Christmas In July {Lake Things}

Who forgets their camera at home after an hour in of driving to the cottage?
Idiots people like myself.

Today, you'll have to be OK with iphone quality pictures for my weekend recap.
This weekend had the potential to not be so good, but it turned out to be wonderful. When we got to the lake on Friday, the weather was terrible... high winds, rain, and looking like a tornado could come through at any minute. Luckily, by noon on Saturday it cleared up and it was a good thing because my parents came up to the lake for the day! We were so worried the weather was going to be horrible for them, but it turned out to be a beautiful day.

We spent the first half of Saturday at Put in Bay for Christmas in July. What in the world is Christmas in July you ask? It's when the whole island decorates for Christmas, the bands play Christmas songs, people dress up in Santa hats (or as Santa), and you have an excuse to celebrate Christmas in the summertime. Pretty cool, huh? After Put in Bay, we headed back to the cottage to take my parents out for a boat ride. It was such a beautiful night and it was great to have both Billy's parents and my parents together for the day! :)

After this weekend, it's safe to say I'm pretty anxious ready for fall to be here. We have done so much this summer and have been blessed to have some beautiful weekends at the lake, but this girl is tired! Give me some 70 degree days. Ahh...yes. That's what I need.

Allow me to let the pictures do the talking (it is almost Monday, afterall). 

...can you find the Santa hat?

How awesome is this Ohio State inspired house?!

Ben, Billy's dad, and Jonathan

My parents on the boat

On Sunday, we decided to take the boat to Cedar Point 
and the boys went tubing!

Oh, and I can't forget to mention this.
This definitely happened on the way home..

My husband loves his BBQ and decided to randomly stop at a place
 {can you even call it that? It's pretty high class, as you can see.}
 off the side of the road on the way home. 
One pulled pork sandwich and a side of baked beans later...we were on our way. 
After a picture, of course.


How was your weekend?
Have you ever been to Put in Bay?

Rocky says happy manic Monday...

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  1. Looks like an amazing weekend. I love those orange sailboat shorts. J. Crew? Too cute! I'm so not ready for fall. I have loved all these beautiful summer weekends and need more!

  2. Texas BBQ is better! That is all.


  3. I didn't know Christmas in July was a legit thing! That sounds like such a good time. I'm glad you guys had fun :)

  4. aww looks like a super fun weekend! How cute is that boardwalk! Ohio definitely does not suck... and that OSU themed house definitely definitely does not suck.

    Kind of obsessed with your boat shorts : )


  5. Aw Rocky's cute picture was the best ending to the blog post! Looks like you had a great weekend, I was cracking up at all of your pictures on Instagram of Billy's hot relatives :)

  6. I am going next weekend lady friend :) looks like a fun time, as always!

  7. I have been to Put in Bay and I loved it! I'm really hoping to get a day trip in before the summer is over! Looks like you all had a blast this weekend :)

    PS- your shorts are adorable!

  8. What a fun weekend! Sun, family and boating!

  9. Aww HIIII TIMMY & JU JU!!!!! And of course, my sweet boy Rocky! Aww I miss his face every damn time!

    I like your sailboat shorts. I'm thinking about getting a pair with unicycles on them. Thoughts?

  10. awww look at sweet little Rocky and all his preciousness! Tilly says heeeyyyy Rocky! :)

  11. Aw, looks so fun. That pic of rocky melts my heart! I hope Billy enjoyed that BBQ!

  12. Looks like an amazing weekend.... honestly what weekend on a lake wouldn't be amazing lol. Your puppy is the cutest ever. xo

  13. uggghhh i want to go to Put In Bay!

    next time im there we must go!! ANNNNDDDD cedar point!! :-)

    im in love with this whole christmas in july thing. deff making me itch for fall/winter and those pretttyyy things!

    miss u sweet girl!!

  14. your boating outfit is so cute! those shorts are adorable


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