Thursday, August 11, 2011

I think they call it a "Staycation"....

Well, staycation, mini-vacation, quick trip, weekend getaway...
whaterver you call it, we had a grand old time!
We took the kiddos down to Lubbock for the weekend for a little bit of time away. It was so much fun! It was really nice to enjoy some time as a family and to do some fun things together.
We started off with a short stop over in Canyon to check out the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Joshua has been really into history lately, so we thought he would especially enjoy it. They had a fun blackout game for the kids to play; they had to look for certain items and mark them off on their papers, then they could trade in their completed paper for a bookmark. It was a fun way to learn a bit about where we live.

Then we headed down to Lubbock where we found our hotel and did a little school shopping. After that Bryan took the kids swimming and I got to go to the temple. What a blessing it is to have a temple {semi} close by! I could feel the peace just walking throught the gates....I love going to the temple!
The next day we did a little more school shopping and then we went to the mall and took the kids to Jumping Jungle. That was their one request, to go there, so they had a blast jumping around for an hour and a half. Where on earth do they get that kind of energy!?!

Next, we met up with our friends, the Williams, at the Science Spectrum. It was so fun to see them, meet their sweet new baby girl, and visit and play for a while. We sure are grateful for their friendship, and we are glad it has continued even though we have moved away!

Then we went to dinner with them at one of our favorite local places, said our good-byes, and headed home.
So I know it wasn't much, but it was really nice to get away for a bit and just have fun. Maybe we will have to make a "staycation" a yearly tradition!

1 comment:

  1. It was so great to see you guys. Friends like you are rare, and it is always wonderful to see you. I was once told that I would make a true friend here in Lubbock and I think it was you...too bad you guys had to move away but it's so nice that whenever we see you things are like you never left. Thank you so much for fitting us in to your visit.