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.