Lake Conroe Fun - Spring Break '08

Bryan's parents got us a week-long stay at their time share condo in Lake Conroe, TX. It's about 4 hours south of us near Houston. (Or if your name is Bryan - 3 hours...) So we packed our bags, added an extra child (Cara brought a friend from church named Sarah) and took off on a well-needed relaxing week.

We stopped on the way down to check out the Sam Houston Memorial Statue. It is VERY large and located near Huntsville just off the side of I-45. To let you get a feel for how tall he is I included a photo of Sam with some teenage vandals who climbed up on him...

View from the condo balcony. Over to the right were picnic tables and grills.

The first day or two was fairly rainy and windy. My sister, Alison, called to see if we were okay becuase she saw tornado warnings for our area on the news. Happy to report that everything was fine. :) So we spent a lot of time on things like this:

By Wednesday we were doing things like this:

I did not get in the pool because, as I explained to the kids, I am not crazy. It was in the high 70's, low 80's but the water in the pool was super cold. The girls thought ducks at the pool was pretty awesome.

Thursday we planned to meet our friend, Eric, at the Houston Temple. He was going to an early session and then would take the girls back to the condo so Bryan & I could do a session.

Literally 4 minutes from the temple Jordyn puked.

Not sure who's idea it was to let her have Coco Puffs and chocolate ice cream for breakfast but she now had a blanket of disgusting choclate vomit all over her and her car seat. Whoa. We stopped at CVS to clean her off and clorox the van out. The smell was over-powering... I also found an adult size long-sleeved shirt there, cut off the arms, slipped them onto her legs and put the shirt on her. I think she thought she was stylin'... Needless to say, we were not able to stay for a session but did walk around the temple grounds for awhile. Cara and Sarah kept oohhing and aahhing about how gorgeous the Temple is. I have to agree!

All in all, we had a fabulous time! It was nice to get away and spend time together. I finished two books, a 1,000 piece puzzle and a cross-stitch pattern I started when I was pregnant with Cara while we were there... So that's what I used to do before the Internet... hhmmm...
One more picture of Cara & Sarah the day we came home - good times, good times...


Sue said...

(Or if your name is Bryan - 3 hours...) Snort!

I am totally coveting! I could really go for a week of reading, games, movies, and ignoring bills and work.

Although I could definitely pass on the puke.

Jon said...

You guys look like you had so much fun. Well, minus the chocolate puke. There is nothing worse than a kid throwing up in the car. Fun times!

Aubrey said...

Okay, apparently Jon was logged in. That was me!

Spymommy said...

Fun! I'm jealous - we did nothing but sit around wishing we'd planned something! Cute pics of cute girls!

Lisa Meyer said...

What a fun vacation you had. Seeing the kids in swim suits made me wish I was there until you said how cold the pool was. Glad you had a great time.

Lori Gerten said...

Hey Hilary!

I'm sorry I stalked your blog and haven't commented. I wasn't sure if you remembered me and I didn't want to leave psycho notes on your blog if that was the case.

I enjoy catching up on your family on a weekly basis. I can't believe Hilary Davis (Boyer) is all growed up!

Do you remember that hot boy from Youth Conference named Cameron? For some reason as I thought of you at Youth Conference I thought of him.

Could you tell me why?

courtney said...

I am so excitied that you finished your cross stitch! I totally want to see it.

Kristen said...

Love the pics! Your girls are so cute!!! What a fun break!!!

Also...love your header!!!