Sunday, March 29, 2015

Our Trip to Great Wolf Lodge for $40!!

A few weeks ago before another one of the snowstorms hit we were able go to Great Wolf Lodge for $40!!  What?!!  Yep!  To backtrack--- Joey's boss needed someone to come in on Thursday...but the snowstorm was coming in Wednesday night.  So he asked if Joey could spend the night in the area just to make sure the office was open.  ALL the hotels in Grapevine were booked EXCEPT GWL!!!  Lucky Joey!  Ha!  But that sweet man asked if we could all join him...boss said yes AND the hotel gave us a bigger room for free!!  With the room we got 2 adult and 2 kids water park tickets!  We needed one more kids ticket and it cost $40!!


The kids had so much fun Wednesday night!  And Joey will admit he had a great time too!!

Dinner was nice, but we were all exhausted...and slightly cranky!

Afterwards there was a little show in the lobby.  The kids were semi-impressed!  Ha!  

Although everyone else had a wonderful time, I was unfortunately sick!  I pushed through and tried not to complain too much...but a super sore throat, swollen glands, swallowing snot and a fever made that very difficult!  

Late that night we got the official call that school and my work had been cancelled!  The next morning we woke up to such beautiful snow!  I wish I had felt well enough to take them out in it, but I just didn't.  We did, however, return to the water park for a couple of hours!!  

Before we headed to swim, we had a delicious buffet breakfast!!  It was a little expensive, but worth it!!  The bacon alone was amazing!!!

On the way out we took a quick picture in front of the hotel.  
(Finley loved every single wolf at/in the hotel!!)

We had such a nice experience...I would like to go again when I feel better and can!!  

February in Review

February was fast, furious and fun!

*Breslyn had her 1st grade musical program (Frozen of course!!)!
*Aidan turned 13 on the 6th!!!  What?!  He had's a family tradition!!  And later that day Finn performed in his school spelling bee...he was up against other 3rd graders as well as 4th and 5th!!  We were so proud of his performance.  He did way better than I did in my elementary school spelling bee.  I messed up my FIRST word in the FIRST round...."life guard"!
*That first weekend of Feb Aidan had a basketball tournament...and they WON!!!!  District champs!!
*And Sunday we celebrated Aidan's birthday as a large family!  Mexican for the win!
*I took Owen to the zoo on the 11th....we had such a great time together.  Of course it mad me waaay sad that these days are quickly coming to an end.  I love my little buddy!
*Valentine's day instead of going on a romantic date, we opted for a "Family Valentine Date"!  It was so much fun (after a little meltdown which resulted in them losing out on making a cake with me).  After the cake was in the oven we wrote down things we love about each other.  That was probably my favorite part.  Sweet sweet words between siblings.  We played a game of Beat the Parents (and they did!!), had cake and watched a family movie, Legends of the Guardians.  It was a great evening and way better than some cheesy romantic date!!  Teehee!!

*On the 21st we went to our pastor's birthday party...50 looks great on him!!
*The weekend of the 20-22 we looked at houses...and took a few pictures of some decorating styles!!
*I worked on some furniture for Finn's room and kept working on Breslyn and Owen shared bedroom....all while enjoying a margarita!!  Ha!
*The morning of the 24th I heard the most precious sounds coming from the LR.  B was reading to Owen.  They were all tucked in on the couch, just loving each really did melt my heart and I might've shed a tear.
*We had lots of big beautiful snow hit the weekend of the 27th!!  I thought Lulu made the cutest little paw prints in the snow.  It was a rough few days actually....I went slip sliding on 820 on Friday and couldn't get home fast enough afterwards.  The kids already had half days which was nice....but Aidan's bus was still an hour late getting home.  It freaked me out plenty!!  The rest of the weekend was spent trying not to get on each other's nerves!!
*B, Finn and Owen made a fort under the dining room table and had a blast!!  I sat down and read with them for a little while...but dang that tile floor was cold!! :)
*On the 28th I finished working on B and Owen's shutters/name chalkboards to go above their headboards.  I love the way they turned out!!