Monday, May 16, 2016

Poolside Girl

I've never lived anywhere with a pool before. I remember being a little kid and wanting one more than anything in the world (well, I guess second to a dog prior to when we finally got one). There's really nothing like them during your youth. My main focus during the first 15 years of my life when I knew a trip was on the horizon was determining if our hotel had a pool. The most important thing ever. Didn't matter if we were going to Disneyland in sunny Southern California or to visit family in the woods in deep Montana- Mom! Dad! 9-1-1! Does our hotel have a pool? And now, here I am in my thirties and I'm living at a place with a pool for the first time in my life. Which makes for some relaxing weekending.
^We all can't escape this family, can we?
^Poolside reading

Truth be told, Jay and I are counting down the days until we move this summer to a new place in the city. While I do like a pool and all the amenities, we really wanted a traditional San Francisco type of home (older, bay window, built-ins, etc.) but were unable to nail one down during our short basically two half days we had available to apartment hunt last summer. So my short time living with a pool will be over in a few months and that'll be alright with me. However, I can't say that I'm complaining about my time with it now. What way to spend a Saturday.

Happy Monday!
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10 comments:

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I remember wanting a pool so badly when I was growing up too! Now that I'm older, I definitely understand why my parents didn't want to deal with the upkeep of a pool, but I still find myself wishing for a pool at our house eventually. Maybe I could convince Chris that he could be my pool boy for forever! It's definitely the best way to spend a Saturday!

MilitaryPugWife said...

That's so funny. I think every kid is that way! We all wanted a pool. Even if we could only swim at night.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

MFD is *still* like "does our hotel have a pool?" LOL

The Siberian American said...

A pool growing up was a MUST in Texas! All my birthday parties were pretty much pool parties since my birthday is in July! Haha. That's super exciting you are moving soon to a place you want! I totally understand not having much time to make a decision. We had to do that for our move to Chicago, and my in-laws had to help pick out our apartment for our move back to Texas. I'm planning to do the same thing-get settled and look for a house to rent the following year (if I can deal with moving again! Haha. We'll see).

Nadine Lynn said...

True story, when we go to the beach every summer.....90% of our time is spent at the pool with a view of the ocean over the actual beach itself. LOL!

Pat Hatt said...

My grandmother had a pool growing up, so we could use it whenever we wanted. Fun times indeed. Although maintaining a pool is a lot of work, I'd never want one to look after.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yay for having a pool, and girl I totally get it as I was the same way growing up about making sure where ever we stayed had a pool (I'm still like that)! And ugh... we definitely can't get away from that family, but at least it's the younger girls that are saturating the market now. If I had to keep seeing Kim everywhere I'd need that one way ticket to Mars lol :-P
Green Fashionista

Jaclyn said...

I love the fact that you have a pool, but I also love the idea of a traditional SFO home. :)

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

I hear ya, it's only in Sing I've had a pool and it's been nice...! I will definitely miss this amenity once it's gone...!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i am so jealous of your pool.. and the house you will move to that is more traditional haha. i want both! i would never get a pool now, as an adult, because i don't want to look after it, but i would have loved one as a kid or at an apartment.