Celebrating Poolside with Friends

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life!

This afternoon, Jay and I had some of our good friends over to hang out by the pool, enjoy the beautiful weather, and celebrate a couple of birthdays.

Mal’s birthday was today, while Jay’s birthday is tomorrow, so I forced both of them to wear these silly party hats so I could post about them this evening. They’re such troopers! Happy Birthday, Mal!


I should also mention (again) that Cody’s birthday is tomorrow, too. Yes, he shares his birthday with his dad. Isn’t that sweet? Winking smile


The majority of the afternoon pretty much consisted of swimming, drinking, snacking, and just having a darn good time.




That right there would be the hubby. I’m such a proud wife. Winking smile


And this would be Mike, who is now getting his second appearance on the ‘ol bloggy.



YAY for fun with friends!


Eventually, the birthday cupcakes were brought out and enjoyed by all. I’m tellin’ you guys…I definitely may have to stick with the sprinkles on top. I mean, sprinkles do make everything better.


A little while later, the party moved inside for a bit while everyone got ready to head out for dinner.


And then, we were off to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que!


While waiting for a table, some of us enjoyed a beverage out on the patio. Knowing from the last time that we came here that they serve my favorite blueberry beer, I most definitely had to take part in that. It’s just so good.


While out on the patio, I also attempted to get a picture with “little” bro, which turned out to be more difficult than I expected…



Awww, I love my Dan. Smile


Eventually, we got ourselves a table (after realizing that we never really had to wait in the first place) and immediately…started sweating our faces off.


Oh.my.god. I honestly don’t think I have ever eaten a meal and been so incredibly hot in my entire life.


We had planned on sitting out on the patio, but I guess all of our time in the pool today misconstrued our thoughts on the actual temps…because it was H-O-T-T HOT!

Some of us, who will go unnamed, even resorted to extreme methods to fend off the sweat…


I can’t blame him though…I probably should have done the same thing.


For food, Kate and I shared a small order of Fried Green Tomatoes…because, umm, they’re amazing.


And for my dinner, I went full-on comfort food and ordered the Memphis Style Pulled BBQ Pork sandwich with sweet mashed potatoes and mac & cheese for my sides.


I made it through all of my sandwich and about half of my sides before calling it quits (the mac & cheese started to get kinda blah anyways). I think each and every one of us left the restaurant both a) profusely warm, and b) extremely full. Whew.

So while today was definitely not my healthiest day on record, I can honestly say that it really does not matter. As I say all the time…it’s all about balance. I had a blast with some great people, and will be ready to get back on track tomorrow…starting with my 5:45am BodyCombat class. I’m ready!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too. Open-mouthed smile

Question for the Evening:

What was the highlight of your weekend?

What was your favorite indulgence of the weekend?


  1. briana says

    that looks like a blast of a day! What time do you wake up to get the the gym for your class? I now have to be at work before 8 and am struggling to get up at 5 instead of 5:30 to work out!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh, I had the sweatiest meal of my life today too. The oven had been on all afternoon making the Husband cookies, and then I made spaghetti squash – i was sweating eating it. Ugggh! Finally things have gotten cooler.

  3. says

    It’s SO HOT outside! Cory and I thought it would be a good idea to go hiking today because it was “cool” at 9:00 this morning. “Cool” was about 75 – and it didn’t last. While that was fun, the highlight of my weekend was a friend’s wedding last night!

  4. says

    I went out to dinner yesterday and we planned on sitting outside. Our walk from the parking lot to the restaurant left us super sweaty so we nixed our outdoor dining plans and sat in the cool AC.

    I have that blueberry beer sitting in my fridge. It’s soo good!

  5. says

    Looks like a lovely day! I spent mine by the pool as well, it is the best way to spend summer days :). I indulged in a ton of fro yo and had a lovely beach workout today!

    I must agree with you 100% Sprinkles really do make everything better!!

  6. says

    My biggest indulgence of the weekend were seven layer bars. They were SO good, but def not good for you. Bringing the rest to work with me so they’re out of the house :)

    P.S. Just started reading your blog and I love it!

  7. says

    Our cat and my hubby share a birthday too :)
    Highlight of my weekend was going out to my husband’s family reunion and seeing his grandparents! It was awesome weather and very relaxing too.
    Indulgence of the weekend…the chocolate dipped macaroon I had on Friday!

  8. says

    Aw that looks like such a fun day – minus the sweating at dinner. Ugh, I find it really hard to eat when I’m that hot! I think my highlight of the weekend was spending lots of time with my bf, and having his mom make us apple cinnamon pancakes this morning – thanks to Mama Pea’s recipe :)

  9. says

    Happy birthday to Jay!! Those cupcakes you made look FANTASTIC.

    Also, I just got caught up on your old posts and the fact that he made you a half birthday cake is freaking awesome. I need to find a hubby like that!

  10. says

    Best day EVER!!! Happy Bday to Jay and Cody tomorrow!! That is so exciting:) Your cupcakes look amazing and I have never tried fried green tomatoes!!!! I think I might have to!

  11. says

    Since I’m babysitting the best things we hav done is probably spent a total of 5 or 6 hours at the pool, 4 year olds are really fun at the pool! I really could just eat a plate full of sweet mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese.

  12. says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the hubby and the cute kitty :) LOVE your action diving board shots! Those are always so hard to get! ps, your husband is amazing for cooking up the half birthday cake, you two are adorable!

  13. says

    What a FUN time!! I love the belly flop picture- haha 😀
    & I HATE eating when it’s so hot. It makes me enjoy my meal less..just because all that I think about is how HOT I am, rather than how the food tastes.
    Oh, blueberry beer….YUM! That is my favorite too :) Have you tried SeaDog blueberry beer? SO GOOD!

  14. says

    Is Cody’s “birthday” the day you found him? That’s what I did with my pug… his “birthday,” since it’s technically unknown, was the day I got him at the shelter!

    My favorite indulgence from this weekend? My aunt made my grandmother’s pound cake! YUM!


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