Hi friends, I hope you’re having a great weekend!
My Bestie Lisa has been visiting from Calgary for the past two weeks, and is currently on a plane back there, so it was my plan this weekend to soak up as much time as possible with her.
I had Friday afternoon off work, so after the nunga talk, I headed up to her parents’ cottage to spend the day with her in the sun!
We enjoyed a delicious lunch out on their deck that overlooks the lake.
A homemade barbecued cheeseburger topped with hamburger relish, sweet corn relish (so good), pickles, ketchup and mustard.
The best part of this burger was that it was on a cheese bun!
And the best part of this lunch was the view:
And obviously the company.
After lunch, Lisa’s parents took us out on this bad boy.
Lisa’s dad is actually president of the sailing club in their area so he knows his way around that thing and took us on a sweet tour around the lake.
Sailing looks like quite a bit of work. Thankfully, we didn’t know what we were doing (or I didn’t, at least), so we mostly just leisured up in the bow of the boat and enjoyed the view.
It was the ultimate leisuring experience.
Lisa’s mom is so cute behind me, hehe.
It was so relaxing that at one point we were both laying down on the bow and we fell asleep! I grew up on this lake, so being on it gives me a sense of comfort .
Later that evening we headed back to my house to hang out some more. We had tons of girl talk, along with this:
Lisa’s cousin Katie gave us each a bottle of Skinnygirl Margarita’s when we went out for sushi last week, which Lis and I were both eager to try.
We thought the margarita was a little strong on its own, so we mixed it with a splash of Perrier to tone it down a little. We made a drink for Ando and his friend Cam as well, who we made honourary skinny girls for the evening. They actually liked it .
I think I would have liked it a whole lot more if it wasn’t tequila, but I’m definitely not a big tequila drinker and it definitely had a tequila taste. Not bad though, I’d probably drink it again!
In the morning, I made Lis and A-Rod oatmeal pancakes for breaky.
I topped mine with peanut butter and maple syrup and dug in.
Lisa was a big fan of them!
These were an awesome addition, and we all commented on how chocolatey and delicious these little chunks were. They made the pancakes extra yummy, and we were surprised at the ingredients, only brown sugar, cocoa and cocoa butter! It made us wonder what else is usually in chocolate…
I’ll have to see if I can find these little chunks around, because they may be my new fave chocolate chip.
More Cottage Time
Anywhoozles, after breakfast Lis and I headed back up to her cottage to spend the day doing what we did for countless summers when we were growing up. Suntan by the lake, swim, and read.
Lisa is one of the only friends that I can just sit around and read with. It is something that we have always done since we were little and reading Archie Comics and RL Stine Fear Street books (remember those?!). We were huge nerds growing up and both LOVED to read. We would read together (but our own books, separately), for hours, talking occasionally if anything exciting was going on in our books, or if our books reminded us of something we wanted to talk about.
We both consider it quality time . It is our best friend ritual.
We also took this little boat out for a spin across the lake.
So much fun.
Annnnnd we enjoyed some delicious eats.
Barbecued sausage, roasted potatoes, and a big salad beast that Lis and I made.
We spent the entire day just talking, and reading and leisuring and swimming, and it was really awesome. I was so sad when I finally had to say goodbye, I’m going to miss this girl!
But I know I will see her again soon, and that she is just a phone call away! I’m so glad I got to spend a lot of time with her though.
What is your favourite thing to do with your best friend?
Mine is lay on the dock in the sunshine and talk about the things that you just can’t talk with anyone else about