Monday, February 25, 2008
Wow what a week and weekend we had! Besides getting ready to move we headed to Burlington to the Catfish Bend Resort on Wednesday with Carl's work. Just the adults went Wednesday through Friday afternoon and then the kids joined us. The first few nights we stayed in the very nice resort hotel and then moved over to the Best Western on Friday and Saturday, the place was completely adjoined so we never had to go outside, which was nice. There was a bowling alley, arcade, indoor go-karts, laser tag, indoor water park, several restaurants, casino and spa all in one place. We had a blast spending some quality time together before the kids arrived, we went to Martini Grill, probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to, so if you ever get to Burlington give it a try(but be prepared to spend quite a bit). Carl and I were able to try out our mad air hockey skills as well as several games of bowling(who knew you could have sore muscles from bowling:) We were glad to see Gabe when he arrived on Friday though! He was a little overwhelmed at everything, but had a blast. The pool was his favorite, I think he could have spent all day in there if we would have let him. He has no fear of the water and loved to go down the slides, he would also get around the pool with his body in the water and use his hands to move and say he was being a fishy. He also got to try out bowling and played several games at the arcade, even though he had no idea what he was doing, we did end up with lots of tickets and several cheap little toys from the ticket counter. He also got to ride in a go-kart with Daddy and tried out his own driving skills on several of the games(thank goodness we have awhile until he gets his license) Ty stayed home with Grandma Mel and Grandpa Tim as he is a little too small to do much of anything at Fun City yet. I did find a super cute pair of little Nike's at the mall as his souvenir(and the hat he is wearing in the picture too). We are so grateful to the Jensen's for taking us on this trip, it was a great time and we really appreciate everything. Also thanks to Steph, Kate and Mom and Dad for watching the kids while we were gone, it was much easier to have a relaxing, fun time knowing they were well taken care of. We are hot and heavy into packing this week as we make the first step of our big move this weekend. We will load a trailer and keep things in storage for about 3 weeks while we work on the house and we will stay at Mom and Dad's during that time. I'm sure it will be a crazy few weeks but well worth it when the house is ready to move into. Posts will most like be few and far between for the next few weeks, so bear with me.