I often write and share scores of photos of my own family, but I’ve also got some pretty great in-laws. This past weekend, we enjoyed a mini-road trip to Iowa City to visit Teacher Man’s sister and her husband along with several other family members for what’s become an annual rite of summer – the Durben family pool party.
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law have an amazing house – and just about the most perfect saltwater pool ever. Plus they are really welcoming hosts and make it all look easy and stress-free. (We totaled at least 24 people and my in-laws handled the food and drink and sleeping arrangements seemingly effortlessly!)
We swam, enjoyed an afternoon of frozen margaritas, plenty of food and more swimming. What more could we ask for on an August weekend?
This is how my Saturday morning started. Yes, morning. I’m not ashamed. #NoJudging
Look at this doll – she’s the new daughter of our niece, Lindsey, and her husband, David. Always fun to get my #babyfix!
Is there anything more fun at the pool than a diving board? Joe was loving it!
I love this picture of Joe and cousin Isabelle … such big smiles of utter happiness. These two love the water!
And of course, there’s always a little downtime after a late night sleepover with cousins and an entire day of swimming.
Sweet corn – heavenly. That is all.
Even Earl the Pug joined the pool party, mostly from the comfort of his own kennel. Full disclosure: he actually fell into the pool by accident the night before. Poor guy – he can’t see very well anymore and I was watching him, but he got a little too close. He was a little surprised, but I grabbed him right away. Earl is not much of a swimmer. ;)
These frogs are taking it all in …