Summer has officially arrived, and this past weekend proves it. On the first "official" weekend of summer, we had an unbelievably relaxing time enjoying our new "sanctuary" right here in Dallas - our friend Michelle's grandmother's backyard. Crazy, huh? 88-year-old Granny Elizabeth is the sweetest lady and has allowed us to use her pool all summer! So we packed our canvas beach bag, donned our swimsuits and headed for the backyard sanctuary complete with a private fenced-in pool, hot tub with fountain, Brazilian hammock, gorgeous natural canopy of Crape Myrtles & Bradford Pears, and even those recliner rafts with the cup holders! H-E-A-V-E-N!
Our friend Paul was in town from Athens, TX and he and Steven went out to lunch, so I got to spend the first hour by myself enjoying the retreat. Sunshine, the sound of flowing water, and reading about classic beach cottages in my newest Coastal Living magazine - could I ask for more?
I'm seriously thinking of getting one of these hammocks and replacing our bed. It's SO comfy and you feel like a burrito all wrapped up in it. After all, this is what we'll be sleeping in when we live in Bora Bora.
...and woke up and smiled at me :)