5.31.2011

Memorial Day at the Lake

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend, I certainly did!

Before getting to the weekend highlights, I'd like to say congrats to the UVA Men's Lacrosse Team!  Yesterday they beat Maryland 9-7, earning the national title!  Wahoowa!


In other news, I spent the holiday weekend at Lake Gaston.  One of my best friends, AMF, joined me and we had a weekend filled with fun in the sun and relaxation.  

Friday night we had a delicious home-cooked meal by my godmother (my godparents retired on the lake) and kicked off the weekend with a midnight boat ride.

I tried snapping a picture of my godparents' pooch, Sadie, but she was not having it!  Every time I would point the camera at her, she would turn away as if to say "No pictures please!"

Saturday morning AMF and I went on a very long walk (probably about 5 miles) and then hit the grocery store.  We thought it would be nice to cook my godparents a meal while we were there and Saturday was overcast so it was perfect to stay inside and cook.  We decided on 2 types of kabobs:  Mango-Chicken Kabobs and Honey-Mustard Chicken Kabobs served with salad and rice as a side.

Chopping up zucchini and squash for the Honey-Mustard Kabobs 

Chopping the Chicken

Honey-Mustard Glaze

Skewers ready for the grill

AMF:  The GRILL MASTER!

Finished Mango-Chicken Kabobs

The honey-mustard glaze on these was delicious!

This is a framer for sure!
Allie and AMF

Such a pretty view (the wine AND the lake!)

After dinner we made some daiquiris and took a boat ride to visit some friends in another cove.

Strawberry Daiquiris?  YES, Please!

Night cruising!

Sunday and Monday were spent soaking up rays and going out on the jet ski and boat!

My godparents have a pillow that says:  "Heaven is a little closer in a house by the water."
In my opinion, that statement couldn't be more true!

Allie and AMF

Did you do anything fun for Memorial Day?

26 comments:

  1. Midnight boat ride!!! That's awesome!

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  2. looks like so much fun! yay hooos!!!

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  3. the kabobs look sooo good. I completely agree with that quote

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  4. You had a wonderful weekend! Looks like fun.
    I agree with your godparents pillow for sure!

    Susan

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  5. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful weekend! Love that you are so close to your Godparents. That dog is a cutie pie :) xoxo

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  6. Oh my gosh Allie, this looks amazing! I'm so impressed by your cooking posts as of late. Since I'm leaving tomorrow for Houston, I had a pretty low key weekend with the fam and boyfriend. We moved out of my apartment, which was soo tiring but then we came back to Portland and my dad made some delicious meals, I got some new teaching outfits from J. Crew and yeah, now just last minute packing! I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

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  7. It looks like you had so much fun! I love love love being on the lake. It's so relaxing. Oh and your kabobs looked delicious as well!

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  8. You have a darling blog, too! Can't wait to read more. I'm totally obsessed w/ your sweatshirt w/ the sailboat! I want it!

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  9. Gaston! I just read about its origins in a Physics class last week. Congrats to the Wahoos for an excellent season and thanks for the comment!

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  10. The lake IS Heaven in my book! One of our dreams is to have a lake house one of these days. It looks like you had a blast, and now I want some kabobs! They look delicious!

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  11. I did absolutely nothing. Haha I actually worked all three days this weekend and came home yesterday to our neighbors and my parents sitting out on our porch so I joined them.

    It looks like you had enough fun for the two of us!

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  12. What a fabulous weekend! Summer weekends are made for being near water. I adore mango--what a great addition to chicken kabobs. ;)

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  13. Sadie is too cute! What a great way to spend the weekend. I love living on the water ;)

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  14. How fabulous! So jealous of your fantastic weekend! Those kabobs look so yummy! Really jealous of those strawberry daiquiris though - they're my summertime fav.

    xoxo, elizabeth

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  15. This looks like my perfect day! The lake, friends, wine... doesn't get much better. :)

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  16. What a great weekend. YOu're becoming quite the cook.

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  17. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! And those kebabs look delish!

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  18. Allie,
    This looks like the best time!!!! We were at the beach club most of the weekend. I do believe heaven is a little closer to the water!!!! I dipped my feet in the sand this afternoon while my little fella was at his tennis lesson. It was 45 minutes of bliss!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  19. Looks like you had a fab weekend! The kabobs are were a great idea - love them in the warm weather...have to make some in your honor this week :O)

    Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have a fabulous week.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  20. Looks like you had such a fantastic long weekend!!! :)

    <3 Belly B

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  21. The mango chicken kabobs look AMAZING!!! Must try this soon! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!

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  22. I love going to the lake, and midnight boat rides are my favorite! How sweet of you to make dinner for your godparents--those kabobs look delish! Hope you're having a great week!

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  23. Looks like you had a really fun memorial day!! Those skewers look delish... I will have to make some soon. Such a great thing to cook for summer!
    Have a great day! <3

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  24. Those kebabs look a-maz-ing!

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  25. What a fun Memorial Day! And those kabobs look awesome -- I'll have to try those soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like yours and I'll be a new follower. :)

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  26. Allie, I'm so jealous of your Memorial Day...those Kabobs looked amazing...and so did your wine, strawberry daiquiris and night cruise!!! Hope you're having a great week.

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