Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Branson Day 2

Sorry for the delay I was just having troubles uploading my photos!

On our second day in Branson we took a trip to the Fish Hatchery and then to a look out point. Mattie enjoyed both! We also drove by the College of the Ozarks which I didn't get any pictures of but I think they have an awesome deal for college kids. The students are able to work through places set up through the college and by working they are paying off their tuition.

Feeding the fish with Papa!

Well there were more pictures I wanted to post but since Blogger isn't working for me I give up! I have tried for a week to add more pictures.

Just imagine some pictures of Mattie and I at the lookout, one of the view, one of my parents and my uncle and then some from the park at the campground!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Where to Wednesday (6/22/11)

Matt, Mattilyn and I will be headed to the Lake of the Ozarks for the 4th of July. It will be a quick trip but we are hoping for some relaxation. Groupon had a deal for Camden on the Lake a few weeks back and we snatched it up. I really wanted to go to the lake but when looking for a place to stay I was having a hard time finding somewhere that was affordable, nice, had a swimming pool and was on the lake. This met all of the criteria. I knew I had to have a place with a pool because there is no way I am getting in the lake! We are hoping to be able to be able to see a good firework display over the water too! Here are some pictures of where we will be staying. I hope it is as nice as it looks!

I am thinking mimosa's on the patio with breakfast!

Two years ago our time would have probably been spent here but now we will be back with the kids you see in the background and we wouldn't change it!

What are your thoughts/opinions on traveling with your child/children? Do you enjoy doing it or would you rather they stay at home so you can have adult time? I am sure eventually Matt and I will go on a vacation without Mattie but right now we would rather have her with us rather than having the worry of her staying home. In my mind an adults only vacation sounds fabulous but I am doing good to give her up for one night and am not ready for more than that yet! It's a good thing she is a good little traveler!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Branson Day 1

Mattie and I took a litte trip down to Branson with my parents. We missed Matt a lot while we were gone but still had a good time. It was pretty hot and the pool temp was cold so we didn't get to do as much of the activities as we would have liked at the place we stayed. We stayed at Treasure Lake and it was nice for being an RV park. They had a lot to do but unfortunately we didn't get to take advantage of it like we would have liked.

Our first night there we didn't do too much. We went down to the Branson Landing for dinner and walked around and then made a trip to Walmart! I guess there was some flooding in Branson back in April so the fountains were shut off at the Branson Landing which was kind of disappointing since they are usually fun to watch.

My uncle Jerry and Mattie

My mom and dad!

My mom and her brother!

My cousin Teresa and Mattie

The boys (Nathan, Trayse, Uncle Jerry and Dad)

Chasing Bubbles

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fun at Uncle Andy's and Aunt Ricci's

Mattie has been spending some time at her Uncle Andy and Aunt Ricci's house this summer. One thing is certain, she is definately spoiled there!

Mattie and Daisy watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

She takes time to smell the flowers

She does arts and crafts with her cousin Hannah

Plays at the pool

And naps with Uncle Andy (She would never admit it to him but she kind of likes him!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Where to Wednesday (6/15/11)

Tomorrow Mattie and I are headed to Branson with my parents, uncle and my cousin and her family! My parents have a camper so we will be staying in that. We really don't have any plans for our time there but I am sure it will be fun no matter what we do! My family that we are meeting down there is from Joplin and we don't get to see them nearly enough so it will be an extra special weekend. Unfortunately, Matt has to stay home and work so he will really be missed. (If I am lucky I will come home to a basement that has carpet!)

I can't find very many pictures but hopefully I will have more to post after!

Some of the activities include

Mini golf

Tennis Court (Maybe I can cross this off the bucket list)


Bocce Ball





Paved Walking Trail


Frisbee Golf


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011 Summer Bucket List

Okay I have started a summer bucket list of things I want to do this summer! I have 16 things but really wanted 20. Help me add to my list! Does anyone have any ideas for other things I could add?

1. Go to a Royals game-DONE!
2. Go camping
3. Visit a spray park
4. Go to the zoo
5. Go to the lake
6. Go on a picnic
7. Go to a county fair
8. Go swimming (A LOT!!!)
9. Visit a new park
10. Take a road trip
11. Go to a T-bones game
12. Watch a movie outside
13. Go to a concert
14. Play tennis
15. Visit the Farmer’s Market for fresh fruits and veggies
16. Make our own ice cream

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Fun at the Park

Matt played a scrimmage game with my brother's work softball team and we spent most of our time at the park while he was playing. Partly because Mattie wanted to play and partly because if I had to watch Matt throw the ball one more time I might have died! He didn't do too bad hitting the ball though and he had fun!

Practicing for when she is bigger!

She melts my heart!

And a picture of Matt hitting!