Hey friends! I hope you all had a great weekend celebrating the awesome dads in your life! Last month, we were invited to come experience the Woodlands for a little family weekend getaway…and while we’d driven through the Woodlands countless times on the way to Houston and Galveston, we’d never actually stopped in the area…so we jumped at the chance to see a new (to us) spot in our home state.
We were shocked by this lush, picturesque area only three-and-a-half hours from Dallas! The Woodlands is almost like a hidden town, since it’s nestled among a forest of trees, with no buildings taller than the treetops.
We stayed at the Woodlands Resort, a huge family-friendly property tucked in 28,000 acres of the Texas Piney Woods. There were two golf courses, tennis courts, bike trails, and a spa…but no surprise, we spent most our time eating and playing in the multiple pools with slides and a lazy river. After such a busy school year, it was a treat to have some quality family time.
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We feasted on the huge breakfast buffet each morning, and lunch was ordered poolside…but for evenings, we managed to change out of our swimsuits for a few hours, and explore the fun city just outside the property.
Travel Tip: I highly recommend catching a show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion…it was named the second best amphitheater in the world! We saw Journey from the huge lawn area, and were so proud to hear our kids singing every word, to every song. Clearly we’re doing a slamming-job of parenting! #priorities #dontstopbelieving
Getting away isn’t always easy, but I’ve found the quality family time far outweighs the extra work and struggle it takes to make it happen. There’s just something about leaving work, friends, and responsibilities behind…even if only for a couple of days…that helps us to reconnect. I love this little tribe of mine, and feel immeasurably grateful that they’re mine!
Now can we talk about how tall our son is getting?! I think he grows an inch every week! Seriously, it feels like every time I turn around, I’m ordering him new shoes or shorts from Nordstrom (his fave #duh) because he’s outgrown something! I’m not complaining since I usually spot a little something-something for myself, too. 😉
Have you been to the Woodlands? Where are your favorite weekend getaway spots? Do you have any in Texas or Oklahoma we should check out next?!
*This post created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, ideas, and pool hair are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*