Tuesday, May 31, 2011

down-home, all-american weekend fun

With 85 degree temps this past weekend, it was obvious that summer is here to stay!
We kicked off the 3 day weekend downtown at Speed Street.
We walked around, got loads of freebies and hung out with friends.
See my Gaterade below?
It's actually an entire bottle of champagne mixed with red food coloring.
I'm a sneaky one... and cheap!

Clay Walker put on an awesome free concert! Cara and Adam were so much fun to hang with! Clay Walker sang "She Won't Be Lonely Long" to this girl who recently had twins and who's husband is serving in Afghanistan right now. It was so touching... Craig and Brandy, who live in Boston and work for the same company we do, were working at Speed Street on their Lunchables tour -- even though it was brief, so glad we got to see them!! Saturday afternoon we grabbed lunch with some friends on the lake. Check out all of the American flags! Later that night we headed to a BBQ at our friends house.
All of the boys played cornhole and ladder, while the girls chilled together.
Sometimes Bryan and I feel a little disconnected from our friends because we're not home consistantly, so it was really nice catching up and spending time with everyone! On Monday we decided to head over to our newest favorite spot at Mountain Island Lake to picnic and play in the water.
Cali's one happy girl when she's there! Swimming to mama On our way home we stopped off at a local store and bought some fresh corn from their farm. What a great weekend filled with down-home, All-American fun and friends!


  1. What a fun weekend. Sounds like the weather was perfect :-)
    Those watermelons look delicious :-)

  2. What an amazing weekend! I love that you put champagne in a gaterade with food coloring! My kind of girl!!!

  3. Looks like a great pic! Love that you added red food coloring to the champagne, sneaky!

    The fedora is adorable! You pull it off well!

  4. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Loved your outfit at speed street!

  5. Great pics! The champagne idea is a great one! No one would ever know :)

  6. we play cornhole but what is ladder??

  7. that really does sound like the perfect weekend!

    love the fedora... you look great in hats.

    I'm a sucker for any doggie pics, and Cali is definitely one precious little girl.


  8. Sounds like a great weekend! Cali is too cute. :)

  9. hahaha! champagne and red food coloring, YOU ARE MY GIRL!

    I love love love love love love Clay Walker, always have.

    lunchables tour? that sounds interesting...

    I love all the flags! love your weekend! my hubs and I would so be your friends :)

  10. I love your fedora! You look great! I love Clay Walker too! It's so sweet that he serenaded that woman! Cali is so cute! Sounds like a great weekend! :)

  11. Love your weekend! And your shirt is absolutely ADORABLE! Where did you get it? And champagne in a gatorade bottle is just perfect ;) .

  12. yay for an amazing little weekend =) Adding food coloring to some alcohol is a REALLY good idea. Even better = putting it in a powerade/gatorade bottle =)
    Looks like you had a great time =)

  13. Looks like a great weekend! LOL- love your sneaky little alcohol idea! Oh and your hat is adorable; I will definitely be picking one up for summer. And lastly, I love the pic of your little pup swimming. We have never taken Brutus swimming but it looks fun!

  14. That long weekend looked really fun!!! Specially because you got to spend time with friends and family!! Your dog looks so cute swimming!!
    Thanks for the champagne with food coloring tip!! ahahha.. great idea :D

    oh and btw,, Loved your outfit!! :D

  15. Looks like a lovely Memorial Day Weekend!!

  16. Just got back from vaca and am catching up on your blog! love that hat on you girlfriend :) looks like so much fun. it was hotter today in ohio than florida!!!! (92 here in ohio and 89 in florida!) that seriously never happens but i'm not complaining.

  17. I love your "Gatorade"--makes me think of memories from my first year of college, we always thought we were so sneaky with our water bottles!

  18. Kate, I adore your blog! Looks like you all had a great weekend together. You look so darn cute! :)


  19. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

    I love your outfit...so cute!


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