It's sad to say that I am just now getting around to blogging about our little mini family vacay that we took almost two weeks ago! It has been so crazy with the school year coming to a close, me starting school (i'll have to blog about that after my final), kids running around, birthdays and lots of things needing to be done around the house.
But here I am ready to go into picture overload mode.
We usually don't take many vacations during the school year, especially if the boys will have to miss any days, but Michael's little brother was graduating with his masters from seminary (we are so proud of him!) so we decided to pull the kids out of school for a couple of days and make a quick road trip to go see him walk the stage.
We started our trip off a day early so we could take the boys to Great Wolf Lodge and spend a little bit of time together as a family. Work has been crazy for Michael so it was fun to just hang out without the worry of work. Our friends have always told us about Great Wolf, we had just never been ourselves. It was so much fun that now we can't wait to go back!
If you have never been I would highly reccomend going. The kids will love it!!
The boys loved the 'wolf den' that they got to stay in. They felt special that they had their own little space, even if it was just for one night.
So perfect for two little boys!
That night Michael's sister flew in from Missouri so we all met up with his little brother for dinner. We went a mexican food place called Mi Cocina. It wasn't too shabby for mexican food east of here. The crazy part being while we were outside waiting on our table Troy Aikman (Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman) walks out! I don't watch football but I know who he is and my SIL just loves him and was speechless. The look on her face was priceless. Apparently it is one of his fave restaurants to eat at and is there all the time. Who knew? He was much taller and tanner in person than I would have imagined.
And here we all are...
Since we were at dinner so late we got up bright and early the next morning for a hearty breakfast before we headed down to the water park.
It was this huge breakfast buffet and Tyler chose cereal. Crazy boy!
Me and my man
Love him to pieces!
Unlike Tyler, I had an awesome breakfast!
Then went back for more bacon.
Right before putting the phone away so we could go down our first water slide.
(we don't get many family pics so I absolutely love this one)
The boys are ready!
One of the many fun play areas that they have for the kids
Tyler did not want anymore pictures so I got Jake to take pics with us (:
He is such a sweet boy.
Another family pic!
Two in one day is just unheard of for us!
After our super fun and exciting day at Great Wolf we headed up the car and headed for the Holiday Inn to get cleaned up and ready for Ethan's graduation. You should see five people in one room trying to shower and get ready in less than two hours. But after all was said and done we met up with Michael's parents and headed for the church.
It was really weird being in a place with so many well educated people. I felt bad at times because I had no clue what they were talking about. The boys were so exhausted from swimming that they fell asleep within 5 minutes.
We are so proud of Ethan for his hard work and dedication to his education. We pray he finds a pastoral job that he will love grow even more in Christ in.
The next morning we all gathered for breakfast at Torchy's Tacos (and it was delicious!) before we all went our separate ways.
We enjoyed the time with family we rarely get to see and missed the ones who couldn't be there with us.
We hope to get to see everyone again soon!