6.11.2012

Weekend At The Cottage



....could also be under "paradise" in the dictionary.
My dictionary, that is. ;)

We spent the weekend at the lake (in Port Clinton) with Billy's parents, siblings, and grandparents, and naturally it was wonderful, relaxing, and really- just perfect. You know how everyone has their "happy place"? This would probably be ours. Have you noticed I'm somewhat a pool/water/sunshine rat in the summer? 'Tis true. I dare you to try and pry me away.


Both Billy and I enjoy being on the water and it's so fun to escape the city for a weekend and spend quality time with family. I'm thinking we need to get our own little cottage, yes? Let's get on that, babe. As you can probably guess, the majority of the weekend was spent on Billy's parents new boat, jetskiing (I got up to 55mph before the lake waves almost knocked me off!), and at Put In Bay. Put in Bay (an island full of bars/restaurants/fun activities) is only a short boat ride from the cottage, so we spent the afternoon on Saturday there and rented a golf cart to drive around the island and bar hop! They have a couple beautiful wineries on the island as well. On Sunday, we took the boat out to Cedar Point (one of the largest amusements parks) and cruised around there.  


Let's let the pictures do the explaining since they do a much better job than I do...





{the sangria recipe that I posted last Friday proved to be delish.}









{Billy's brother bench pressing me.. he's single, ladies!}








...Can we go back now?!
Just beautiful.
We're hoping to get many more weekends at the cottage this year!
{I linked up with Sami for the Weekend Recap blog hop! Go link up too.}

Have you been to Put In Bay before? 
Definitely take a trip there and Cedar Point if you are ever in town visiting...it's a guaranteed great time!


If you have a minute, would you pray for Billy's grandpa? He isn't doing too well and I know Billy's family would appreciate any prayers his way. We love him so much!


*You have until 6/30 to enter the $100 Target GiftCard sweepstakes! {here}

*Up this week is my office reveal {even if it's months late...I know, I know.} and some awesome products from my favorite shops. I'm so excited to share with you guys!



39 comments :

  1. Mmm, I love being out boating! I haven't been to Put-in-bay in probably 10 years, but I went to Cedar Point last year, love it!! :) We usually boat in Brookville, IN and it's always a blast. I'm totally a chicken on jetski's lol!

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  2. Looks like so much fun! We just went to Cedar Point...I was a senior trip chaperone. I am no longer a roller coaster girl, unfortunately! :)

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  3. Gorg!! Where is this, cause I need to run there.

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  4. wow!! you got some awesome pictures!!! it looks like y'all had a fun weekend..I love being out on the boat in the summertime!

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  5. So jealous of your weekend, looks like a PERFECT summer weekend!! :) And you look super cute with all your outfits, as per usual!! :)

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  6. Looks like a great weekend! I'm sending good wishes for Billy's grandpa!!

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  7. as always, your weekend looked ammazzzee .. I am obsessed with that first pic and the sunset, SOO pretty! Looks like a fab time, love all the pics!

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  8. Looks like an awesome trip! I've been looking for friends with a boat here in Chicago... haha. :) P.S. Love the anchor name sign!!

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  9. What a beautiful place to spend the weekend! Looks like so much fun.

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  10. Speaking of cottages, Houston has some great places you could look into...just saying.

    Katie-the one of you laying across the front of the boat is SO pretty!!!! Love it!

    Love you! I'll be thinking/praying for Grandpa Krysh <3

    PS-Rocky looks PEEEEEEEEESED off being tied to that tree. Take my down off that tree!!

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  11. Thanks for linking up lady, you da best :) I am so jealous of your amazing weekend! Looks like so much fun! I absolutely love Cedar Point, my Aunt and Uncle used to drive and take us there every time we went to visit them in Ohio!

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  12. Great Pictures! i love all those beautiful sunset pics, just freaking gorgeous! i'm a summer girl, too. ain't nothing better than lake days, tans, and refreshing drinks. looks like yall had a blast!



    love and prayers to billy's grandpa :)

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  13. I absolutely adore this post! I grew up in NE Ohio, so all these locations bring up great memories.

    Oh and tell Billy's brother I'm single too ;) haha

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  14. Great pictures!! Oh I'm so jealous :) Looks amazing!

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  15. Looks like such a fun weekend!! Loved seeing all the pics come through Instagram!

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  16. Those photos are amazing. Looks like the perfect summer weekend/getaway. Sending well wishes to Billy's grandpa. Happy Monday friend.

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  17. Beautiful pics... Love that area!!! Hope we can get together soon miss you!!

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  18. I want to go!!! looks like so much fun!

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  19. Ahh I saw the Dragster and just about died! I love Cedar Point, it's the best park I've ever been to. Next up on the list is this Put In Bay, looks like a fabulous time!

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  20. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up with us! I want to see a beautiful sunset like that. Don't see that too often in downtown Chicago. Have a great week!

    Xox, Dana

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  21. love the pics of gramp!

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  22. Um, thanks looks like paradise!! So beautiful! Glad you had a fantastic weekend - thanks for linking up with us!

    Sending prayers to his sweet grandpa :)

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  23. That seriously looks like the best weekend ever! So much fun.

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  24. Looks so fun and beautiful!! Wish I could be there right now!

    I love that minty top that you wore! Where did you get it?

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  25. Looks so incredible. Boating is pretty much my favorite thing ever, well except for laying by the pool. Actually, they're probably tied. :)

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  26. Looks like an amazing weekend! I LOVE being out on our boat.... does Billy's brother want to move to Wisconsin? :) It's a lot like Ohio, and I have client throughout the state so I travel to Ohio for work....

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  27. What fun photos!!! We love going out on Jer's family's boat!!! This past weekend was SO gorgeous!!

    Your grandfather (in law) will be in my thoughts!! Hope he gets better soon!! :)

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  28. Prayers for Billy's grandpa coming his way! Looks like a perfectly fun trip!

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  29. Your pictures are incredible! Looks like a fun time was had by all.

    Sending prayers for hub's grandpa.

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  30. Those are some beautiful pictures! Love that anchor with the last name. So cute!

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  31. wow, what fun! i love boating and going to the lake. you're so cute, i love your mint top!!

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  32. I love that mint-ish blue top in your first couple of pics! It is adorable! Where did you get it??

    Sounds like a fun weekend!

    xx Liz
    http://sharpmindsthinkalike.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love that mint-ish blue top in your first couple of pics! It is adorable! Where did you get it??

    Sounds like a fun weekend!

    xx Liz
    http://sharpmindsthinkalike.blogspot.com/

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  34. homegirl i looked through all 120-something of these pics on facebook.....BREATHTAKING!! looks like a perfect paradise weekend!

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  35. ughhhh i showed kurt your Facebook album from this weekend and we were sooooo wanting to be there! LOOKS GORGEOUS!! I loved being at cedar point seeing the water and the marina and everything...you guys are so lucky to live so close to there!

    gorgy as usuallll :-) and damnnn billys bro for bench pressing you! hahah love it!! So wish we got to meet him!!!

    praying for billys grandpa lots and lots. Give him hugs for me!

    xoxoxo love and miss you both

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  36. Looks like SO much fun! I love that first photo! Oh, and no lie, I have said for years one of the items on my "list" for Mr. Right was that he had to be able to bench press my weight. I need to meet this brother of Billy's! :)

    I'll definately say a prayer for his grandpa.

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  37. Looks like you had so much fun! I'm jealous of all the water time you get. There's nothing I love more yet I don't see to be near water as much as I'd like in the summer.

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  38. Wow the cottage looks A MAZING!!!! Super jealous! Looking at your pictures gets me excited for our Florida trip...we leave to night!!! Btw- I enjoy following you on instagram! I am probably the last person on this earth to just join but hey better late than never. Follow me @ngeller23

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