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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


We made plans on the fly to take a four day, three night trip to West Okoboji lake to relax and spend time with "family" away from family. The Morris's graciously opened their lake home to us during our stay. They always have a way of welcoming us with open arms, make us feel loved, spoiled, and as if no time has past since we were last together. We leave our time with them with our bellies full of laughs and good eats (helloooooo kandy korn sweet corn!).
This is just a handful of pictures documenting our time together.
Friday day it was just our fam'.
We spent the morning at Treasure Village.

Face painting followed by The Twelve Dancing Princesses play (no photos)

And a game of mini golf.
Gabi was really into it however, Dawson lost interest about mid way through the 27 hole course.

The afternoon was spent drawing with sidewalk chalk

and lounging at the deck side pool - ha! while Daddy and Mommy enjoyed adult beverages on the deck.

The kids were estatic when Matt & Molly arrived Friday night and were even more excited when it was time to head out on the boat Saturday morning. This is how little miss rolled with it. She was such a trooper in her life jacket while we soaked up the sun and water.

Mo & Gabrielle were the 1st to hit the water on the tube. G was IN HEAVEN and was less than thrilled when it was time to head in for lunch.

The excitement from the morning wore the Dawsonator plum out and he fell fast asleep during our drive back into the harbor. Could my little man child be any cuter?

Dawson and Matt taking in a little water play in the harbor outside the lake house

I can't look at this picture without laughing. Check out the look of terror on poor Dawson's face! You can't blame him as the two of them were quickly dumped on their first attempt out on the tube. G'pa Terry wasn't too sure how fast to gun the motor during "launch."

Our sunkissed sweetheart.
She is made for the water and LOVES Matt and Molly so she was in heaven!

And our trip wouldn't have been complete without Travis and I both taking our turns out on the water. Fun times! We are already looking forward to planning a return trip next summer.
Morris family, we love you and can't thank you enough for the gift of this little get away!


Anonymous said...

The Morris clan truly have been another family to you - from the pictures it looks like you had a great time with them. We are so glad! Thanks for sharing the photos! Mom

Phyllis said...

I am so glad you had this nice vacation, looks as though you all really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the photos! Love GG