Saturday, July 7, 2012

Our Texas-cation

We just got home from our getaway to the Texas Hill Country and it was peaceful, beautiful, fun and filled with lots of new memories.  Daddy could not join us because of work, so me and the kiddos headed out for some good old fashion fun.  We joined one of our favorite families, the DiStefano's at GSP and these guys know how to have a good time.

I tried to get Emma and Gavin to take a picture in front of this sign which is a huge Texas tradition and they both refused because Daddy was not with us.  Emma kept saying, "No Mom, we can just do it next year when Daddy is with us."

Gavin had a blast and definitely has a huge heart for the outdoors and the Frio River.  He carried this net around all week long and tried to catch whatever he could.

Emma is definitely a "Garner Girl" and fell in love with everything the Hill Country had to offer.  She is begging for the Carnes family to return here next year for a family camping trip.  She thought the mountains were beautiful, loved the river, the current, fishing, the pavilion, the campground and hanging out with the big girls (Cameron, Jackie D and Emery).  She also said this is where she would love to celebrate her SIXTH birthday next year.

The kids enjoyed floating, swimming in the river, hiking upstream aside the Sabinal River, cane pole fishing, fireworks in Utopia, dinner at the Lost Maples Cafe, making S'mores, watching the deer eat, swimming in the pool, catching little fish in the net, being introduced to the Nifty Fifty, gelatto at Josh's,  admiring the hummingbirds, hunting for shell rocks/driftwood and a traditional visit with the DiStefano's to Neals. 

The Texas Hill Country had so much to offer and we miss it already.  I am so glad that we jumped at the opportunity to spend time in GSP and enjoyed every second of our visit there.  Emma & Gavin got to do so many things they have never done before, see so many things they have never seen and gain a deeper appreciation for God's country and all it has to offer.

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