Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fun with Family

We started off last week with a trip and we ended the week with a trip.  We're not usually such busy globetrotters (if visiting our state and the next state over even count as globetrotting) but the schedule just worked out that way.

And I'm glad it did.  We got to spend the weekend with my brother and his family.  They are going to be moving overseas soon and we want to cherish all the time with have with them now, while they are still in our country.

I'm chilling with my nephew at the bowling alley.
 We spent the weekend doing lots of fun stuff.  We went on a tour of my brother's current apartment.  Then we decided to get our bowl on at the local bowling alley, the hoppin spot to be (seriously, there were 40 full lanes of bowling and a waiting list to play). I made a 54.  Oh, yeah, baby, I'm that bad at bowling.  Even the 4 year old beat me (he did have gutter guards though, so I should get a handicap for that). We played for a while at the 2 story Barnes and Noble, which was complete with a train table for the kids and hundreds of books to browse through for the adults.

For dinner we went to our first Mongolian Grill.  I was really neat, you choose your own meats and veggies to go in your bowl and they grill it all up for you.  It was so good.  We're going to have to find a place around here that does that.  I ate every bite.
On our mini-hike - the weather was beautiful!
Walking along the mini-waterfall on our mini-hike.
On Sunday after church, we decided to go on a little hike.  My sister-in-law, Desha, had been told there was a waterfall by the lake near their apartment.  So we walked out there.  The waterfall was about 5 minutes away.  It was pretty, but more of a mini-hike.  We kinda thought it was farther away then it really was.  The kids were more adventurous than the adults and walked all over all the rocks, until Julie stepped in the creek, then she was done.  The boys probably would have walked on it all day if we let them.  Us adults?  We mostly watched from the side.

Sadly, we had to say good-bye at around 3 o'clock.  It took us about 6 hours to get home and we didn't want to get home too late because the kids had school the next day.  We enjoyed spending this time with our family.  We're storing up these memories for those times when they are far away and we miss them.  We'll get to see them one more time before they fly off into the world.  

What about you?  Did you do anything fun or adventurous this weekend?

1 comment:

  1. yall were in Gatlinburg last weekend (16th)? Funny. We were there this weekend. We were actually going to go the weekend of the 16th (Chad's birthday) but decided also being Valentine's weekend it might be too crowded, so we went this one instead. Friday and Saturday were still really crowded though. Sunday and Monday were not at all though. I LOVE the Smokey Mountains!


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