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Lake Day!

Sunday was officially an awesome day. After my morning workout the weather was really heating up and I had to take advantage of it. The hubs was desperate to go fishing, so we decided to drive to a beautiful lake nearby and try our luck. Well, his luck. I was only interested in tanning, reading, and eating Nerds. 
What I needed for a nice afternoon. Yes, those are Nerds in a Ziploc bag.
Portion control, baby!

We walked around and took some photos, naturally, before the fishing and it was so gorgeous. Coming from Hong Kong, it's crazy to me that this lake is going to be so close to our new home! Here are some pics from the day:
I found a ladybug!

The Lake

Me & the hubs.

All in all, a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

What did you get up to this Sunday?

Tell me about cool places near your homes! I know some of you live near some beautiful mountains, parks, running trails....!

Hope your Monday mornings are bearable.... :)


  1. Sounds like a great day! It was a little chilly this weekend in RVA but going to hit 80 today. I am so ready for warmer weather and my flip flops!

  2. That looks gorgeous! I live near a good size river with some paved trails around it, and I love a lake that's near me that has great hiking trails. Love pretty places!!

  3. I LOVED that book. What do you think? I actually have a first edition signed copy of it that I got from our library's annual book sale. Cost a total of $.50!

  4. SO awesome that you spent your Sunday at a lake. That sounds so relaxing and fun. I did school stuff most of my Sunday then came home and caught up on Netflix movies :) I live near the mountains though and hike/run/play in them when ever I can :) Have a GREAT week!

  5. Looks amazing!!!! Ah--so jealous! I am all about reading and tanning! Wish I could join you!

    I spent Sunday at the baseball park! :P

  6. I wish it was warm enough hear to lay in the sunshine. But, Seattle is a beautiful area - lots of waters & mountains, & close to the ocean. We're going to the beach this weekend with the kids, which is always entertaining. :)

  7. That lake looks so peaceful and beautiful! Didn't do much on Sunday besides work, but on Saturday my day was filled with running and biking around the big park by my house! Hooray for outdoors!

  8. I went for a walk on Sunday... I was still sore from my 11 miler the day before! It was a great way to get my daily dose of Vitamin D!!

    I totally agree with you on the diet pop thing, by the way. It's hard to trade a Diet Dr Pepper (my fave) for a bottle of Smart Water, but yes, you sleep so much better when you do!


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