Gratituesday: Play Time!

I’m not very good at taking down time. I love being productive with my time, working hard, feeding people, doing-doing-doing.

But getting away, taking turns cooking (and cleaning!), playing games, going on fun outings – I have found it so refreshing the past few days.

Branson is full of fun things to do. We took the kids to the fish hatchery (I’ll try to share pictures after I have a chance to upload more of them) and then did a little hiking (all free!). Our hike took us to a beautiful lake, where the kids had a blast skipping rocks. And hooray, the sun was shining bright that day!  I LOVED being in the sun after months of winter cloudiness!


We splurged and took the kids to The Price is Right Live show one evening. We all had SO much fun – even if none of us got called up to be on contestant’s row. :)


I’ll share more about our adventures another day. (Hey, I’m still on vacation while I write this, after all.)  :)  Today, I’m thankful for a fun get away with extended family. I am well rested and ready to go again! That’s a good thing, because there is a lot of work waiting for us once we get home!!

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  1. says

    Thank you for sharing this opportunity to stop each week and think of what we’re thankful for in our lives. I hope you’re having a great time on your vacation. My parents went to the Price is Right show when they were in Vegas for their 30th anniversary and LOVED it!


  2. says

    I’m so happy for your family to have this time away together. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and thank you for giving the opportunity to share how good God is in our livest too.


  3. says

    Oh I’m so excited for you! We hope to take the kids to Branson some day. I’m looking forward to the details! I am your opposite. I don’t have a hard time with down time at all. I’d much rather be playing cards with the kids than doing the dishes. I have to set strict daily goals for myself to get things done. :)


  4. RaShell S says

    Have a blast! Branson is a fun place. I didn’t know the Price is Right show is there. That is really cool! :) Thanks for updating even when you are on vacation. Now, go have fun. :)


  5. says

    Excited for the book… I love your recipes. I always share them with my friends. Are you going to be at the Lincoln Homeschooling conference selling your book?


    Laura Reply:

    We don’t have plans to be at the conference at this time, but we will try to have a Lincoln Meet and Greet soon!


  6. Erin says

    You guys are so photogenic. Please tell me you have pictures where you just can’t get that one kid to look at the camera or another one looks like a goober!(My kids think this is a bad word, forgive me if it actually is) I have to take 50 pictures to get one that is “okay” to send in the Christmas card.


  7. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever invited you to share your posts on Wednesday when we do our ‘Encourage One Another’ Link-Up! your posts are delightful and I can feel your heart for your family…just the thing I’m looking for (and share back posts, too). thank you for allowing us to share!


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