We are nearing the end of our three-week stay in Horseshoe Bay for this week. My blog has been quiet during our time here mostly due to exhaustion from too much sun and a balance of trying to maintain my part-time job while juggling two young children without childcare. I have been working every free moment that might have otherwise been devoted to blog time.
Nevertheless, this annual trip is always good for our family's souls and everyone is leaving happy and healthy (and the guys are even more weird).
Again, we rented a condo on the water. This year, we added a pontoon boat and a water trampoline to the lake fleet. Both additions were so much fun for having friends come to visit.
We loved having the Burrus family visit for a day of lake fun:
Palmer and Charlie on the tube:
Grace is curious about getting out on the tube next year:
Palmer also found it was easy to make neighbor friends when he had a fun trampoline in the water to entice everyone with.
And Rick was impressed with Palmer's game when little P shared the trampoline with 5 high school neighbor girls!
While Rick ventured over to his firm's Austin office during the week, the kids and my weekdays consisted of a morning pool outing, lunch and naps back at the condo, and quiet afternoons filled with playing. In Dallas, we keep quite busy schedules, so the relaxing lake schedule is always good for us to recharge.
These two are getting so playful with each other:
Rick and my nights looked like this:
We loved our visit from the Kasling family. Trey and Rick were college roommates in undergrad. Both little Joy and Trey celebrated their birthdays with us:
And later in the week, we had more visitors: Adrienne and Matt came for a few days. Adrienne and I love to cook together and filled the weekend with great food and lots of sun:
Always the entertainer, Palmer loves inventing new "tricks" at the pool.
We're sad to part from the hill country for now. A piece of our heart is always with this land.