Anywho - I hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Quite frankly, I didn't really want to come back after our weekend. We took off for a much needed weekend with college friends and I had a blast!
Ben's roommate, Cale, makin' his move ;)
We (me, Ben, Brenda & Landon) took off after work on Friday to meet 7 of our closest friends at Lake Granbury. Colby, another one of Ben's roommates, has a lake house that we frequently visited while at Baylor and has a special place in my heart. This is where Ben and I really first hung out (not dating) and where we went while we were on our way to dating and then, where we officially started dating. Needless to say, a lot of flirting went down at this lake house!!
The lake house is somewhere it's pretty hard to get a workout in, but I was determined to stay on track. So after hanging out 'til 2 AM on Friday, I got up around 8 AM and headed out for a run. I didn't really know where I was going and actually got lost at one point, so it wasn't the hardest run I've ever done, but it was a good 30 minute workout and I was shweaty since it was about 101....ok maybe just 85 degrees outside.
This is what I walked in on when I thought I was going to bed on Friday night. Two hours later my bed was finally ready for me!
Unfortunately, the lake was super rough and we didn't get to do any tubing (my absolute favorite). We all soaked up plenty of sun and cooked out on Saturday night before the boys got into an intense game of poker. The girls decided to rent a movie, but the sun totally sucked all the energy out of us and we all ended up falling asleep about 1/4 of the way through.
Ben at the beginning of the game....
Ben in the middle of the game! P-p-p-poker face!
I woke up around 8:30 AM on Saturday for a 45 minute hike filled with lots and lots of hills. I noticed many times while out on the lake how totally ok I am with just laying around. Something I am definitely not ok with at home, so it felt good to get in a good sweat every morning. Here are some fun pics from another day spent soaking up the sun...."I'm gonna soak up the sun. I got my (12) on so I can rock on!"
I love my boo
Ladies - he is single and he's got dance moves!
So she didn't go to Baylor, but I met her while in college and I love her like I love my college friends!
Kappa Sigma true love
And after this, disaster struck....while we were packing up the boat to head back, all the girls piled into the front while the guys got things in order in the back. Because we just love each other so much, we all just stayed in the front for the ride back to the house...bad idea. I was on the edge of the seat and was holding onto the gap in the windshield. Like I said, the water was super rough. We hadn't been driving too long when we hit a bump (aka wave) and with my back to it, the lose flap of the windshield flew shut and found my hand as it landed. OUCH!
This doesn't really do it justice, but this was the day after.
I was in a whole lot of pain the rest of the night, but I tried not to let it show because we were heading over to Colby's parents' new house for a wonderful dinner. The homemade ice cream with chocolate sprinkles made it all (for the night) better.
I took another hike, this time for a little over an hour, on Monday morning before getting back to the lake house to pack up and head home. To add to the exciting weekend, I almost stepped on a snake on my hike. For about the 2 seconds I wasn't paying attention to where I was walking, I missed the fact that a snake was in the road. I literally came inches from it and my body froze before I decided I would just carefully walk about it and hope it didn't follow me. Thank goodness it didn't!
Although it was a bit of an uncomfortable ride home, my hand kept swelling and falling asleep, it was a FABULOUS weekend! I can't tell you how much I've missed these sweet sweet friends. For some reason there's just nothing like the friends you make in college. I'm not saying that we haven't made wonderful friends after Baylor, we have, but these particular friends just know me like no one else. Definitely a much needed friend love fest for Ben and me!!
Sic 'em Bears and thank you Baylor for the wonderful friends!!