Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I love being a contributor for Dallas Moms Blog.  While the relationships I have built with the other moms have been the best part of my experience, there are a lot of built in perks.  Like visiting Long Cove located on Cedar Creek Lake.

Our entire group was invited out for a "day in the life" of a resident.  I left Saturday night scheming with Boyfriend on how we could become actual residents, even if it required buying into 1/10th of a house with ten other couples. Long Cove is truly something unique and you could say I was smitten.

Long Cove isn't far from Dallas-located only far enough for Evelyn to ask me, "Are we there yet?" four times and she normally asks twice on the way to our local Target. I felt immediately transported once we were on grounds, driving through stunning landscaping, complete with three longhorns (that I later learned their names-Betty, Wilma, and Pebbles!) greeting us.

As all the contributors gathered around the pool we overlooked the lake and knew we were in for a fun day.  

We enjoyed boat rides, swimming, a fantastic lunch and was provided an opportunity to view one of the model homes.  Can I just move in now?  Seriously?

The community of Long Cove truly thinks of everything for their residents. You truly have the ability to pick up on Friday evening after work and head to the lake.  They will stock your fridge before your arrival and get your boat ready if you own one. They even have a toy barn so that you don't have to worry about bringing recreational equipment to play with.  All you have to do is show up with your family.

Yes, it is not inexpensive (which is why it is a #lifegoal right now for us, not a reality) but the idea of having a home where I can completely put away real life and just BE with my family is priceless.  Cheesy maybe definitely but even with my young kids I am realizing how hard it is to have quality family time, even when we are all home.  There are just too many distractions, too many things that end up on our lap when all I want to do is sit around eating Summer fruits and playing outdoor games at the lake with my kids.

I know that for these PR type events you are often given the best of the best but I can tell you, without a doubt, our experience wasn't just for show.  It was the real deal and it was obvious that all the residents we mingled with felt that every single penny spent on their gorgeous home was worth it, and more.  If you are a little more "established" than my family and looking for a second home for weekend getaways, you couldn't go wrong at Long Cove.


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