Canyon Lake

The First Weekend Back In The States

Happy Monday everybody! We made it back home from Europe last week, and we seriously had the best time! I still can’t believe that our trip that we’ve been planning for over a year and a half is over, but I guess that means that I can start planning our next big trip, right?

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

In true Chris and Ashley fashion, instead of spending our first weekend at home trying to get our lives organized again after our big trip, we decided to head to Canyon Lake with some of our friends! So I’m linking back up with the fabulous Biana to share my lake weekend recap with y’all!

Friday

We’re in the process of converting our accounting system at work again, so it was a pleasant surprise that we got off work a couple of hours early on Friday because of that conversion. So instead of leaving Houston at almost 6, we got out of town a couple of hours early which meant that we got to the lake early!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

We spent the night hanging out with our friends playing Beanboozled and The 5 Second Game. Beanboozled is a game that has 2 different flavors of jelly beans that look the same but one is a good flavor and the other is a bad flavor. For example buttered popcorn and rotten eggs look the same and you have the same chances of getting either one of those. I hated playing the game because some of the flavors were gross and I don’t even like jelly beans, but it was pretty hilarious to see everybody’s reactions when they got a yucky jelly bean. For example, Chris practically projectiled one of them out of his mouth when he got the rotten cheese one! So pretty much play at your own risk!

Saturday

When we woke up on Saturday we were expecting to have some pretty gross weather and didn’t know if we’d be able to go out on the lake. Luckily for us, the weather ended up clearing up for the most part and we enjoyed a day at the lake hanging out on rafts, talking, fishing, drinking, and just having a great time!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!
Our major fail at taking a family photo this weekend…

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!
No makeup selfie!

One of the funniest things about our time at the lake was when we took Dart into the lake. It’s so funny because he loves getting in the pool at daycare but he hates being in the water with us!

Our friends had a huge floating raft in the water, so we got Dart and put him in the water with us. I don’t think that he quite knew what to do with the water because he kept on walking from one edge of the raft to the other. Then I think that a fish came up and scared him because he ran straight off the raft into the water! He swam back but not before we all ended up dying laughing at how funny he was!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

After lake time, we spent the rest of our evening just relaxing and talking some more. The guys grilled outside while the girls hung inside prepping and talking. The Aggies had a late game against Arkansas Saturday night, and even though I kept on falling asleep during the game, I was so happy that we actually had a good game against Arkansas and beat them pretty handedly! Hopefully we’ll continue to do well, especially when we play Tennessee and Alabama later on in October.

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

Sunday

We spent Sunday relaxing and talking some more before having to pack up and head home. Somehow we managed to bring a ton of food with us and came home with almost as much food as we brought, even though we ate a ton this weekend! The rest of the night we spent relaxing and trying to get things organized at the house.

The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

Overall we had such a great weekend at the lake, and it was the perfect and relaxing weekend to welcome us back home to Texas!

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The Wandering Weekenders- Our first weekend back in the states was spent at Canyon Lake for one of the last warm weekends of the year!

A Weekend at Canyon Lake

Have you ever had one of those weekends where all you do is just sit around and do nothing? I feel like I tell y’all about my do nothing weekends all the time, but to tell you the truth, they’re some of the best weekends that I have. It’s just nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the week and everyday life.

This past weekend, some friends of ours invited us to their lake house at Canyon Lake, which is in the Texas hill country. After a couple of weeks of traveling, I was looking forward to a nice and quiet weekend with no plans. And that’s exactly how the weekend panned out!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

We got there Friday night, and spent the whole night drinking wine and playing Heads Up and  5 Second Rule. I had actually never played Heads Up before this weekend, but now it’s definitely one of my favorite games to play. The girls were definitely better at the game than the guys, we totally kicked their butts at the Superstars and Movie decks.

And if y’all haven’t played 5 Second Rule, you should totally pick it up. Basically you get asked a question, like name 3 types of dogs, and you have 5 seconds to come up with an answer. You can say breeds like dalmatian or whippet, or not even things that were that specific like mutt or puppy. The catch is that if you can’t answer it within 5 seconds then the next person has to answer the question in 5 seconds, but they can’t use the answers that you used. It’s a lot of fun, and definitely gets more interesting once there’s been alcohol involved.

On Saturday, the girls spent the day hanging out on the deck and talking with this amazing view, while the boys spent the day fishing and not catching anything. We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather for the weekend, especially after the rainy weather we’ve been having in Houston lately.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

We also spent the day eating a whole lot of food and day drinking because what else are you supposed to do at the lake?

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

Our two puppies also enjoyed their time at the lake, and had lots of fun cuddling with each other.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

The puppies also enjoyed checking out all of the deer that came out in the mornings and the evenings.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

We grilled out for dinner on Saturday, and then ended our night with some s’mores because you can’t not have s’mores when there’s a fire burning.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake

On Sunday, we relaxed some more on the deck before packing up to head home. We both had so much fun with good friends, and it was exactly what we needed to get ourselves ready to conquer the week!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend at Canyon Lake