This past weekend, we got the chance to go to Lake Norman to help celebrate one of J’s bff’s birthdays. His wifey, Baird, has had this cabin/ lake house in her life since before she was born, and basically, it’s just a perfect little place. You could just imagine the many lazy days of summer spent up there, full of memories and sunshine. So. Here you go… my first house-crashing.
Baird first showed up with one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. She took J and I’s wedding invitation to a Young House Love book signing and had them scribble their John Hancocks right on the front of it. Baird and I had briefly talked about going together to see some of our favorite bloggers, but in the end, I couldn’t get enough time off work to head down to Charlotte.
Here’s Baird and John and their dog, Sawyer (Soybean). He climbs trees. Back to the house. It has such a relaxed, southern, welcoming vibe right when you enter through the screen door. The walls and floors and cabinets and basically everything are made of solid pine, and have a plethora of character and love built right in to the place. Baird’s grandfather was given the choice of which lot he wanted on Lake Norman (back in the 50’s-ish), and he selected this cute and quaint little area and then built a cabin for the family. In addition to two bunkhouses, there’s another little utility-type shed (I don’t know what happens in there. I didn’t look. It looked dark.), as well as a very functional boat shed. We met up with some of J’s other besties, so the boys could all watch the UGA/South Carolina game (Go Bullfrogs!) together. The boys also made sure to get some good solid fishing time in. Encompassing almost the entire length of the house is this fantastic screened-in porch. Along with having plenty of rocking chairs, some genius installed a foot rail. Seriously. Smartest person ever. These guys are good at a couple things: fishing, cooking delicious meals, and fishing. (Did I already say that? Yes? Well. They’re still good at it.) But for real. They’re also really good at being besties. We had a really great time and seriously can’t wait to go back. Happy birthday, John!