There’s not much more I enjoy than time spent with family. Whether it’s an impromptu gathering, or a family get together, I live for those moments. Catching up with others, hearing about their lives, and just enjoying the company is what I live for. I’ve always been a family person, so you can imagine how much I love vacations spent with a large portion of my family.
On Saturday, we will leave for a week long vacation to Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. This vacation tradition has been going on since my dad’s family was young! This year, we have family coming in from Delaware, Texas, Oregon, and Virginia, not to mention Pennsylvania. My dad is one of ten children, and though not everyone can come, we have a blast with how many can! I believe on Sunday alone, we have 40 people for dinner! I should note, this vacation is with my dad’s side of the family. No worries, we are going on a vacation with my mom’s side at the end of July. What can I say, we love our families!
Our days are spent lounging on the dock, participating in water sports behind the boat, or just laying in the grass. We wake up whenever we want, go for runs or walks if we want, we have home cooked meals, and we catch up. You can bet there are loads of candy on this vacation, too! We all eat healthy, but this week is our one that we just have a blast with and (over) indulge. Hey, it’s vacation! We play games at night, stay up too late chatting, and sing songs around the campfire.
This year, because so many out of towners are able to come, we have two houses! We lucked out and have two lake front houses right beside each other, each with their own private docks. Some of you may remember, but two years ago, Aaron proposed to me in the middle of Deep Creek Lake one night! It will forever have a special memory in my heart.
I will still be popping in with some scheduled posts, and I am going to try to pop in and share what’s going on, but if not, it’s because I am having a blast with the cousins I don’t see all the time, and the family I just love being around.
Do you take family vacations?
What’s your favorite thing to eat over a campfire?
We take a family vacation to Deep Creek every year, and most years we try to go somewhere with my mom’s side of the family.
My favorite thing is pizza pies!