I NEED to get a floating Lagoon for my lake trips. That thing is awesome.

Lindsay @ Love In Her Eyes said...

That Blue Lagoon raft is awesome!!! Looks like you had a great weekend :)

Diane T said...

The floating island looks amazing! How fun..I am totally jealous!

Sarah said...

So, so fun!

Our 4th of July weekend is sorta like that in our hometown. We have started calling it 'Summer Camp' because we spend 24 hours a day together, having fun, drinking and soaking up time with everyone and by the time Sunday rolls around everyone just wants to cry. So glad you had such a great time!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Looks like SO much fun!!! When I saw that inflatable party boat on instagram, I about DIED. SO.MUCH.FUN!!!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

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