As you will soon see, in January Jake had a day off school and we wanted to have some nice family time together as Ryan was working a lot. So we planned a beautiful trip to Branson, Missouri to take the kids to Big Cedar Lodge. Which by the way is an amazing place!!! We had a fantastic time and got to have a ton of fun with the boys. Although if you ask them about it all they will tell you is how cool the pool was with the water slide. :) Boys.
Checking into our room, which really was a 1 bedroom suite. :)
For dinner that night we made it easy and just went to Golden Corral where AJ tried cotton candy for the first time. For the record at this time neither of our boys like it
When we first checked in the boys saw the indoor pool and so from that second on they asked when we were going. So we went that night after dinner. After all, we were on vacation. :)
AJ is enjoying the resort lifestyle :)
Jake having a blast
Then a cozy bedtime story before saying goodnight
The boys checking out our beautiful view in the morning
We happened to be there on a gorgeous weekend right after some freezing weather. The bonus was some remaining ice that was beautiful!!!
AJ loved it there...could not keep him from climbing everything and just loving being outdoors and exploring
The guys looking at fish in a little lake
King of the rock
Jake loving it
The boys first game of mini golf
They had a blast by the way
AJ had a crazy boy style but also was doing really well
Cannot beat the view
"Oh no!!! Jake is being eaten by a giant fish!!!"
Great fun for our family
We then went to a place called Top of the Rock and rented a cart to drive along this path and into a cavern. It was absolutely beautiful and we all had a really great time!
AJ taking it all in
Going into a cavern
Brown Family Vacation Jan 2015
Mommy and AJ
Wild man AJ
We let the boys switch so they could both get a front row seat
...and then I got some Jakey Bear cuddles
I love all the covered bridges that you see
The ice and the rock were breathtaking
Of course the guys wanted to grab hold of them
As we neared the top you could see the amazing golf course and church
Top of the Rock Church and Lake
I love this church
Taking it easy by the fire
So beautiful it does not look real
AJ chose his souvenir to be "Horsey" which he will proudly tell you he got at Top of the Rock
In typical Jake fashion, he chose to get a buddy (Rocket from Guardian's of the Galaxy) and hat from the Disney Store Outlet. :)
Of all the wonderful meals that we got the boys favorite was going to Steak and Shake were they got to make these cool cars as they waited for their food. :)
This swing was a favorite
Just enjoying the last night as I made us a spaghetti dinner in our amazing room.
Beautiful last night on an amazing vacation...we cannot wait to go back!!!!