Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hot Summer Days and Breezy Texas Nights

Hello dear friends! My dear blog will be slightly neglected over the next few weeks. The Texas vacation we have been eagerly anticipating is finally here and in full swing! We are staying at my hubby's family's house and the days are already quickly passing.

Texas is truly amazing! It's completely different from Wisconsin and feels like we are in a completely different time. Granted, we are on vacation, but everything in Texas just seems a little bit more laid back, the people are nicer and the days seem to pass a little more slowly.


The above photo is my father in law's '74 International Harvester and there is Spanish moss hanging from the trees, I love the beautiful and almost eerie way the Spanish moss covers everything here.



The girls are loving being here! Here they are looking out at my parent's in law backyard. They completely designed, planted and built their entire backyard to feel like a tropical Paradise! (Well, they didn't say that, but that's how it feels anyway!)




The yard is just as stunning after dark as it is during the day.....

Last night we were all up talking into the wee hours of the morning with coffee and iced tea in hand. The days are almost unbearably hot, but once the sun sets and you have a breeze come through...well... it's just perfect.
Texas has been perfect and we are trying to soak up every single minute of our time here. We may not see our family again after this for a long time, so our time here is so precious and I'm thanking God for every second.
I have no cell phone signal and limited computer access, so I won't be texting, blogging or on facebook for the next 2 weeks. This is family time and it's refreshing to not have Internet. (believe it or not!!!) I can't wait to share photos and stories when we get back and to hear what you all have been up too. Have a beautiful week dear friends, family and all my bloggy friends!

16 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow these pictures are seriously beautiful. It looks like you're having a great time.

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness! Your photo of the tree and Spanish moss is beautiful1!
Well ya'll have a good time and relax while your there.

Live*Laugh*Love said...

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Jenny Georgio-who said...

I can seriously vacation there as well. It looks amazing. What part of Texas are your in laws from?

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

Oh my gosh - THE PICTURES. They're FANTASTIC.

It looks absolutely beautiful there. I've never been to Texas! Your post is making me want to visit. I could use some laid-backness and NICE people! ;)

Honey Mommy said...

Wow. That pathway is awesome! I would love to visit sometime.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful photos!!!!
I love it!
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Lindsay Elizabeth said...

those are beautiful photos!!!

anyways i'm your newest follower! hope you can stop by my blog and maybe follow back

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Camilleta said...

Wow, beautiful pictures!

The Polka Dot Princess said...

I am LOVING your blog! So sweet! Who has two thumbs and is now following? This gal! :)

Sarah Kate said...

I absolutely love the truck and tree picture! How beautiful! You are such a talented photographer, darlin'!

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stlavonlady said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful family pictures. I think my favorite was the first one of the tree and the Spanish Moss, simply beautiful!

Following you from the Thursday Blog Hop. Have an awesome week!

Julie

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