Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trip to Branson

I know that I've been a little absent from the blog, but it's because Summer is here! We have been busy swimming at the pool, playing in the sprinklers and enjoying time with friends/family. I'll try my best to catch up with what we've been up to in some posts to come. :)

A couple of weeks ago Matt and I took our first vacation by ourselves since before Will was born! We have had several weekends/nights out, but this was our first time to be away from Will & Caroline for more than 48 hours. We had a wonderful time remembering what life was like when it was just the 2 of us! We slept in late, read books, watched movies--it was extremely relaxing. We were both ready to see the munchkins when the week was over, but really enjoyed spending time together.

Let the yummy food begin! We stopped at The Neighbor's Mill in Harrison on the way to Branson and coming back home. It was delicious!

We made it! The view of the Ozarks!

Get ready for lots of self portraits! :)

Our first night there, we ate some great pizza and watched the Spurs game
It was the perfect weather to sit outside by the water and watch the game
The view from our table

The next day, we had lunch at Cakes 'n' Cream! This is where Matt & I met 11 years ago!

It hadn't changed a bit! :)

Remembering the night we met

Yummy funnel cakes!

After a morning spent relaxing by the pool, we played an afternoon round of putt-putt! So fun!


That night we had dinner at the famous Landry's Seafood House

Date Night!

The next day we trekked out to Kanakuk to visit our old stompin' grounds at K-7. We saw some familiar faces and had fun remembering stories from our glory days.  :)

We spent some time enjoying the scenery by the lake

Breaking the rules! :)

Look who is an office girl! Erin! She was one of my kampers when she was only 8 years old. She was in my teepee 2 group the first year I was a counselor. Goodness, that makes me feel old. :)  She was as sweet and lovely as I remember.

We spent some time relaxing at the church before we headed back into town
That night we went to the show "Joseph". It was great!

We spent some more time relaxing by the pool, and on our last night in Branson we had dinner at the College of the Ozarks

Enjoying a delicious desert by the sunset

After dinner we walked around Branson Landing and watched the fountains. A perfect ending to a wonderful trip!

While we were off vacationing, Caroline and Will had a wonderful week with their grandparents. I think they both enjoyed the 1-on-1 attention! :)

Caroline spent the week in San Antonio with MiMi....

And Will spent the week in Little Rock with GJ & Papa!

I think they had a fun week too! :)  Eating popsicles, swimming in the pool....

Playing at the park....

And playing in the water table!
What a great kick-off to Summer time! More posts to come!