Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Marler Family Vacation

Well, it's summertime, and in our family, that means only one thing...Garner!

We have been going to Garner State Park/the Frio River, with all of my family, since I was in 8th grade! Yes, that is a LONG time and that should tell you how much we love it! :) We have been known to go sometimes more than once during the year. It is a wonderful family tradition!

As great a tradition as it is, the original plan was for all of us to head to Disney World this summer. However, the economy tanked most of my family this year, and forced us to keep the Garner tradition alive and well. Do you know that I have NEVER been to Disney World? No one in my family has. Notta! Not a one of us! Oh, well. Maybe next year.

Okay, back to Garner. It is always so much fun! This year was really special because last year, my brother, Dustin, and his family moved to South Carolina. We haven't seen them since Christmas. It was great hanging out with them again and our kids love my two nephews. Like...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...them! So do we! :)

We love Garner! We love that our days and nights are filled with nothing but family, the Frio, and the fun of the Garner State Park dance.

Frio time



Family time


Garner time




Family Picture time

Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with another year of family...and, Garner! :)

13 comments:

Kathy Cubley said...

I would hate to have to pick my favorite picture out of that bunch!!!! I love getting to see the faces of people so dear to my heart. I know that y'all had a wonderful time and enjoyed being with Dustin, Kelly and the boys again! Thanks for sharing and by the by, WE have never been to Disney either!!! Rachel is the only exception but she went with some old boy a million years ago, so it doesn't count! love you bunches!

Our Life Together said...

Love looking at your pics from Garner. Oh what wonderful memories are made there! You are right...who needs Disney? lol

Heidi said...

Looks like you had a great time! But girl we gotta get you to Disney! You know that is my job as a Disney Vacation Specialist. There are definitely ways to go to Disney on a budget--I do it all the time:) Enjoyed seeing your pictures!

Lacey said...

I have never been to Disney either. Some day soon...hopefully. ;)

But your trip looked absolutely fabulous!! You got some great pictures and clearly great memories!! Glad you had a great trip!

Tiffany said...

We love the Frio! Some of our family friends have a house right on the river there so we get the benefits of using it year round. There's no place like it!

And I've only been to Disney once...when I was in 5th grade for my sisters' drill team competition. It rained the whole time so I don't really count that.

Missy said...

LOVE those t-shirts. SO cute. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Water, sun, and family fun is the best vacation you can get!

Heather said...

Seriously, you guys have the best vacations ever. They look so fun! PLEASE adopt me!! :) Matt has never been to Disney either, we are going to try and make it next year, we were going to go this year, but didn't for the same reasons y'all didn't! Love all the photos, they are priceless and beautifuL!!

Julie Marler (Mammy) said...

Well, your's and Kelly's blogs have done such a great job of showing everyone our Garner Time .... not sure if I'll even do a Garner Post! Yes, we did have an amazing time. It's lots of hard work but the kids are at the age now where they REALLY LOVE IT! I love that we are passing down a memory that they will never forget!! We have so many dumb traditions that we all love!! From the T-Shirts when we get there....all the way to the stop at Billy Bob's on the way home! And we LOVE it all!
Mammy & Pappy

Danyel Lintelman said...

So fun!!!!! I always love the Garner pics!

annalee said...

seriously LOVE these pictures and this family vacation tradition!!!
um, how adorable are all those little feet in boots?!?

Kiki said...

Looks like the perfect family vacation!

Ben and Emily said...

Looks like a ton of fun! :)

Connie McWhorter said...

Oh, my, what fun!!! Nanny