Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Girls Trip To The Lake

Well I definitely needed a day to recover from my weekend! I had the best time and was dragging yesterday!

I spent the weekend with 6 of my best friends from high school. It's amazing to think that we have been friends for 17 years (some even longer), over half our life! We've been through so much and have always remained close, no matter how much time goes between visits.

Friday I headed to Raleigh to meet my friend Rebecca so that we could ride together. Her parents just finished building a gorgeous house on Lake James, so when my group of girlfriends were trying to plan a weekend she quickly offered up this house! We arrived about 5 and two of the girls were already there. We got settled in and headed down to the dock with apps and a cocktail to wait the arrival of the last 3 girls.

Once everyone was there we cooked dinner. We made pizzas and had such a great time catching up and sitting at the big farm table. We ended up staying up until about 1:30 am just talking and having fun! I can't tell you the last time I saw midnight let alone 1:30 am!

I was certain that I would be wide awake at 7 am but much to my surprise I slept until 8:45, I can't tell you how nice it was to sleep in a bed all by myself and have no one to wake me up! We fixed breakfast and went for a walk around the neighborhood.

 Once we got back we headed to the lake club that was just across the lake. We spent the whole day here, it was gorgeous! There was a pool, and also some fun water activities for on the lake. We all went paddle boarding,  much to my surprise I was able to stand up, but damn that is hard work! I didn't last long before I realized sitting was much easier than standing.

We enjoyed lunch and relaxing by the pool the rest of the afternoon. We headed back for cocktails, apps, and dinner. The porch was so nice to sit and relax and we enjoyed some guac and drinks before having tacos for dinner.

Afte dinner we played some games and chatted. We didn't stay up as late but it was definitely much later than my usual Saturday night.

Sunday morning we spent time drinking coffee on the porch and relaxing before packing up to head back home.

Rebecca and I commented on the drive back how sad we were that the weekend was already over. It felt like we spent months planning and then it came and went in the blink of an eye. Lucky for us we all live in NC and are able to see each other several times throughout the year.

I feel like it's rare to have best friends from high school once you've reached your thirties. I know these girls will always be there for me and vice versa. It's been so fun to see us get married, have babies and much more. I can't wait for the next trip!!

While I was gone Jack and Graham went to the beach with my inlaws and had the best time! Patrick also enjoyed some time at home alone. I know he loved the quiet house!

*Linking up with Beth


  1. AWE! I love girls trips! They are so good for the soul!
    We are currently planning one now!

  2. What a perfect weekend!! I'm so glad you had this time with your friends. That's the best and so special. My best friend from high school and I are super close. Unfortunately she lives in WI, but we always see each other a few times a year and it's so special.

  3. What a perfect weekend. Like seriously. Girl time, lake time, the food and sleep?! I don't think it gets much better than that friend. So glad you got to get away.

  4. It sounds like you had an incredible weekend!

  5. I see Katie! Looks like yall had a blast. Good, long time friends are hard to find but extra special!

  6. What a gorgeous place and so awesome that you girls get together so much. I have a group of best friends from elementary school and we try to get together a few times a year but it's getting harder and harder because we are all so busy!!

  7. What a fabulous girl's weekend and I LOVE that lake house!

  8. So much fun! I want to try paddle boarding some day.

  9. What a perfect weekend! My girlfriends and I regularly get together for dinner, but we haven't gone on a girls' trip since college! We keep saying we're going to do it, but we still haven't. I'm dying to do one! Girlfriends are so good for the soul.

  10. What a perfect weekend! That lodge looks so beautiful-and nothing beats time on the lake. Glad you had fun!

  11. Sounds like a great weekend. I want to do one of those with some of my friends. Love all the wine glasses with your names on it. Seemed like a beautiful place and the weather was perfect!