Monday, August 1, 2011

weekend update: July 29-31, 2011

Blogger's been KIND-OF ticking me off lately. Doesn't want to upload more than one picture into the blog at a time (I can upload into one box, but have to put in pics individually and click the pick button in editing for every single one). Extremely annoying for this weekend's update because I have a million pictures.

Friday night we attended a wedding reception for Josh's boss's daughter, held at his other boss's house, right on the lake. The wedding had been a small affair on Thursday night and the reception was spread out on the front decks of 4-5 of the row houses.

We got a tour of his boss's house - Mike & Linda - they had totally gutted and redesigned the house around 2000. All the other houses have two floors, theirs has three w/ a flat-topped roof. Bathroom on every floor, decorated with gorgeous artifacts from their travels, it was decorated in bold, bright colors and was just beautiful. I have hopes to revisit with my good camera some day for a house crashing post! It's so worth it.

They even had fireworks! It was a very fun night.

Saturday was a busy day! Nikkie, her hubs Matt, Katie and I headed off to Staci's husband Shane's family cabin. Staci, Shane and Kristen were meeting us there. We had lunch of buffalo chicken tacos (yummo - influenced from HowSweetEats blog post). Katie provided all the toppings, and lunch was great!

Katie had a little mishap with the leftover lettuce...
After lunch we geared up, packed coolers and blasted ourselves with sunscreen and Captain Shane took us out on the pontoon boat!

Here we are exiting the canal and heading into Lake Chautauqua!
Trail Mix snacks, paddle boating, ridiculous-word bananagrams and a massive 10 oz "Rodeo" Burger from Village Casino @ Bemus Point (you order food and eat it on the boat! so awesome)

Katie & Mike, Katie, Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie and boating home during sunset

Fun times getting pooped on by birds, celebrating Katie's birthday with cake and playing Pass the Pigs!

Sunday after returning home, Josh and I ate dinner and pretty much crashed at 9PM. We were exhausted!!

We had a GREAT weekend thanks to Shane for being our Captain and big thanks to Shane's mom Rita & her husband Don for letting us stay at the cabin and take the boat!! Thanks to the girls and their hubs for an amazing and fun time at the cabin!!!! Can't wait for another trip!!


Kristie said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a fun weekend! I'm partial to the lake since I grew up there. Blogger frustrates me all the time, especially with pics/formatting.

*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

YAYAYAY! I want to go baaaaaaaaaaaack!

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

so fuN!! great pics!! :-) i want to go back too!!!

Kt said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to go back as well! can we sneak away for one more weekend this year???

Ummm...i ate the last piece of myself....and it was delish! thanks again!!