Weekends are my favourite! Why? Because I get to meet a bunch of cool new people & capture their memories for them!
But when I have a weekend off, like this past weekend, I love to hang out with friends & capture some memories of our own. Most of the time I tell myself to leave my camera at home & try to relax, but this past weekend was an exception. We went to my friends gorgeous cottage & every year I go, I tell myself I have to bring my camera to take photos because I always end up just using my phone or point & shoot (yes, I own one of those too!) so this year I actually brought my DSLR out & I'm so glad I did.
The weekend started out jumping off of the top of the boat into the lake and swimming around for the entire afternoon Friday. We made a late lunch of delicious BBQ sausages then continued to hang out by the water & enjoying the nice weather. Around 7:30 we figured we should probably head up to the cottage & start on dinner. We made pasta with caesar salad & garlic bread. We were going to go out & hang out in the hot tub or have a small fire, but we all ended up being too exhausted to do anything & a few people passed out on the couch...
Saturday we got up around 8am & made bacon & eggs for breakfast. We cleaned up then headed back down to the lake for more swimming & relaxing. We went for a little tour on the boat around the lake then came back & we decided to do some wake boarding for a while. I hung back & took some photos from the shore. We made burritos for lunch then loaded up the boat with some drinks & chairs, then headed to the beach which is about a 5 min boat ride from the cottage. We hung out there, listened to some music & I had an impromptu photoshoot with one of my friends! We headed back to the cottage around 6 & made a delicious dinner of BBQ ribs, BBQ corn on the cob, potatoes & salad. The guys went out to the hot tub while the ladies stayed inside sipping on some wine & sangria. All of a sudden we hear cheering from down at the lake. Yep... the guys ran from the hot tub, all the way down to the lake, & jumped in. I think they were expecting it to be cold, but it was still warmer than the air outside, so they didn't get as much of a shock as they were hoping for. Cottage weekend isn't a cottage weekend with out Cards Against Humanity, so we finally stayed up a little later (which was a bad idea since we had to be up early Sunday morning to drive home) & played a few rounds while dying of laughter & enjoying some good ol' Mexican tequila.
Sunday we woke up to all our clothes outside being soaked. It poured rain all night & we forgot we had left some bathing suits & towels out to dry. Well, they didn't dry... Probably ended up wetter than they were in the first place. We made pancakes for breakfast & then packed up all our stuff, loaded the boat & made our way to the main land. It's always sad when the weekend comes to an end, but when your friends live in another province & you only get to see them once a year, it's a little more sad.
I'm always so grateful for the Foster/Lehmann Cottage Weekend. Good times. Good laughs. Good people.