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Its summer time and I honestly couldn’t be happier. I am ready for trips to the beach, endless BBQ’s, floating the river, and many long days poolside. I live for the summer months getting together with friends and family for a day of swimming and cooking out. Some of my fondest memories are during the hot summer days surrounded by the people I care about most. Unfortunately being in the military makes it hard to get together with family and friends as much since we are constantly moving around and live so far away. I have my moments when I am homesick and reminisce about being back in my hometown at my parents house with everyone over for a backyard BBQ and sitting on the porch with an ice cold almost freezing Dr Pepper because its hot in Texas y’all!! Nothing but constant laughter and that feeling of being home. Its takes some time to find the ‘home’ feeling with each new duty station we move to. The desire for family and closeness is the push needed to reach out and make new friends. The friends we make while living so far from home sort of become our family. We rely heavily on them for support.
I feel a little less homesick during the summer months because while the crowd and location might be a little different for us one thing that doesn’t change is a good backyard BBQ and being lazy poolside. Everything from the one stop shopping trips to #Walmart to the endless laughter and a new feeling of ‘home’ with the friends we’ve made.
Now when we do finally get together with our family back in Texas you bet we make up for lost time and go big.
Its starts with, of course, a trip to Walmart with my mom and sisters. We could spend hours roaming Walmart loading our cart with all the items, and then some, needed for our long overdue family gathering. Essentials of course chips, hot dogs and fixings, ice cream, Dr Pepper, maybe a…….bubble machine.
Speaking of Dr Pepper, I wanted to tell you when you buy any Dr Pepper 6/15-8/15 this summer, you can upload your receipt at http://bit.ly/2pts8Qo to receive prizes like:
- Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable
- Spend $10, get a Walmart E Gift Card worth $5
- Spend $20, get a 6 pack can/bottle holder with ice pack
- Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float
Once the shopping is done its time to prep and get ready to make memories! Hot dogs on the grill, floats blown up and in the pool, music up loud, ice chest full of Dr Pepper, and that random bubble machine we bought!
This year I am suggesting at least one themed get together to add a little something extra to our time together considering I haven’t seen my family and friends for 8 months! So yes we are going EXTRA! Picking the theme will be extremely easy since Dr Pepper currently has the coolest and cutest #PickYourPepper personalized packaging designed by millennials for millennials! I’m going with UNICORNS! Yes! There is a Dr Pepper design with rainbows and unicorns. Dreams do come true. You can find the fun unique packaging at your local Walmart.
Below is one of my favorite go to summer desserts.
Dr Pepper Float
- Dr Pepper 12 pack
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Just a few scoops of ice cream in a cup
- Pour a can of Dr Pepper over