Monday, August 24, 2009


Last week, my family and I spent a lovely time in southern Missouri visiting family, relaxing on Table Rock Lake, taking in the shows and attractions around Branson and just generally having a fabulous time.

Peanut surprised me by being very well behaved on our flights and was very excited about all the "ahpains" she saw during our layover in Atlanta.

The lake was every bit as beautiful as I remembered it from our trip a few years ago.

We spent a few days doing nothing but visiting with family, swimming and fishing in the lake and watching Peanut enjoy her first big trip away from home.

Even though she could hardly move, Peanut did great in her "bumble bee" life vest and loved her very first boat ride.

Of course, we had to visit Bass Pro Shop for Justin - Peanut just loved seeing all the animals...even the enormous grizzly bear.

We spent a day at Silver Dollar City and even though Peanut wasn't feeling up to par, she was a little trooper.

She loved the petting zoo and got very friendly with the goats before conking out in her stroller.

I even found the courage to ride a couple roller coasters!

This might be one of my favorite images of the sweet little girl digging for worms.

Starting tomorrow, I'll be back to my blogging ways.

But at the moment, I'm still trying to crawl out from under a mountain of laundry. Seriously, it's a mountain.


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  2. Looks like you had a great vacation! The pics are adorable!

  3. Love the pics! Glad you had a great trip...sorry Maddie isn't feeling well, though. :-(

    I featured you (and a few others) on my blog this week.

  4. Welcome home! Wonderful photos...and good luck with that laundry. ;)

  5. What cute and fun pictures! I love that one of the girls laying in the water.. working on your tan.. relaxing.. so adorable.