Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Monday, September 3, 2012

Weekend get-a-way

We've been MIA for a few days, just taking a bit of a break. Since our planned trip to Canada just wasn't an option, I talked Mark into heading out of town for a little vacation.

I wish I would have had a video camera rolling when we pulled in to the parking lot of the hotel. Matthew's excitement when he saw the tubes of the waterpark was worth every penny of the stay. Both kids had a terrific time. Maia giggled and grinned more than she has in ages. It was precious.

We spent one night at the waterpark hotel and then headed to a cheaper spot for our second night. From there, we went to SeaLife at Mall of America. Matthew's very into sharks lately so he got to see some close up which he thought was "pretty cool!" 

We had dinner with my friend Kari last night and headed home this morning. It will be nice to sleep in our own beds again. The kids went right to sleep, even after a good nap this afternoon. Guess they were tired out from their adventure!!


  1. Isn't it fun when your kids enjoy a treat you plan for them? I am glad you had a getaway, and that you all were able to enjoy yourselves. It is trips like that and also unplanned events that help you realize and even embrace your new normal. It may not look like what you "expected" but it can still be good.

  2. I'm so happy to see you get a break away from home. I'll bet that a few months ago you didn't think a vacation would be possible. God is good and our Maia is a wonder. I wish I could have seen Matthew dance his way across that water park and ooooo and ahhhhh at the sharks. What a great trip!


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