Saturday, August 9, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I just got back from spending the week back in Texas in my hometown with my parents. There is nothing better than going back "home" to the house I grew up in and my mothers home cooking! I now live in Louisiana (where I have been for about 6 years now) with my husband, and between his work schedule and mine I only get to go back to my parents house about 2-3 times a year. This past trip was much needed because due to some other trips I took and my parents being busy with other things also this year I have actually not been able to see my parents or go back home since last thanksgiving (yikes)! So it has almost been a year and I was so excited to finally get a good week of quality family time! The week of course flew by, like most vacations do, but it was a ton of fun!! 

The whole reason we made the trip back home this past week was because my best friend (hi Mrs.Kelsey) was getting married the first weekend we were there! It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding with a gorgeous bride and I could not be happier for her! The way her husband looked at her throughout the entire ceremony was heart melting! He literally could not take his eyes off of her and it was just beautiful! I always love being at weddings because there is just so much love all around! :) 
After that we spent the rest of the week hanging out, exploring, and eating until we could eat no more! Seriously I know everyone says that their moms cooking is the best but my moms cooking and baking is really the best! Every time we go back home my mom has a spread of goodies to last us the entire week so obviously we come back about ten pounds heavier than when we arrived (diet starts Monday again)! While we were there we took the boat out on the lake and got in some tubing and skiing. That was also Fords (our golden) first time out on a boat and lets just say my mom and I are a little bruised from trying to keep him in the boat! We also did a little hiking around the lake and on the trails around my hometown. One of the days we took a drive up to tour one of the caves that is around our area. We thought that would be something nice and cool (we are in the middle of  a Texas summer after all) but it actually was very humid down in the caves. In between all the outdoor fun we also saw two new movies and played a lot of card games at night! We taught Tyler (my husband) how to play phase ten and after that we had to play every night. On our last night there after we ate out for dinner we ended the week driving around some neighborhoods looking at all of the deer. Since I am from there it is nothing exciting or new to me but to my husband the thought of deer hanging out all around in peoples front yards is just mind blowing to him! He had to point out every deer we would pass throughout the week! I took some pictures of them with my new lens that does not zoom in so it gives you an idea of how close they are and how used to humans the deer around our area are! 

The best part of the trip for me was just getting to be around my family and spend a good amount of time with them! Since I have moved away to Louisiana I do not get to see my parents as much as I would like so I really cherish the moments that I do get to spend with them! Anyways enough rambling about my week here is a glimpse at our week through pictures! :) 


The lake is actually super low right now due to the droughts that have been happening in Texas for a couple of years now. They need rain!! 


Had to get a selfie ;)

This is for sure a water dog! You can't keep him out of it! 

We were hiking in over 100 degree weather here! Yuck it was hotttt. 









Yup he broke the swing!! haha had to! :)


Thanks for stopping by to check out our vacation week!
XOXO
Lauren











4 comments :

  1. Looks like you had fun! :)
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  2. Aww your sweet Golden is so handsome! Glad yall had a fun time!

    xoxo

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    1. He is pretty cute!! haha :) Thank you Lindsay!!

      Lauren

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