We got off to a good start in August with 2 weekend trips -- Tennessee to visit my grandparents and then the Wisconsin Dells in all its cheesy glory with the Brandi fam.
The trip to visit my grandparents in Tennessee was really nice. They moved into a new condo, and while I know it doesn't really feel like home yet, I'm glad they're in a nice building surrounded by friends. I just wish they lived a little bit closer! The drive is 9 and a half hours on paper, but with all of our stops, it ended up taking about 11 hours each way. Next time, Jason made me promise we will fly. Though I must say, I enjoyed much of our time in the car, checking out the Kentucky scenery, playing hangman with Molly, and listening to the S-Town podcast with Jason (while Molly was either sleeping or wearing headphones of course).
It felt like we were hardly even home before we packed up the weekend bags again and drove up to the Dells with the Brandis. Shorter drive this time :) We rented a cabin instead of staying in a hotel and I'm glad we did. It meant the kids could run around freely and the adults could all stay up and hang out together after the kids finally went to sleep (no big struggle there after a long day at the water park).
Here are a few of the happy pics from our weekends outta town:
|Post putt putt photo with Gordon + Janelle. Miss Molls even scored herself a hole in one ... perhaps all these golf lessons are starting to make a difference|
|A paddle boat designed to look like a duck ... perfect for our duck-loving girl|
|Molly with Lainey and Nick - another pic by an animal statue and another year of water park fun in the Dells|