8.20.2009

Refreshed



We spent the past few days doing some serious end-of-summer bonding with the girlies at a fun hotel outside of Austin that sported all sorts of cool/mellow things to do -- think movies under the stars, s'mores around a big campfire, a big shady pool...

Usually quick trips with our kiddos are more stressful than relaxing (fun but stressful nonetheless), so this time we were determined to do things differently. We didn't plan any activities (we didn't even leave the hotel for three days!), we slept in, didn't rush around and generally just lazed about. At one point, I sat in the little sandy beach area off the pool burying my feet in the sand with Millie for three hours. No reading material to distract me, just me + millie...digging.

It was pretty much perfection.

16 comments:

Kristina Guilbeau said...

That sounds wonderful! As soon as we get our girl off the bottle we are going to head out somewhere, anywhere, to just unwind.

So happy you guys had a great time! I love those dresses!

Lizzy said...

You're daughter's are the cutest ever! I love the different outfits you put on them :)

Jessica said...

Glad you had such a wonderful trip. Can I get the name of that place? It sounds perfect.

barchbo said...

What a great vacation! I headed just outside of Austin last weekend, too - just what the doctor ordered! So glad your fam had a great getaway just before heading back to school!

Amanda Nicole said...

It looks and sounds heavenly! I believe that's the way to go at this time of year: just winding down and getting refreshed :)

Carolyn said...

Oooh Joslyn, what hotel is that??

Joslyn said...

Jessica and Carolyn -- it's Lost Pines. great for the kiddos!

Estelle said...

Sounds like perfection. Good for you for not planning anything to do and just enjoying the moment.

Jane said...

Have a great first day of school! Tell Audrey that Ryan is starting at a new school too and he's a bit nervous about it...although he won't say that :)

Joslyn said...

oooh we'll be thinking of sweet Ryan. p.s. the treehouse is INSANE. i want to live there. andy outdid himself ;-)
xo

molly said...

sounds like quite a lovely weekend.

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

thanks for sharing! makes me feel relaxed just reading about it.

CC said...

sounds delightful. what hotel was it? i'd love to take a weekend trip there sometime....

amy said...

We vacationed at Lost Pines last summer... so perfect for the little ones... I loved getting a roasted marshmallow and walking along the Colorado River at sundown... Something about that place just makes you relax...

maria stone said...

delightful view.

which is that place.

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Joanna said...

What an adorable family you are!