Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Monday, November 4, 2013


So in January of this year we started making plans for a Disney vacation in November. Then after talking to a friend at the kids summer reading club I found out about Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. We immediately looked into it and realized it was the perfect fit for us. Extremely family friendly, very laid back, short lines, historical, a little more reserved and quiet than Disney. So we planned to visit their last full week to be open of the year. We attended during the final week of their Heritage Fest, full of crafters from all over the country making all kinds of unique and old fashioned crafts. 

Let me just say, our kids had the time of their lives. They rode, rode and re-rode the kiddie rides. Some they could ride without an adult and they loved that best of all. They never waiting more than 5 minutes for a ride! 

The food was also amazing! Lots of down home southern cooking. 

We saw lots of other larger homeschool families, which was fun! SDC is a very historical place with all kinds of neat learning experiences for kids about Anna's age and up so I think there is a draw there for HS families! We will do more of that as the kids get older. I'm sure we will frequent the roller coasters more then too! :( 

After the first day our kids were hooked. They said it was the best vacation they had ever been on and wanted to go back every single fall!! Yay, score one for mommy and her vacation planning! :) 

It was very cold the two days we were at the park but the kids loved it none the less. We just bundled up and enjoyed it! 

On a side note, as oppose to having to fly to Disney, we were able to road trip to Branson, which only took 8 hours. We LOVE road trips so that was a huge part of the fun for all of us. We stopped at a really beautiful state park in OK on the way up and had a fun picnic and the kids enjoyed running off some energy! 

A fantastic vaca all in all!!

See you next year Branson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this! I love the picture of Jimmy and Serene in the swings - haha - Linds H =)