Thursday, July 19, 2012

Birthday + House Boat Fun

We kicked off the birthday celebrations Thursday night for dinner out at one of our favorite restaurants...


Stephen was excited, yet a little "iffy" about the house boat stay I planned for us. He worried about the details like having the right weather. I told him I had no choice, I planned this about a month ago so I had to hope for the best weather possible. It ended up being one of the most gorgeous days of the summer, we could not have been any luckier! 


We met up with some friends boating Sunday afternoon before residing back at our home for the night. Once we got back we wanted to enjoy one more swim before cleaning up.


Obligatory canonball. This picture cracks me up! 


Of course I did not do a cannon ball. I played it safe and just jumped and screamed.



Boat snacks were fresh guacamole dip {mouth watering amazing} I made in just a few minutes.
 Yep, we ate the chips straight outta' the bag.



It was still really hot sitting on the porch below, so we headed to the roof! I assured my parents that the roof is in fact, made for company. 
The built in ladder gets you up there and then you get to enjoy pure bliss. 


Curly hair gone wild! It was just the two of us so these shots are the only version we have.



Warning: if you get bored with pictures of sunsets, you should not read any further. The highlight of our night was watching this incredible sunset though, so hopefully you will take a peek! ;)





The sun sinking low...



We planned an easy meal for dinner: homemade pasta salad and brats on the grill. We wanted to enjoy as much time outside as possible, which ended up being the perfect plan. Later on, another boat nearby shot off fireworks, an unexpected treat! 


To cap off the night, we made s'mores! 


And we were up at sunrise the next morning. Major feat for myself.



It was such a fantastic getaway and we are already planning the next time we can do this again. 
Thanks for reading along for our little adventure! xoxo.

16 comments:

Dayna Leigh said...

Sounds and looks like a fantastic time, Katie!

Mrs. Type A said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Dana Frieling said...

Gorgeous pictures! Any plans on framing a few to add to your home's decor?

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh this looks like an incredible time! Those sunrise/sunsets areto die for!

pam {simple details} said...

You two pack in more fun than anyone I know! Never too many gorgeous sunsets for me!

Miss Southern Prep said...

Those sunsets are gorgeous! And I love, love, love your orange necklace!

CALLIE said...

Perfection! Looks like the best time. I am so jealous of all of your time on the water.

megan said...

That little vacay seriously looks like the perfect vacation!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous vacation photos and beautiful blog! Love your necklace in the first photo :)

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Casey @ Classic with a Pop said...

Oh my gosh, you stayed on a HOUSEBOAT?! That sounds like SO much fun! What a lovely getaway!

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

your photos are amazing!! love the sunset :) :)

Sarah said...

Your photos are amazing! You will have to frame some of those!

Allyson Butler said...

Great pictures, and I love that necklace!

Pris said...

What a great idea! Looks like you had a blast@

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Brookley said...

Hi! New to reading your blog and saw this post from your 2012 highlights post...such a fun idea:) Just curious where this is or how you went about arranging the houseboat? Thank you for the inspiration!