Fun Fourth

Can we all just agree that if the 4th of July falls on Tuesday, we should just take the entire week off? What a strange couple of days after a fun-filled weekend. My days are still off.

Anywho, a few months back we decided it was time for an extended family vacation. For the past 8 years we have spent the 4th at our lake house. It’s a crazy busy weekend, and with all of the boats on the lake we don’t get out a lot. We changed it up a bit this year and decided on a few days in the mountains! (I can’t take credit for the idea, shout out to my sister-in-law)

We live about 3 and a half hours from Ruidoso, a quaint little mountain town in New Mexico. They have horse races, golf, a casino, wineries, and a TON of restaurants. We snagged us an amazing cabin, called the cousins and planned a super fun getaway with the fam!

We arrived on Friday, went to the store and got settled in while everyone arrived. The weather was GORGEOUS. It warmed up to the mid eighties during the day, but the mornings and evenings were just perfect! A nice little break from the 100 degree weather at home.

The next day was spent golfing for some,  hikes (really just walks) for others, and a lot of rest!

Sunday we went to the horse races. I have never been to any horse races before so  I didn’t know what to expect. Guys, it was so fun. We spent a little extra for the Jockey Club tickets and spent the day drinking yummy drinks, eating and betting on some horses! I would go back again, FOR SURE!

The next two days we relaxed, ate great food, walked the town, visited a winery, and enjoyed the views. Definitely one of my most favorite memories.

#summeroffun is in full force!!!

Now on to our next adventure….

xoxo
HP

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Denver Weekend

Whew! Was that February that flew past us so quickly? What a fun whirlwind of a month! We decided in January that we were going to lay low, so when February rolled around it was time to get back out into the world!

We did a quick Dallas weekend to see some friends and have a fun cousin night on the town. We went to the lake for a little R&R. Then wrapped up the  month with an extended weekend in Denver for my brothers birthday.

I have been to Denver quite a few times, but we usually lay low or go up in the mountains to go skiing. This trip was a little different. We got a hotel downtown for a couple of nights and spent the weekend eating, visiting breweries and enjoying the city life. Denver is SO FUN, ya’ll.

We got there Thursday morning just in time for a HUGE snow storm to come through. Our winter here has been extremely mild so we were pretty excited to see some good snow! CPs dad lives just north of Denver, so we stayed there for a night. They just opened Breckenridge Brewery right next door, so we decided to check it out. Is there anything better than a good beer in the mountains? Seriously such a cool place. I can’t wait to check it out this summer when it’s warmer.

The next day we headed downtown to check in to the hotel and get ready to surprise my brother. He had no clue that we were coming! We  walked down the street to grab a table at a champagne bar called Corridor 44, they have the best happy hour specials. My bro and sis in law finally arrived, we yelled and screamed, he was shocked, and we could finally begin the party!! Shout out to my sister in law for such an awesome idea!!! The rest of the weekend was spent visiting breweries, bar hopping and eating great food! I definitely recommend Denver Biscuit Company for brunch and Denver Beer Co for some good beers.

 

Such a fun weekend with my all my favs!!

This past weekend we stayed at home. We worked so hard doing house work on Saturday, we decided to have a little fun on Sunday because the weather was so nice. We got some food to grill, invited some friends over, and played games outside all afternoon. A far cry from all of the snow the weekend before, but we enjoyed every second. BRING IT ON SPRING!!!

 

Everyone have a great week!! On the agenda for this weekend….LAKE TIME!

xoxo
HP

 

 

 

Goodbye Summer

I have to say, Labor Day weekend is entirely too short. I think  a 4 day weekend would be much better 🙂 But since I don’t make the rules, back to work I go.

We spent the final weekend of the summer soaking up the sun at the lake house. It was a beautiful weekend and we took advantage. Lots of boating, wake boarding, surfing and relaxing!

I also got a WHOLE LOT of aunt Hay Hay time in. I have to tell you, being an aunt is one of my favorite things!! I mean…look at this kid.

We got to play in the water, read lots of books, and have epic bed time dance parties! Who doesn’t love a two year old?? I’m totally bragging, but he’s the best!

Here’s some other pics from our weekend! Wanna see something impressive? Here is my dad wakeboarding…way better than the rest of us might I add.

I am not sure what it was, but you could almost feel fall in the air. The water was just a bit cooler, and you could feel a hint of crispness in the air.

 

 

Great weekend wrapping up summer. PS…how cute is Piper gal on that paddle board?

Now…let’s get September going!! Only fun things ahead this month for us!

Have a great Wednesday, people!!

xoxo
HP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family is Best

Family is the best thing in the world. Can I get an amen!

This past weekend we had a family wedding. All of my cousins were in town, under the same roof for the first time in over a year. I don’t know how the rest of you do it, but this family knows how to party. We ate, we drank, we laughed, and we DANCED. We danced our little hearts out.

After the weekend was over, and the excitement died down, I realized that family is everything. We love each other, we support each other, and we know how to laugh together. Family is not always easy. Family can be annoying, disappointing, a little too much sometimes. But in the end, family will be the ones that are there. Every new person that we bring into the family just fits right in. My husband claims them as his own, for better and for worse 😉

So here’s to my family. You guys rock!!

 

 

 

 

 

These are my monkeys and this is my circus.

xoxo
HP

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