These Are the Days

I just arrived home a little carsick & A LOT heart sick. Watching the Frio River disappear from view is undoubtedly my least favorite part of the summer.

My favorite part? Everything else.

My intention was to share my favorite memories with words but last night, while gazing up at 1,000 Texas stars, I drank in all of my favorite songs, and changed my mind.

(It is a girl’s prerogative after all & this Texas Girl is no exception!)

So hear you go folks….this pretty much says it all.

 

 

 

“When a girl asks you to listen to a song, it’s because the lyrics mean everything she is trying to say.”

 

Click below so I can tell you about my trip. ūüôā

These Are the Days by Van Morrison

 

Will won our game of Garner Washers but he still owes me a dance!

Advice From A River

I am looking forward to hitting the road to the Hill Country for my family’s annual trip to Garner State Park. If you have never experienced Garner State park or floated down the crystal clear waters of the Frio River, then you haven’t Met My Texas...(To quote Pat Green).

The Frio has  become my happy place over the years.

Our Frio River bucket list includes:

  • Making a quick stop near Hunt Texas to watch my son Will put one of his first cowboy boots on the Boots & Barb fence...A¬†memory I hope will last his whole lifetime!¬†
  • Giggling as my babies play “crack the egg” in the backseat of the truck on the way.
  • Dancing under the stars to the sound of the jukebox…The dance goes on ¬†365 days of the year….rain or shine.No automatic alt text available.
  • Riding horses in the mountains (in flip flops).¬†
  • Hiking Old Baldy (with a quick stop at Crystal Cave to explore)
  • Watching my son catch minnows with his sister; without an IPAD or X-Box in sight. (This happens to be the one week a year that the phrase NO WIFI ¬†doesn’t send me into mom panic mode)
  • Listening to old Texas Country Music instead of reruns of Sponge Bob.
  • Being quiet & still long enough to appreciate the natural beauty that God has gifted us.
  • Floating the river & covering my eyes when my Emmie & Will attempt rope swing!

A few summers back, in one of the Garner gift shops, I stumbled upon the cutest posters from ¬†a ¬†company called Your True Nature. I reveled in the advice from a river….especially the last line…The beauty is in the journey.

https://yourtruenature.com

 

My advice for this Self Care Sunday is….. get your boots on & get here as soon as you can. I’ll save you a tube & a Shiner.

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