By: Shanna | June 29, 2017

Do you like being near the water?

The lake, the beach, a pool. It doesn't matter to me - as long as the sun's out. ♥

I grew up in Texas... and when you are in the Texas heat, you are always looking for a way to 'cool off.' What better way to cool off than jumping in the water? I grew up going to our local lake with my parents. We had a boat and would go out with friends as much as we could during the summer. I honestly remember it like it was yesterday [I was like 5 though.] It was literally the best summertime activity! 

Kentucky doesn't have the Texas heat, but it does still have my favorite summertime place - a lake! I still love being outside in the summer heat - near some water. One of my first dates with my husband was actually going to the lake. He honestly loves it as much as I do. We now have a boat & a jet-ski so that we can try to go every chance we get during the summer, although Kentucky summers definitely aren't as long or as hot as Texas summers. [I miss it.] We have a camper too, so we don't actually HAVE to leave the lake all weekend long if we don't have to! We LOVE our lake weekends! 

The beach is also one of my most favorite places. If you know me & my mom - you know that we also LOVE being on the beach. I had already been to the beach [Galveston] before most children even knew what the ocean was. I went to my first Caribbean beach [Cancun] when I was only in middle school. We just simply LOVE being in the sunshine and near the water. We still go to the beach every chance we get. Especially any of the Caribbean beaches with their pretty white sand - they're the best. [I'd move there if I could!] I'm trying to begin planning our annual beach trip for this fall. I can't wait to go! :) 

If there is one thing I don't have that I'd love to have is a pool in my backyard. We had a pool when we lived in Texas, but my mom & I haven't been very successful in convincing our husbands to build a pool at either of our houses. [I really hope this changes soon, haha!]. I guess we'll just enjoy the lake and the beach when we get the chance until they change their minds, lol. 

I'll admit that I'm not into necessarily swimming as much as I use to be, but I still love being near the water. It's just so relaxing to just enjoy the sunshine with your toes in the water. What could be better? 

Oh, did I mention that I LOVE sunsets?

                         I guess what IS better is a beautiful pink sunset over the crystal blue waters of a lake.

Just blissfully beautiful. ♥