Monday, April 29, 2013

A weekend getaway.

Hello, there! It has been quite awhile!
Well friends, nearly two whole months have passed since I've sat down and typed a few words on the dusty ol' blog. Rather than rewinding and playing catch up, I'll just start by sharing a little weekend-vacation we just got back from.  Before I do that though, I will mention that I finished a big project on my list a few weeks ago- Cameron's twin bed- and it. is. awesome. I will be blogging about that in the coming days because it's way too good not to share (and show off!). 
So anyway, our vacation- we escaped to the beautiful, quiet, small town of Nebraska City. My Grandpa, Aunt and Uncle live there, so we took over their house for a few days and really had a great time. Internet was spotty- so I was completely unplugged from my fifth appendage (aka my iPad) and all my social network addictions. I needed that! 
While there, we drove up to Omaha to visit the Zoo. I've been there several times and of course, it did not disappoint! 

We spent Saturday in Nebraska City, and they had a lot of events going on for Arbor Day that weekend. Arbor Day was actually founded in Nebraska City, so it's no surprise that the city is covered in giant, beautiful trees. It's also home to the Arbor Day Farm, which is a totally rad nature/adventure park. 

There were so many fun things for the kids to do and play with! My one and only complaint was that I wished we had had more time (we were pushing through quickly to get to a parade) to do more of the nature walks and adventure ride. We also got a free tree (seedling) to take home with us. Jon and I are quite geeky about trees (we planted 11 trees at our old house and we've planted 12 at our current) and the outdoors so needless to say we enjoyed the Farm very much! I can't wait to go back.

We were able to catch the parade just in time. The parade had such a small-town "vibe" and the kids really loved it (and came home with a bag full of candy and little toys!). 

We also went to the Arbor Lodge State Park, of which I have many many memories from my teenage years.

We all had the best time- a little vacation is just what our family needed! 


Meredith said...

That last photo?! WHEN DID CAMERON TURN 12?!!

Sounds like such a great weekend--we could use one of those!

Sarah said...

So fun!! Glad you had such a good trip, Leslie!!! You are in trouble come teenage years....those kids of yours are gonna be lookers:) And you look so pretty yourself! Thank you so much for your last comment about the terrible events in Boston...that was so nice of you to think of us. Thankfully we're in the suburbs - I was doing my mom thing completely oblivious that Monday until I checked my email and saw something from my brother (who was watching the marathon) saying "don't worry, I'm ok." I was like "what?" and turned on the news:( Thanks goodness its over and everyone in law enforcement did such a good job. It was a crazy week. Was up in the city yesterday and the vibe seemed to be much more back to normal, as much as it could be after something like that:) So glad you checked in, great to hear what you guys have been up to. I've been a total slacker blogger lately!!

DianeTaylor said...

Oh fun!!! Looks like you had a great trip - I always love your vaca posts :):) I swear you look younger and younger as time goes on.....

Have a wonderful Mother's Day :)

Joi said...

You guys look like you always have so much fun! I would love to take my little guy to an aquarium!


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