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Each Friday during the month of October, a member of The Lakeside Life Team is sharing their favorite Fall memory on Smith Lake. This week, Partner & Creative Director, Haley May, shares her favorite Fall memory on Smith.
Haley has the ability to wave her fingers in the air, and like a magic potion, creativity pours from them onto whatever project she is working on. During the day, Haley is a real estate agent with Lakeside Real Estate, so her take on Smith Lake is extremely valuable to our team! She also brings a background in internet marketing and a degree from the University of Alabama, so needless to say, Haley is truly a shining star to our team. She and her husband, Justin, have twin boys; Cash & Camber. The May family is loads of fun, and they live in a Smith Lake community in Cullman County.
HALEY'S FALL MEMORY:
Being known as a lover of Smith Lake, people are often shocked when they learn that Fall is my favorite time of the year. But, once you have experienced the Fall here, you quickly learn why.
Fall is for family. From boat rides viewing the changing leaves, to smores by the fire, the season is even more beautiful in the reflection of the water. For us, it seems like the cooler weather puts some brakes on our fast-paced life, and we find ourselves focusing on one another around a campfire, or underneath the softest blankets for movie night.
I have pondered for weeks trying to pinpoint my favorite Fall memory. It is so hard to choose just one, so I decided to just choose my most recent one. We are fortunate enough to live in the most beautiful neighborhood with the sweetest people. When we bought the house, I was instantly excited for Halloween because I knew it would be amazing living here. This year, we started a new tradition. All the kids in the neighborhood gathered together for a Trick or Treat hayride.
Living in the country my entire life, I always dreamed of going door to door in a neighborhood trick-or-treating. But in the country, there was always miles between each stop. This year I was able to experience that awesome sense of community, with neighbors, with my own kids. Justin, Cash, Camber and I had a blast on the hayride and going door to door. Granted we ended up with enough candy to last us a lifetime, and the boys' sugar high will likely be the product of a few gray hairs, but it was an experience I will never forget. I look forward to many more years starting traditions and making memories with Justin and our boys.
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Each Friday during the month of October, a member of The Lakeside Life team will be sharing their favorite Fall memory on our beloved Smith Lake. Memories on Smith last a lifetime, and are something we believe should be documented and preserved just like a family heirloom!
We look forward to introducing you to each of our team members this October! First up is watersports enthusiast and "get-it-done" lady of our team, Partner & Managing Editor, Beth Rigg. Beth is willing to jump in and help The Lakeside Life team regardless of the task! Her love of Smith Lake shines through in all that she does.
Beth is a Cullman native. She and her family live in Gardendale during the week, but can be found lakeside on any given Saturday. Beth's husband, Tim, introduced her to watersports when they were first dating. Together they have shared their love of the water with their three children; son, Ty or "Ty Man", and twin girls, Marlee & Aubree.
When I think about Fall on Smith Lake, I think of smooth water, a perfect water temperature, and that nice cool breeze that brings chills once you get out of the water! One of my favorite Fall lake memories happens to be of my son, Ty, about four years ago. He had just turned 2 years old, and got up on a wakesurfer with his Daddy for the first time. It was priceless! The smile on his face was pure excitement. We knew he was hooked at that point.
Today Ty is 6 years old and demands to be skiing behind the boat at all times whether it is on a wakeboard, wakesurfer or kneeboard. He loves it and so do we! Seeing him progress year after year delights us as family.
See You Lakeside!
With Fall kicking into gear, the Smith Lake area takes a different turn, and settles into a slower pace, but still offers so many exciting things around the lake!
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Fall might quite possibly be my favorite time of year on Smith Lake. Don't get me wrong, spring and summer are fabulous and, like most, my family and I fully enjoy all the things Smith Lake has to offer during those seasons; but fall brings sweater days, harvest candles, pumpkin spice lattes, homemade soup, and long nights by the fire!
Unlike many lakes, our lake doesn't shut down due to the changing of season, we simply embrace it in different ways. Afternoon kayak rides are still taken, fishing continues on, some adventurists even continue their watersports well into late November, and many years we are still cruising in the boat in December! We ARE in Alabama after all.
The Lakeside Life is excited to be launching not only our magazine, but also our eCommerce site, bringing Smith Lake the PERFECT items that will help you stay lakeside as long as your heart desires. Stay tuned as we unveil those in the coming days. For a first look at Smith Lake's newest line, be sure to enter your email below.
The Lakeside Life team has an exciting "Fall on Smith Bucket List" blog series prepared, just for you! But, for now, sit back and look forward to all the colorful things fall is certain to bring!
Whether your weekend consists of football or the lake, or in a perfect world - a combination of the two, crowd pleasing appetizers are a must! This Gameday Log is a go-to, especially if you prefer to make your appetizers ahead of time!
Mix the taco seasoning, chopped green onions, cooked bacon bits, sour cream, and cream cheese together. Drain the Mexicorn and Rotel, placing in separate bowls. Lay three tortilla wraps flat and spread the mixture across, layering with the drained Mexicorn and Rotel. Roll the tortillas up and wrap in tin foil separately. After refrigerating for two hours, slice and serve.
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