Family Lake Trip 2018 | Anchors Aweigh


Family Lake Trip 2018

We were given the rare gift from the Navy powers that be and got to take an entire week of vacation this past week! We high tailed it to Dallas to spend time with Parker's family and visit their new lake house for the first time. We had so much fun!

Parker grew up going to the lake every year, similarly to how I grew up going to the beach every year. He has really special memories at the lake, and now we are both excited for Preston to get to make memories there. Pres is a typical boy and would live outside if we let him, so the lake life really suited him.

Here are a few highlights from the trip!

We spent a couple of days at Parker's parents house before heading to the lake, so morning walks together were a daily thing. I looked over, and Preston was holding his grandfather's hand. So sweet. 

Two of our good friends had their baby while we were in town, so we got to go see them! Their baby boy is just perfect and gave us all the newborn baby fever!

The next day, we took off for the lake! Our outdoor-loving boy loved every minute of it! He is walking to the boat with Lolli (Parker's mom) here. He hated that life jacket but safety first.

Jenny loves boats. Preston loves land. That's what I gathered after this sunset boat ride.

Three generations of Phelps boys!

I caption this picture "when the rest of the family wants to go into the water but your child prefers the land"... we had our own little private beach date.

Driving the car with Lolli and Pops!

Parker and I were excited to get away for a morning and bike around the lake. I hadn't biked in a while but used to bike around our city during my college summers. This was a 9 mile bike ride, so it sounded like no big deal, right? Wrong! It was about an hour of hills and kicked my little rear end. Parker thinks there was something wrong with my bike, but I am probably just a wuss. Either way, an hour of biking up hills was fun... but not something I will do next time we are there. ;)

Mid bike ride: hanging in there and enjoying the views.

Post ride: over. it.

We caught up to this little ham who was very much in his element and would swing all day if we let him.

After spending a few days at the lake, we headed back to Dallas to play and hang out with the extended family. We took Preston to a little indoor play place, and it was adorable. They don't have this stuff in the small town we live in, so we took full advantage while we were away!

Life size light brite! The 90s kid in me was smiling from ear to ear watching my kid play with this.

We ended the trip by staying the night with my grandparents before heading back to Kingsville. They are two of my favorite people, and Preston has really bonded with them too, so I just love our little visits. I could have stayed another week with them, but it was back to Kingsville we go!

Parker, Preston, Jenny, and I had a wonderful time catching up with family and experiencing the lake as a family! Until next time...


Jen said...

What a wonderful trip!!!! I'm so glad y'all were able to have that time together.

Lindsay said...

Let me know next time you are in Dallas!!!

Bailey said...

So glad y'all had a fun vacation!!! Dallas is such a neat city-- I was so impressed when I visited there last fall!

Amy said...

Ahhhh a week of from the Navy is DEFINITELY a blessing! <3
I'm so glad you were able to go spend time with the family and make those memories! <3



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