Thursday, April 19, 2012

i'm on a boat

We live at the lake for a reason. And every chance we get, we are either dining on the lake, drinking at the lake, taking Cali to play in the lake or cruising on the lake. Our world revolves around the lake and since moving to North Carolina 2 years ago we have officially become "those" people, in the best of ways!

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During my in-laws weeklong visit we decided to treat them to a day out on Lake Norman.
And what a nice day it was!


We take Cali once a week to a beach... she loves to swim around and fetch sticks in the lake!


Earlier this week our friends told us to meet them on a particular dock and they'd swing by and pick us up for an afternoon of speed racing, sun tanning and beer drinking!


I am in absolute awe of anyone who owns a house on the lake, 40% of which are mansions owned by professional athletes.


The house on the left is gigantic and the house on the right is 4 stories - standard for Lake Norman!


Michael Jordan's house hidden behind the trees and wall


Helicopter pad and mansion, owned by retired NASCAR driver and commentator, Rusty Wallace.


 And because every time I'm on a boat I can't get this song out of my mind, and even though I don't know many of the words, I attempt to sing it anyway!


34 comments:

  1. i know all the words...by heart. i've busted it out many a times in a bar or large social setting. i'm sure you expect nothing less of me though.

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  2. Who knew tiny dogs loved the water so much. So cute that Cali loves to chase her sticks in the water. And that lake looks gorgeous!

    And who doesn't love that video! Been watching it for a few years now and it makes me chuckle every single time!

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  3. You are so lucky to live in a warm state where you are already able to be on the lake! My family LOVES the lake (we have a lake house in Northern-ish MI) and spend every weekend there! We are counting down the days until it's Summer and Lake season begins :)

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  4. I love that Cali has a life vest! Too cute.

    I'm very jealous of this post in 6,000 different ways.

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  5. Helicopter on the lake? Wow, that's living. It looks like you all had a gorgeous time on the water. There really is nothing better. And so sweet to see Cali loving it too. :)

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  6. My father lives on a lake here in Nj and I lived there when I was growing up. It was simply AMAZING! I long for the day when I live on the lake! Boat days or just sitting on the dock dangling your feet. Ahhhhh bring on the summer!

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  7. For such a lil dog, Cali sure has a lot of energy for a boating day! She is too cute.

    And those houses, my oh my!

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  8. Looks like houses at the Ozarks! Love the water!

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  9. i know EVERY word to that silly song lol and I LOVE it!
    those are some RIDICULOUS homes!
    I love spending time on the lake =)

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  10. i know EVERY word to that silly song lol and I LOVE it!
    those are some RIDICULOUS homes!
    I love spending time on the lake =)

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  11. i know EVERY word to that silly song lol and I LOVE it!
    those are some RIDICULOUS homes!
    I love spending time on the lake =)

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  12. helicopter pad's at lake houses are so typical aren't they. ;) i'm loving that boat weather is back!!

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  13. I loveee this post! We saw those same houses when we went out on the lake too and were in awe! Did you guys rent a boat for the day with your parents? We want to do that when we come next time! Billy's parents have a boat and we go boating by put in bay (a bunch of islands) here in the summer :) love it

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  14. Ohhhh I'm so jealous! I love boats and spending time on the water. Good thing we only live 5 miles from the beach :)

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  15. A day on Lake Norman is awesome.. hell a day on any lake, ocean or river is awesome. I'm always SUPER jealous of the awesome houses out there. I've never seen Rusty's helicopter pad, CRAZY! BTW, I love the fun colored head scarf/ headband you had on, super cute!

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  16. Looks like such a great time! I'd love to live on a lake - how awesome would that be!?

    And on a side note, I love the black dress you are wearing! It's so cute!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love the title! And I agree I am envious of everyone with the mansions some are huge. We are on LKN to, and I had no I did the helicopter is for Rusty Wallace! Have fun on the lake this summer!

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  18. I did not know all of those famous people had houses at Lake N. When I lived in Charlotte, I lived by Lake Wylie, as I make my move back, I am thinking of the North side :)

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  19. How fun! Omg those house are insaaaaane!

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  20. Those houses are ridiculous!! We live a 2 minute walk away from the ocean and a 10 minute drive to the closest lake. I am obsessed with water and can't wait for it to get warm so I can enjoy the water like you guys. Awesome pics

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  21. hey twin :)

    we live on the river. I mean, not ON the river, our house isn't riverfront, but we are on the river every chance we get. My grandparents do live on the river and I grew up there learning to waterski, inner tube, etc. People who don't like water/boating are weirdos to me!!

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  22. oh and that above comment? From me, Raven, not my cousin Taylor. Im just signed in under her :)

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  23. i was totally sing that while reading your post and then BAM!!

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  24. Ok when can we come visit?! We LOVE going to the lake but only get to go a couple times a year!

    PS-stop being so tan and pretty ;)

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  25. As much as I love the beach I love the lake even more. You look gorgeous as always and love Miss Cali's hot pink life jacket!

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  26. Jealous! I want to be on a boat! :)

    And your little dog is just precious!

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  27. Awww Cali has on her little pink life jacket. Totally swaggin'!

    That song cracks me up! I think of it too every time we head out on the boat.

    xx

    P.S I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award in a post!

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  28. so fun! i need to get my lab a life jacket. no, he doesn't need it, but i think they're so cute!

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  29. love boating on the lake. one of my all time favorite things to do :)

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  30. That looks like one perfect relaxing day on the boat!!!! And those houses...WHOA!,

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  31. Oh I so want to be those people!! I love the lake! Trying to contain my jealousy :)

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  32. Grew up on LKN, you are making me miss it so stinking much! Its gorgeous-

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  33. I titled a post in Sept "I'm on a boat." Now the song is stuck in my head!

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  34. I so love your outing on the lake, unique way to have bonding with families and friends. One way to feel the fresh air while hanging up and patching up with them.



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