Thursday, December 18, 2014

Birthday Weekend

I never am much of a birthday person, but I sure do love my cabins!  Since we really have something to do almost every weekend, and it isn't tennis season, we decided this was a great weekend get away with friends and it conveniently fell the weekend after my birthday!  I was so excited to have friends come hang out for a couple days!

We hit the road on Friday around 3:30 so that we could get settled in before dark.  We made it just in time even after sitting in traffic for a bit, and we quickly got unpacked.  Joe and I had lovely company in the car since Kellie Ann was driving up with us as well as one of Joe's coworkers.  Joe and I had bought all the food so we had a car full of things to unpack!  Once we got settled in, Kellie Ann slowly started getting things prepared for dinner (it was fajita Friday) and the guys started trying to get a fire started.  Around 8, my brother, Duncan and Allie, and Reza arrived, just in time for dinner to be served.  We enjoyed fajitas, guacamole, buffalo chicken dip, beans, rice, and I am sure I am missing something!  We definitely had enough food!  After that, there was some Foosball played, a bonfire was made outside to relax around (although we had to go in after a while because it started raining) and we spent a lot of time enjoying the hot tub.  Amanda and Will finally made it around 10, and we played some card games (BS and an attempt at Go Fish)  Since we were all pretty worn out from a long work week and some people had quite a long drive, we headed to bed fairly early. 
So much food!
Everyone slowly got up the next morning and we got breakfast ready.  We kept it simple with eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and bagels and of course had mimosas.  After breakfast, the prepared some of the things for "thanksgiving dinner" that night and then since the rain had stopped, we decided to go hiking!  The weather wasn't perfect, but we survived with only one small portion being super rainy!  Some of the girls made it 4 miles and the rest of the group did right around 3! 
Ready to Hike!

After we got back, it was time to sit back and relax.  We made burgers and hot dogs for lunch and finished the leftovers from the night before, then settled in for some football.  The girls enjoyed some time in the hot tub gossiping and catching up while others took afternoon naps.  Since we had eaten a super late lunch, we enjoyed the FSU/GT ACC championship game, and then had dinner during halftime.  We enjoyed a green bean casserole, cheesy mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.  You can never have too much Thanksgiving!
Thank you for a wonderful weekend :)
Slowly everyone drifted to bed, and then got up in the morning to enjoy one last breakfast.  We enjoyed everyone company, then around 10 or so, we started packing up and hitting the road.  Domen left with my car keys so we were a bit delayed in leaving, but enjoyed some backgammon while we waited for him to get back.  It was such a fun and relaxing weekend and I am so grateful for the friends that had such a long drive to enjoy the weekend with me!  I couldn't ask for a better, more relaxing birthday weekend!

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