Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

We had an awesome weekend!

We finally got on the road just after 4 since we had to wait for our van to be finished. The air conditioning was getting fixed. So we were thankful for that on the road! We arrived around 920 or so since we had made a supper stop along the way.

There were some dicey thunderstorms along the way. We kept outdriving one cell and running into another. At one point, we quickly were checking for tornado warnings when the rain appeared to be coming from multiple directions. We got there safely though! My hubby is an awesome driver, I would have pulled over multiple times in the sheet rain.

We hit the waterpark early on saturday morning and spent around 3 hrs there. The kids loved it, since we got there at 630 am, we had the place to ourselves for over an hour. That was nice. Its a pretty small waterpark compared to some of the big ones that have popped up so it really wasnt that busy there. That was kinda nice as well.

Gideon didnt like the water much at all, it was pretty cold and he just was scared. So he spent a lot of time on our lap or on the edge of the water with us. Zemirah had just a blast stepping on the little jet fountains and then letting go and it sprayed up in her face. She was a joy just to watch. Ezekiel was up and down the water slides and kept trying to sneak over the big pool to play on the bench area that wasnt as deep. Ariana enjoyed talking to everyone she saw lol. Elijah loved having the water basketball hoops and we heard plenty of pleas for us to play basketball with him. Zechariah really liked the big slides when they were open. Nathaniel liked showing off how much his swimming has improved and we had a fun game of tag Josiah worked on his strokes as well and did a cannonball off the big slide. Katarina liked taking Zemirah down the big slides with her.

We hit the waterpark at least 3-4 times over the weekend, so it was really nice. I think we will be back. The suites are very reasonably priced and we loved the fact it wasnt as busy there.

The family renunion was nice too. Smaller than I anticipated but nice and intimate. It was enjoyable being able to figure out who is related to who, and so I have a much bettr picture of my grandfathers side of the family.

We also got to see my parents and they loaded us down with all the venison and beef they hadnt eaten in the last year. So we got a huge amount of meat, what a blessing !

We took the long leisurely drive home. We stopped at a playground we usedto take the oldest kids to when we lived in the area. Hit our favorite clearance shopping place and drove home along the mississippi river.

All in all, a nice little vacation trip.

God is good ... all the time


  • At 9:02 PM, Blogger Wendy said…

    Hope you're having a fantastic and blessed weekend...Happy Independence Day!

  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Charmed said…

    Don't you love taking all the kids to a water park? It's the best vacation time of all. We just found a cheap one about an hour from our house, it was only 40 for 4 of us to get in!

  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger Bren said…

    I am sure you have been busy, but I am anxious to see how you are doing!


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