Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vacations, Tornados, and Easter! Oh my!

It's been a busy month aroumd here.  I mean real busy!  We have been going, going, going.  We love to travel.  We are constantly traveling to new places, and experiencing all kinds of new things. It is because of this I have decided to start a new blog/website all about traveling. 


It's called Stress Free Family Vacations, and is all about traveling.  It is still in it's beginning phases, and I still have a lot of content to add but you should check it out.  (Hint, hint!  You might want to follow it as well because there might just be a nice giveaway coming up soon!)

So here's how our month has gone.

Four weeks ago we decided to try out CoCo Key Water Resort in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We are avid fans of Great Wolf Lodge and are always trying out new water parks.  It's a nice water park but it isn't Great Wolf Lodge.




The weekend after that we went to Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus.  Which was amazing, the kids absolutely loved!  The only downside was that it cost a fortune!  The Cotton Candy cost $15, and snow cones cost $12!  Really?!?!?

The next weekend (which was the weekend before Easter) we went to St. Louis, Missouri.  I had to go there for work on Thursday and Friday but the weekend was spent as family time. 


You can read about our trip to the Gateway Arch here.

And then when we got back it was Holy Week.  We had a very nice Holy Week and an amazing Easter.

However, we have been dealing with rain and extreme severe weather ever since we got home.

Here are some pictures of some of the flooding we have been experiencing.  These pictures were taken on Easter Sunday and the water has risen significantly since then.





And with the severe weather we have been spending a lot of time in the basement waiting out the tornado warnings.  The kids are absolutely tired of getting up in the middle of the night to go to the basement.  We haven't had a good nights sleep in over a week due to the severe weather.


I have been trying not to complain about the inconvenience the severe weather has been causing us because I know many other families have lost loved ones, lost everything they own, and have been displaced from the storms.  They have lost much, much more than just a little bit of sleep.  My heart goes out to those families and they need our prayers.

I would like to say that things will be slowing down around here soon but I just don't see it happening anytime soon!

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