San Antonio Recap

Hey, y’all!!  Well, we had the very best time during our little trip to San Antonio!!  On Wednesday morning we loaded up the car to head down south for a few days!

Waco is about mid-point for us to San Antonio, so we stopped at one of our very favorite places: Magnolia Market!   We’ve been a few times, but we’ve never tried the cupcakes at the bakery.  So, it was the perfect pit stop for our crew!

It was pretty sunny on this day, so they were handing out these pretty white umbrellas to shade against the sunlight!

If you know me well, you know that I am partial to a shutter and a window box, so I was in HEAVEN here!

Presley and I are big fans of Fixer Upper and Joanna….so we had all of the feels while visiting!

We stayed at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, and I just can’t say enough great things about this property!   It really was the perfect place for a family getaway no matter where you live!  This was our view after check in!

We stayed in a room with two double beds and a balcony, and it fit our crew perfectly!  Also, the bathroom was super roomy with a separate shower and tub!   We felt like we were at home!

After check-in, we hit the lazy river

and did a little night swimming

This girl was just so happy to see her kids having fun!   

PS A few of you asked where to find this dress, and you can find it here!

After swimming and dinner poolside, we snuggled up in the hotel room and watched a movie!   The JW Marriott has smart TVs in their rooms, so you can access your Netflix, hulu, etc.  This was so nice after long days of swimming outside!

Our view from the room that night!

The next day, we were up and  ready early for some more fun!  We started off our day at the incredible breakfast buffet at Cibola Moon!

And, afterwards, we rode ALL the slides, floated the lazy river, and just enjoyed being together!

The hotel itself is gorgeous and was so incredibly peaceful the whole time! It was fairly quiet the whole time we were there!

After swimming, we roasted marshmallows for S’mores

and then ordered room service for dinner!  I finished reading this book during our trip, and it was so cute!

romper here

While we waited for room service, We all took showers….and then went out to explore the grounds a bit after we ate!

We played cards at one of the many oversized seating areas, plus they had several game tables set up around the property!   We played checkers, chess, ping pong, and more!  There were fireplaces with wooden rocking chairs in the main area, and I can only imagine how fun that would be in the wintertime!  Plus, they heat their pools year round which I loved!

so fun!

(my romper )

The boys brought their football and soccer balls and loved all of those gorgeous wide open spaces to play!  Meanwhile, Presley and I were busy admiring everything and planing her future wedding there.   We were big fans of this garden at Sunset. 😉

All in all, it was a perfect day together!The next morning, we went back to the breakfast buffet at Cibola Moon!   And, I really can’t say enough about the food at this resort!  The room service, the pool dining, and Cibola Moon were just outstanding!   They locally source their menu from their garden, make all of their own jams, and the whipped butter is like heaven on a plate.  🙂

Our room was by the spa, so we snuck over their that morning just to check out the facilities!   This is the private pool that is used for the spa patrons, and it would be the perfect location for a relaxing girls trip!  It was just me and the kids this time, so I wasn’t able to have any services done….but it’s on my list for our next trip!

We spent the rest of the morning enjoying the slides

and making splashes in the lazy river

Jackson must have ridden each slide 50 times.  He definitely got our money’s worth out of the waterpark feature. 😉  

And, At around mid-day, we checked out …we will definitely be heading back sometime very soon!  All of the employees were just so genuinely nice and made us feel right at home!  I loved that!

On the way home, we stopped in Gruene, TX!   It’s a small historic town on the river and just outside of San Antonio!  

At the recommendation of a reader, we stopped at the Gristmill restaurant for lunch, and it did not disappoint!   It’s an open air restaurant on the river, and it is so beautiful!

I had the Grist burger which is a burger covered in Queso….I’ll let that sink in for a bit.  It was just as good as it sounds. 😉

And, it wouldn’t be a true Texas road trip without a trip to Buc-ee’s for snacks and gas!   If you haven’t been, it’s basically just a super-sized gas station/convenience store….I can’t even tell you why it’s so popular, but we always stop because I am a sucker for an honest to goodness Texas tradition. 😉

A few of you asked about Presley’s romper and you can find it here!  It’s one of my favorites!

We had such a fun little trip together!   I think we may make this getaway a yearly tradition!   Happy Monday, friends!  It’s so good to be back  XOXO Narci

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13 replies

  1. I watched your Coffehouse testimony this weekend….so inspiring! It was very thought provoking, witty and had some funny moments too. I enjoy reading your blog!


  2. YAY!!!! It looks like you guys had a great time! It’s such a cool spot and you truly never have to leave the resort. This post has me wanting to go back ASAP!


  3. Such a fun post! We loved staying there too! That cinnamon roll though…oh my! A good book, coffee and that roll looked PERFECT! I’m so glad you guys had fun!!


  4. What a fun little family trip! Now listen, I have a Buc-ee’s tip for you. Every time we stop we get a stuffed pork tenderloin to grill at home. Sometimes we even get two. TRUST ME.


  5. Our kids go to camp in New Braunfels so our tradition is to always eat at The Gristmill before drop off! And, I totally understand about Buc-cee’s and road trips – you just can’t pass one up! Love that you guys had such a great trip! Thanks for sharing!


  6. We LOVE going there, so much fun! Was it not crowded when you were there? We would love to go, but afraid it will be super crowded everyday. Last time we went during an off time, it was nice.


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