I have to start by saying…thank you to all those who have served our country, those who are currently serving our country, and those who have loved ones in military service. Thank you for allowing us have to have wonderful weekends like these!
We spent most of Memorial Day weekend at my parent’s lakehouse. But the weekend got started a little late because on Friday Houston had insane rain (again) and roads were flooded (again).
The weekend started Friday afternoon with a trip to see my friend Jenna and get a tour of their beautiful new home. Her husband makes really delicious cold brew, so I had some for an afternoon snack.
I came home and we were planning to head to the lake asap, but the rain was so crazy. So we headed out for dinner to let the rain die down a bit.
I got a bacon avocado grilled chicken sandwich + sweet potato fries. I asked for no mayo…but it came with mayo and I actually didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would. Maybe my tastebuds are changing!
After dinner we decided to stay home and just go to the lake Saturday. My mom and sister had headed up to the lake and what was supposed to be a 1 1/2 hour drive took them 5 1/2 hours! They kept hitting flooded roads.
Saturday morning we got up and I made us a pancake breakfast with Kodiak Cakes mix. Topped with sautéed brown sugar apples + nut butters.
Then we headed out of Houston and made it to the lake by lunchtime for BBQ sandwiches + salad + cherries.
There was a lot of lounging around in the best chair/hammock thing.
And then Maggie decided she likes to swim. She can’t make up her mind about water.
Every snack time and dessert time were these insane M&M cookies that our family friends brought.
On to dinner! My dad built this crazy grill contraption, which is so fun. It’s such a statement grill (like a statement necklace…but better).
Salmon was on the menu…
Served with potatoes + corn + wine.
During dinner we played this game where you thought of your favorite movie and then you had to pretend like you were the character from the movie and people had to guess what movie it was. It was fun. My favorite movie is Father of the Bride. It’s a great one.
The next day started with breakfast tacos!
Then the girls sat around and took this personality test while to boys went off to golf.
Then we had a cookie snack before heading out for a walk.
Once back I was hungry for lunch.
BBQ sandwich + a peach + tomatoes + tea.
THEN…we made gnocchi. My sister, Layne, was in charge of cooking dinner that night and the plan was for homemade pasta. She used this recipe and we all helped make the gnocchi.
I had a coffee + biscotti break at some point.
After the gnocchi were made, we headed back out into the sunshine for some swimming.
The boys made it back from golfing and hit the hot tub.
And then…Maggie and another sweet pup got in a fight and I tried to break it up. My dad ran over and got the water hose and sprayed the pups and that is what actually broke them up. The dogs are fine, but I’ve got a pretty nice 1/2 inch puncture under my middle finger. My mom is a veterinarian and it has been drilled into my head growing up to never try to break up a dog fight, but when it’s your dog you feel a bit different about the situation.
I’ve got antibiotics called in and I’m sure it’ll be healed up soon. But this probably means yoga is not going to be an option for a bit.
Do you follow me on snapchat? It’s a bit of a hot mess. username = immaEATthat
After all the commotion, it was dinnertime. Marco made a delicious sausage pasta sauce and we had two courses of homemade pasta.
course #2. The gnocchi was insane. It seriously melted in your mouth. I definitely went back for seconds.
Then Andrew and I headed back to Houston. We got home around 10pm and I had some cookie core before bed.
So far today I’ve slept in and eaten oatmeal.
The most exciting news is that our sink is hooked up! It feels so good to have a kitchen sink again after 2 months of being sink-less.
I’m not sure what’s on the schedule for today. I’ll be taking it easy though. Andrew and I are heading to get paint and grab some lunch soon. I know I want to go grocery shopping at some point + pick up my antibiotics. And I’m craving a walk + some audiobook listening. So we’ll see.
Happy Memorial Day to you!