During the summer months, we are busier than usual. Not only do we find ways to deal with the heat, like making frequent trips to the pool and water parks, but we also gather up the troops and travel to fun and sunny destinations. All of these activities pull us outside and take us away from our “normal” lives—whatever that may be.
Unlike last summer, we haven’t traveled to any tropical locations or taken any honest-to-goodness vacations; however, we have kept it close to home and just as fun. Perhaps our long weekends this year have meant even more to us than a fancy getaway—we’ve spent time with our families and closest friends.
First up, a weekend at Lake Horseshoe Bay…
I hadn’t been to this particular lake in the Austin, Texas area in years, but it is just as peaceful and beautiful as I remember. Just take a look at who decided to take a rest in the yard:
I have never been so close to a deer, yet alone as many as there were, in my life!
So, what do people do when they’re at the lake?
We ride jet skis…
We entertain the kids by pulling them behind the jet ski…
And most importantly, we spend time with those that mean the most to us…
I honestly can’t remember the last time I spent a weekend away with my girls. We’ve been friends since, well, forever, and since college, we’ve only seen each other on special occasions (engagements, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, kid’s birthdays, and high school reunions). But not this weekend. For the first time in years, we got together with our families and had nothing we had to do but hang out and spend time with each other. Not once did we leave the lake house once we arrived, and that was perfect.
Just a few weeks later, our house was taken over by my family. My mom, dad, brother, and three nephews arrived for an extra-long weekend in the DFW area. Why? Of course, they missed us and wanted to spend time with us, but that wasn’t the primary reason—my nephew had scheduled a few golf tournaments in the area and we finally got to watch him play!
So, that’s it! I hope everyone has enjoyed taking a peek into a few of our summer weekends. With the release of Football Sweetheart, it was time for some fun in the sun!
What have you done this summer? Any fun trips that you’d like to share? What makes for the perfect summer? I’d love to hear from you!
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