Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our Mini Vacation in Pictures

Last weekend, my family and I packed up our car and after stopping to get our nieces, we headed to Branson, for a back-to-school mini vacay! We decided to celebrate the start of another homeschooling year, by going to an indoor water park called Grand Country!

This is the 2nd time we have been there, and other then a few things that had changed since our previous trip ( we really missed the falling balloons at the fun spot party), it was just as great

The following is our weekend in pictures/videos :) The girls loved the Water Park, and spent most of the time running back and forth between the slides and the lazy river (I liked the hot tub and lazy river the best).

While I got sick 1/2 way through the weekend, I can honestly say that the trip was a success, and we will be returning there at the beginning of the year.

We were in all need of a break from the car! I needed to visit the restroom and stretch my legs. The girls needed to dance and sing and get a little playtime in before finishing off the last leg of the trip! I love the way these girls interact with each other. They are crazy, fun loving kids and they always have a great time when they are together. Cousins are the best friends ever!
Rest stop an hour from Branson

 I'm putting this picture in because....well if you know me you know I'm an oil addict, and these oils go EVERYWHERE with me. Thankfully we brought the diffuser along this time as well....it really helped me keep my cold/upper respiratory issues under control while we were on vacation. 
Never leave home without them!

Big Chair across from the hotel we stayed at!

Love these kids

Me and my Hubby

Lydia, Jaida, Olivia, and me

relaxing after a long drive 

We love the Fun Spot! Every weekend they have a party in the fun spot for all the kids. It starts at 10pm and goes till midnight ( yes it is late, and yes we let the kids stay up....its vacation). While at the party we had FREE tickets for Glow Golf! I had a blast Cheating (I can not golf) and I got a TON of hole in ones (very easy to do when you just drop your ball in the hole lol)! dont worry...everyone knew I was going to cheat...lol I told them all before we started playing! We ended up skipping some of the holes altogether in an effort to get back to the party before they did the light show. while we were expecting balloons filled with prizes to be dumped from the ceiling, we were a little disappointed that they no longer did that :( but the girls walked away with a ton of prizes, and they each got a bouncy ball from the party to take home with them. They also were given free popcorn, cake and glow in the dark necklaces. All in all it was a great party, one we will be going to again at our next visit. 
glow golf at the Fun Spot

When you go to Grand Country and take advantage of their Great deals, you get to pick 2 shoes to see as a family. This time around we decided to spend more time at the water park with the girls, so we only went to one show. We choose the Amazing Pets, becasue it is family friendly and we have seen it before, so we knew there wouldn't be any surprises, and as always it was AMAZING!

Amazing Pets at the Grand Country

Apple Jack
 Apple Jack was funny as always! He made the kids and us laugh! Wish we could have gotten some pictures of the Amazing Pets, but they asked everyone to not video/take pictures while the animals were performing! We love this show and have been both times we have stayed at Grand Country!

This weekend was great, not only were we able to spend time as a family and create life long  memories, but we were also able to relax, which to be honest has been kind of hard to do. Life has gotten pretty hectic, even though I am trying my hardest to slow things down, what with Homeschooling, both my husband and I working, my oil business and my blog, it sometimes seems like there is not enough time or energy to go around. This weekend allowed us to chill out, and have fun. with no other expectations, other then what we were going to eat! That is one of the reasons we LOVE going here....they have great deals, include a ton of freebies and its all family friendly. so if you find you have a free weekend and want a place to spend some quality time with your family, give this place a look.

Oh......and if you are like me, in the rush to get everything packed up, you may want to double check the pillows are all yours!!! thankfully they front desk person was really nice, and we are now the new owners of a hotel pillow :) 

P.S.  This is not a review for Grand Country, this is my family's recent mini vacation that we spent here. I am not being paid for (they dont even know I am writing this) this post. We just Love this place and wanted to share our love for it with you all :)

1 comment:

  1. So happy to see you guys having great family time!