Some Stuff

Right before Memorial Day we took off for a few days to the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, near Dallas.

Being from Dallas (like Dallas Dallas), it always annoyed me when people said they were from Dallas when they were really from Grapevine, Lewisville, Flower Mound, et cetera and so on and so forth you get the idea. But then again, no one knows where the hell those places are anyway, so Dallas it is.

We hung at the Great Wolf Lodge for about 24 hours and had a blast. There’s a crazy amount of stuff to do there, but we mainly stuck to the water park since we were only there for a short time. My girls were in heaven. My sweet niece, whose birthday we were technically celebrating, actually got tired of swimming (and probably just tired in general — she pals around with my 5 year olds so much that I often forget that she’s just now turning 4) and fell asleep on my sister for about an hour or more. I would have loved to do the same (on a chair, not on my sister)(no offense, I’m sure your chest is very cozy, but let’s not let this get weird), but if I wasn’t in the pool with my eyes on my own kids, I was being dragged up and down the slides over and over by the 3 year old.

Anyway, some pictures! Or feel free to just scroll right on down the the bottom for this week’s links.

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

A tree grows in Grapevine.

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

 This monstrous bucket drops 1000 gallons of water like every 5 minutes.

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

Biggest fireplece EVA. Everything’s bigger in Texas, amirite?

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

We can tell you how tall you are. Can’t help you with the goggles though.

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

Oh, this was fun. After swimming and  before dinner, Rachel was giving all the vomit signs: lethargic, asking to go to bed, saying her tummy hurt, heavy breathing…I didn’t want to take her downstairs, but I did because BUFFET. We even took the plastic liner from the ice bucket to use as an impromptu (and see through!) barf bag. After noshing on some watermelon, she bounced back with the fervor of 100  5 year olds and declared to the entire resort “I’M NOT GOING TO THROW UP! I WAS JUST HUNGRY!” Thank God, but keep it down okay?

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

Christian is wondering what he did to deserve being trapped in a resort in the middle of nowhere with all of these females.  You paid for this, buddy!

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

JUMP! Zoe and her cousin are thick as thieves. Also it was way too cold to be swimming outside that day.

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

great wolf lodge dallas grapevine

I told the kids to do something crazy. They never fail to deliver.


Some links:

Thanks so much to everyone who shared my post about My People. YOU ARE ALL MY PEOPLE. And I love you.

On the allParenting front, I interviewed the lovely Bernadette Noll from Slow Family Living on creating and keeping your tribe.

My friend Susan Schorn just released her first book, a memoir, Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly. I just got my copy in the mail and I can’t wait to read it.

Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life wrote a fabulous post about what goes on behind her Instagram photos. An idyllic snapshot may not have idyllic conditions (and I’ m actually tempted to steal her post idea)!

If you like vasectomy humor (and really, who doesn’t?), you’ll love this post by Bad Parenting Moments: The Greatest Story Ever Told.


Happy weekend!

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  1. Ha!! I’m sure you slept on my chest from time to time when you were little, but yeah, now it would be awkward. 🙂 Anyway, we had so much fun and I have yet to blog about it….hopefully I’ll get around to it soon. It was a blast and we will definitely have to do it again sometime!! Cheyenne had a blast and I think it qualifies as the best birthday celebration ever!! She tells everyone that we see about it and that it was an indoor water park and that she had so much fun with her cousins!! Thank you so much!! Love you guys!! 🙂 XOXO

  2. I thought that vasectomy post was funny as well! I met a guy at the conference this week through a few mutual friends, and the first story he told at the table was about his vasectomy, and it was HILARIOUS. We joked abut it with him all week.
    Great pics! I’m glad you had a blast.

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