On Sunday after the wedding, we headed to our family’s lake house just north of Dallas. The lake is such a special place for all of us. It has been in our family since my grandfather was a kid. It’s a great place to just relax and spend quality time with each other.
And we have a jet ski.
The lake is private and has lots of rules like you have to go counter-clockwise on it, no wake on the outside of the buoys, etc. One rule is that your engine can’t be over a certain horse power. The boys all hate that rule because it means the jet ski isn’t strong enough to pull them on water skis. We do have a tube that we use, though. Just not always on the water. 🙂
Because of how many people were staying at the lake, our family of 3, my sister and her family, and my cousin and his girlfriend stayed in these little bungalows on the other side of the lake near the new clubhouse. They were kind of like stand-alone hotel rooms. On Monday morning Bob, Clark and I were up early and decided to walk around a little, check out the clubhouse and get a few family pictures. It was so beautiful. Calm and Quiet.
I also managed to get a picture of our lake house and dock. See it there in the middle behind the trees?
My dad and brother in law, Chris, were both leaving on Tuesday morning so on Monday night we went to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Molina’s. Of course there were family pictures beforehand!
The food was awesome (as usual) but we were a little disappointed that Molina’s got their liquor license back. They used to give 2 free margaritas with every meal but this time we had to pay for them :-(.
I love this picture of my niece!
He thought it was pretty fun too!
We were so lucky to have had such nice weather while we were there. The temperature was so pleasant and it wasn’t as humid as it would normally be in the middle of August.
They left Tuesday night to head back to Dallas and Wednesday morning, Bob, Clark and I were heading to San Antonio for the night.
But before we left, we HAD to take a picture with my mom, the kids, and grandkids in front of the player piano. When we were kids, my mom took us to Texas every summer for a week to see this side of our family (her parents and our aunt, uncle and cousins). We always spent a few days/nights here at the lake and one of our favorite things to do here was load the player piano with “76 Trombones” and watch it play as we sang along.
We really don’t use the piano much anymore and it’s a little out of tune so my aunt decided to give it to some friends of my grandfather’s who live at the lake year-round. It’s so sad to see it go, but at least this way, we can still visit :-).
I don’t know the next time we’ll get to go to the lake again, but I can’t wait. It’s so fun and relaxing!
Next week, I’ll finish up our Texas Trip Recap with our awesome day in San Antonio. Think…Safari! (for real!)
I can’t believe summer is over! It seems like it flew by. But fall is just so beautiful and come on, who doesn’t love football season?!?! GO HOKIES!!! GO STEELERS!!!