the best of weekends

every week should be a 4-day work week. that extra weekend day just makes SUCH the difference, does it not?!

especially when i get to spend my long weekends here:

IMG_7065i have zero desire to sleep in when i’m at the lake and was up before 8 every day. what’s better than waking up early and having a coffee and writing session on the porch with that view?

not a whole lot.

& i was lucky enough to have two of my darling girlfriends come upstate with me as well, for a weekend of alllll the fun, including puppy cuddles,

alll the boat rides & bonding time (& Alex bringing back the Gap),

a guest appearance by baby of the year, who made his boating debut,IMG_7110some summer-in-a-bottle deliciousness,Print

and a lil hot tub time machine action.FullSizeRender
yes, i know i have a hard life. please don’t remind me.

we had a lil BBQ boating party day on Sunday, which turned into an evening full of all sorts of silliness, including this hilarious board game:

9ec7708d-d2fa-406a-bccd-89df1f0192cfi swear, the girls’ questions are ridiculous!! how are we supposed to know the parts of a gun or the names of atomic bombs?!

the best line of the night was when one of the boys warned the others “not to look in our eyes” because they’d cave and give us hints. too cute, boys. too cute. πŸ™‚

the night capped off with a game of Humdinger (aka “guess that song” hum version) around a lovely fire while making s’mores by the lake.


side note: please tell me someone out there knows the song “Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder? anyone?

i really couldn’t have asked for a better weekend all-around. i managed to sneak in a lot of running over this holiday weekend as well, so i was stoked about that:

Friday (in NYC before heading upstate): total of 8.5 miles (5.5 in the morning, 3 after work)
Saturday morning: gym session w/ Alex at my gym upstate — 40 mins on an Arc trainer and some abs & push-ups
Sunday morning: 5-mile run outdoors
Monday morning: 3-mile run, 2-mile walk outdoors

& yesterday after work i snuck in an hour of strength/kettlebells/planks before catching up with some friends last night.

all in all, an amazing, balanced weekend that i wish was still happening right.this.second.

hope you all had lovely Memorial Day weekends as well!

What’dya do?
Fave summer beer?


17 thoughts on “the best of weekends

  1. That lake picture looks incredible! I love, love, love lake time. There is nothing better and sadly we are only going to be at our lake house this summer for a few short trips. But every single one is so worth it. It looks like you had a fabulous time! Just seeing your pics brightened my day.

  2. It was a very special weekend. We are very blessed! So glad you and your friends had such a great time.

  3. Such an amazing weekend! That view from the hot tub though… gorge. Favorite beer – Cisco brewery Grey Lady. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I absolutely love it! : ) Hope you have a fantastic Thursday!!

    • thanks, girl! i’m not much of a beer drinker either — like, hardly ever — but at the lake/on a boat it works. πŸ™‚ i haven’t heard of Grey Lady!

  4. Ahh lake life ❀ Looks like a perfect weekend! I'm so glad you had a great time! And did I mention how much admire your ability to workout/exercise while on a vacation/relaxing weekend?! I don't think I have the same motivation in me. Great job, girl!

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