A Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade Recipe made with fresh raspberries and peaches for the ultimate refreshing drink to cool you down this summer!
Well, it has been a long four days … but we made it through and found a house for my parents!
My parents arrived last Thursday and we hit the ground running searching for homes. My mom had a list of about 75 homes she wanted to look at. But mother nature had other plans.
Thursday evening Houston had a HUGE storm come in that nailed us with torrential downpour rain for 3 days straight. In Houston when it rains it pours. We actually get more rain per year than Seattle and Seattle is KNOWN for being a rainy city… so that’s saying something.
Thursday, while on our house hunt, we ran out a couple times in the rain and it wasn’t too bad, However, day two was a whole another story! The areas we were looking in started to get flooded, the creek we live near was at an all time record high and had caused major flooding in areas nearby.
Around 3:30pm on Day Two, while we were headed to another house I made the executive call to head back to the house with Cason. The roads were getting really bad and my little car almost got stuck a couple of times, in fact going through the flood waters tore something off my car. I felt my heart racing faster and fear creeping in. It was time to head to safety. So Cason and I headed back while my parents headed back out … turns out they could only look at one more house before they had to stop too.
Day Three came and the rains came and went for a little bit. Mike and I ran out to do some errands, then headed back to our neighborhood to find that our cul de sac had backup from the storm drains .. the creek had so much water and the water had no place else to go but back up. In a matter of 3 hours our cul de sac had knee high water. We weren’t going anywhere.
Even though we had flooding that left us house bound, we were some of the lucky ones. The water didn’t reach our house. But the people in the neighborhood nearby lost a lot of their things. I drove by the next day, after the flooding had subsided, and there were couches, mattresses, dry wall, installation, tables, all kinds of things on the driveway ready for the garbage men to clean up. People had lost so much in a matter of hours. Truly crazy! There were some homes that we passed that were completely under water!!
Makes you thankful for the little things for sure! The sad thing is we are slated for more rain and thunderstorms Tuesday-Thursday this week!
To say we are ready for a little sunshine is an understatement!
I never thought I’d say this, living in Houston, but we need the summer sun to come! Heat and all …
And then I’ll be sitting by the pool … or out on my driveway coloring with chalk sipping on this Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade Recipe! So light, refreshing, not overly sweet, the perfect amount of tartness and a slight peach taste.
This drink is so refreshing you’ll be making it year round! It’s the perfect drink to cool you down this summer!
Stay thirsty my friends!
Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade
8 cups water
1½ cups fresh lemon juice
½ cup sugar
7 mini peaches (or 4 large peaches)
1 cup fresh raspberries
To a blender add peaches, raspberries and 1 cup of water. Blend until smooth and a liquid like consistency. Pour mixture through a strainer (use a spoon to push the liquid through the strainer so you get as much juice as you can)
To a pitcher add 7 cups of water, fresh lemon juice, sugar and raspberry peach mixture. Stir and serve over ice.