I'm on a boat!

As I mentioned Monday, we spent the long holiday weekend in Arkansas visiting Jared's parents at their new home. It was a short visit, but we crammed about as much as you can into a few days together.

His parents rented out an awesome boat and we drove up to a gorgeous lake for the day. I don't think there is anything that makes me happier than being out on the water on a gorgeous day. (Except maybe Disney, but that's because I'm obsessed) Boating is my happy place-- I wish I got to do it more often!


We definitely soaked up some sun- especially with the fun 'sundeck' on top of our boat!

And I cannot even begin to describe how old I felt the day after this..... Apparently tubing is a huge arm workout. Who knew?! ;)


My in-laws are pretty cute :) And they spoiled us silly while we were there!!

After an awesome long day on the boat, we were beat so the rest of the evening was a low-key dinner and lounging around with our favorite puppies.

The next day, we visited the craziest flea market ever. Everything was so dirty and run-down, but the people there were SO NICE. Definitely reminded me we were not in Ohio.
Arkansas flea market

Arkansas flea market

Arkansas flea market
Oooh, I wish I would have bought this!!
We also stopped in a little nearby town called Smackover to see their one traffic light still on a post. I think it's only one of two like that in the entire country.

Overall, we had a blast in Arkansas! Sure, we spent 22 hours in a car in the matter of a few days- but it was worth it for a fun time with family.

32 comments

  1. ahhhh lake weekends are the bEST!

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  2. so much FUN!! Do you remember which lake y'all went to?

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  3. You always have the COOLEST pictures!! What a cool little trip. Hahaha just one stoplight?? Dang!

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  4. Now I want to go on a boat!! Need to find some friends with one.. :P That white dog looks like he's so comfy on caleb's lap haha :)

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  5. Sounds like the best time ever! And you definitely should have bought that orange thing! :)

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  6. Fun weekend! I love the tree pics, super cute.

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  7. SOOOO much fun! As always, great pictures.
    There is something about that southern hospitality that makes me want to leave Illinois permanently!
    And yes, Disney is probably THE happiest place on earth! I agree with you on that...

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  8. I'm so jealous that your in-laws are so awesome. I want to rent a boat! I have no idea how much that would cost though. Water tubing looks like so much fun! I love the pictures!

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  9. Looove the picture of Caleb and Buffy...I'm dying! Loved sharing this roadtrip with you guys...love you!!!

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  10. I love this- as I told Kayla yesterday, AR has some funny places and it's SO true! You should google Booger Hallow, AR (population 7 counting one coon dog) and NO stop lights :) hahahaha I do love my home state and parts are WAY more civilized! I love flea markets, I go all the time!!

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  11. Tubing is hard work!! I'm always so sore after!!

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  12. So fun! I'm glad y'all had so much fun - looks like it was a great trip!

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  13. Looks like it was great. I think the flea market is hilarious. It's like they thought "hey sticks would be the best way to get this stuff sold!"

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  14. Road trips are always worth it to see the family :) Looks like y'all had a blast. I LOVE tubing!

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  15. Love the pictures with you guys and the trees. Looks like you had a blast on the boat.

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  16. yay boats and puppies! and that is quite interesting trivia about the stop light.

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  17. That table!! Ha! Did you catch it mid fall or was that stuff actually sitting like that?

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  18. This looks like so much fun! I'm so jealous of your tubing and boating. I haven't been on a boat in forever! You two are so cute!

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  19. Ahh, being on the water is my happy place too!

    You guys and your kissy pics are way too cute ;)

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  20. omg that table, prob been like that for years...... i love spending time on the water and I would probably die if it tried to water ski/wake board/tube now

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  21. haha one old school stop light- neat!

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  22. Um, those tree pictures are adorable. I'd like to be on a boat right now. Well, not right now where I am because it's pouring down rain but... somewhere.

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  23. This looks like so much fun. My parents visited Arkansas last year. They want to do a family trip there.

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  24. Y'all are adorable. I love LOVE that pic of y'all on the tube with your arms up!

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  25. weekends on the lake are amazing! so glad you guys were able to go see jared's parents on the long weekend! i can't imagine how hard it must be living so far away from them now!
    p.s. PERFECT sunglasses for the weekend! love them :)

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  26. so.much.fun!! i'm so jealous. we stayed inside and watched the rain pour down on our 4th :)

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  27. I was wondering what part of Arkansas you were in. We have a "town" nearby called Possum Valley that has a road sign telling you where heaven and hell are and how many miles to New York, LA, Seattle....
    Very funny that it is out in the middle of nowhere.

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  28. The picture of you two between the trees! I love love love! :)

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  29. Aw your weekend looks like a fantastic one!!! Love those shades and that picture of you and Jared on the tube. :)

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  30. Looks like such a sweet weekend! Hope you have an equally amazing one this time around :)

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  31. I have always wanted to tube like that! Fun fun!!

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