Thursday, July 28, 2016

Horseshoe Bay 2016

We are nearing the end of a full week in Horseshoe Bay.  
If you saw me right now, you would see I've fully embraced lake life- no makeup, barely brushed and windswept ponytail, and some ensemble of bathing suit and cover up (because who really wants to keep going back and forth between getting dressed and swim suits?!)
My biggest accomplishment? Giving the kids a bath- it had been days because I was counting the pool as a bath.
This year has been so much easier with Grace.  Last year, she was 15 months- walking, but had no precautions to the lake or swimming pools.  This year, she understands boundaries better and our newest worry is her newfound lack of fear in the water.  In the past few days, Grace has decided she is ready to swim underwater and jump into the water from the side without a floatie.  All great, except she doesn't make sure that someone is ready.  My eyes are on her AT ALL TIMES right now as I keep trying to explain that she needs to say, "Mommy, are you ready?" before she swims underwater.
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Meanwhile, Mr. Palmer is a water fool.  And I am a one-trick pony with photos...
I asked Palmer earlier, "What is your day like at Horseshoe Bay?"  He said, "We eat, we swim, we have lunch, we swim in the lake, we eat dinner, we get in the lake."  Yep.  That's about it.  (With the addition of me sneaking in work emails, working during nap, and ordering plumbing supplies and a bathtub for our upcoming master bath remodel!)
Unfortunately, Rick has had to work much more than we hoped or expected.  He normally commutes to his nearby Austin office about half of the time during our annual trip and works from here the rest of the time.  Circumstances have forced him to be in the Austin office most of the trip until pretty late into the night.  We miss him dearly, appreciate how hard he works, and look forward to him joining us more this weekend.
Last weekend, we had so much fun with visitors.  The Burrus family joined us for a day on the lake.  We miss these friends in Dallas so much and love how the kids play so well together.  

I love when the empty nester neighbors invite the kiddos over to fish.  I didn't touch any worms and it's free babysitting!
We also got to spend some time with my precious nephew Charlie (and Uncle Luke and Aunt Holly). Grace talks about Charlie every single day and was so excited to hold "her baby" (who is within spitting distance of her in weight!)
A few more days and we will be back to reality.  Or is this picture a perfect example of reality?
-Bethany

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