Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wisconsin Dells Part 1 (Aug 2013)

At the end of this past summer in Milwaukee, Steve and I took a weekend to go to Wisconsin Dells -- "The Waterpark Capital of the World" and I never posted about it.  We got busy with moving and then school, and I completely forgot about it until I found the pictures this week!  So here's a catch-up post from August.
For those of you who don't know about Wisconsin Dells, it's an amazing city to visit because it's so unique.  The entire city is made up of different waterparks, and then there are a few restaurants sprinkled in between.  We decided to stay at the Wilderness Resort Park, and we loved it!  There are 4 indoor and 4 outdoor parks spanning a total of 600 acres, so it's huge.  I didn't have my camera while we were at the parks because I didn't want it to get wet... Luckily, I found a few pictures online of the parks we visited:

One of the most popular rides at the Wilderness Resort is called The Hurricane.  It has a large raft (holds up to 4 people) that goes down a dark tunnel before dropping into a large cavern and sliding back and forth.  Steve and I went on this ride together, and I was nervous before we sat down.  The employee that pushed the raft must have seen my nerves, because she laughingly turned the raft so that I was going down backwards! Let's just say, it was memorable...and terrifying!

The Hurricane --- Outside View
Inside view of the cavern
While we were in Wisconsin Dells, we decided to hit a few other popular places like Pizza Pub, Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty, a mini golf place, go-karts, and an upside down building! I don't want this post to be super long, so I'll share those pictures in my next post, which should be later this week. Also, I'd just like to say that if any of you have the chance to visit Wisconsin Dells, take it! It's so much fun for people of all ages!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Funny Family Moments

Like I said in my last entry, I didn't post anything between August and January, so I have a lot of things to catch up on.  As I was looking through my pictures and trying to decide which ones to share, I noticed that I have a ton of pictures of our family, especially of our nephews and nieces.  One of my favorite things when we lived in Utah was spending time with both of our families.  We were spoiled to have everyone so close!  After being able to get together on a regular basis, Arkansas feels pretty far away.  Even though we absolutely love it here, it would be nice if we could push a button and be back with our families every now and then :-)  So, I decided to share a few of my favorite family pictures from the past year.  They're from my phone so the quality isn't always great, but these memories are too good to not be shared.
They love their Uncle Steve!! 
Luke, Heidi, Sam
Charlie's football game
Baby Zach
One night Sam thought it was really funny to stand under Steve's legs.  Just chillin' haha
Baby Addilynn
Tyler with his crazy hair.  Anytime he saw this picture he would start laughing.
Jack's school musical
As you can see, they're an awesome bunch and we love every minute we get to spend with them :-)  Not to brag or anything, but we have the best family ever!  I think this last picture sums it all up.  It was taken the night before we moved when we went to say goodbye to our families.  That was the moment it hit me that we were leaving.  As we were making our way to the front door to leave, some of our nephews formed a human train and latched onto Steve's legs, asking if we could stay.  It was such a cute moment, and I'm glad I got a picture of it!  We sure miss you guys!