Hello Branson! - Like Honey

Hello Branson!

Happy Sunday!

It's already been over a week since we got back from vacation and I'm so missing the free time with my hubby. It was so nice to have him around 24/7 for a while!

This year, we headed to Branson, MO. Just a skip, hop & a jump from ole St Louis, but it was a relaxing, enjoyable time with family nonetheless. We celebrated my husband's grandpa's 80th birthday and 30th wedding anniversary to his wife, went attempted water skiing, and treated ourselves to lots of relaxing pool time! Here's a recap!

Silverleaf Holiday Hills Resort || Branson, MO
These condos were so pretty! We all really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Hills Resort, but their service was a little less than friendly and there was no wi-fi! While it was great to unplug for a week, there were some family members who had to work still, so they were forced to drive to the nearest Starbucks to get things done :(

Pizza World "Big" Pizza in Branson, MO
My parents-in-law, sister-in-law and uncle-in-law (is that correct?) with my family; about to enjoy our giant pizza!
Get a load of this GIANT pizza! It was 2 whole feet in diameter! Each slice was a foot long!!! It was great pizza, too, so the novelty was just extra :)

Birthday tribute to the birthday boy...80's years old!
Thumbprint "Guestbook" keepsake!

The basis of this trip was to celebrate my husband's grandpa, Harold, who turned the big 8-0! It was a fun celebration, and we even got to celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary to his wife, Vendetta! I'm by no means an artist, but I thought this thumbprint guestbook idea I found on Pinterest was too cute to pass up! It was nice to meet extended family for the first time and celebrate with everyone!

Lucy's first ever dip in the pool! This was pre-dip.
First little swim!
Lucy had her first ever dip in the pool! She wasn't too sure what to think at first, but after a few minutes she was kicking and splashing her little heart out! She definitely slept good that night ;)
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Lucy loves to ride in her baby carrier, especially when she's facing out! Loved seeing her spend quality time with her Daddy on Father's Day!


At first, she really liked the grass! But, she's still a little wobbly when sitting up and she soon flopped face-first onto the grass. She was uninjured, but did NOT like the grass on her face.

 

The excitement faltered real fast. Haha. We tried to sit her back down but she wasn't into it. Whoops!


The cutest little ice cream parlour you ever did see!


We also hit up the World's Largest Toy Museum! It was filled to the brim with every toy imaginable, from slinkys and board games to action figures and cars. They had little sections devoted to each category too....Star Wars, Disney, Dolls, Cars, etc. It was so neat! I even saw a few toys that I remembered as a kid!


The place was full of different vintage soda machines, too! My vintage obsession just skyrocketed!


A vintage perfume dispenser. Be still, my heart! How cool is this?? I never even knew this type of thing existed until I found it in here....apparently it was sort of like the tampon dispensers in bathrooms--you deposit your dime, push the button for the perfume of your choice and it spritzed you right in the neck! So neat!



Lucy enjoyed a few "rides" on the vintage coin-operated horseys too.


On Wednesday we got out bright and early to go boating! It was chilly out at first, but it warmed up by 9am and we were ready to water ski!


You'd never this man was 80 by the way he lives! He popped up on those skis like he was 20 years old! So neat to watch him live out the legend ;)


My father-in-law was next and he started showing off! One handed and moving around outside the wake. Nothing slows these Klee men down!


Preston had a turn skiing too. None of us "youngins" were quite successful on the skis, but we brought a boogie board, too.

Preston boogie boarding


I think I got up on the skis one time, but it must've been pretty short lived because I didn't realize it and there are no photos! Haha. Here's a photo of  me on the board, though. I actually loved the board and held on longer than anyone else! Those Tone It Up workouts are paying off ;)


I love this sweet photo of my girl and her great grandpa Harold!


Blowing bubbles at Daddy



Pre-ski, I love any chance I can get to grab a photo of my sweet family! Poor Lucy was so uncomfortable in that giant life jacket! She somehow managed to get to sleep in it though!

This little fish conked out again on the boat ride back. She was super tired to begin with since we got up a few hours earlier than her usual wake up call ;)

Branson Mills Craft Village
Branson Mills Craft Village
Preston and I got really excited to find our names on these custom made puzzles! Preston and Mariah so hard to find, but can you believe we never found Lucy on anything?! I would have thought I'd find her name before my own!


A hand-shake-o-meter thingy. It wasn't working, but it was stuck on patriotic so I guess that's good enough!


A fuzzy, but adorable photo of 3 generations of Klee men (and a 4th generation little lady!). I love how they're all laughing and enjoying themselves.


Another grainy photo of my family. Love it anyway.


Lucy is a total grandma's girl! She loves Preston's mom, and she loves my mom, too!


We all enjoyed a few games of dominoes that week, too. I had never played until a couple years ago...this family loves it! Mexican train is my favorite :)


She may be a little partial to her maw maw, but she loves her paw paw too!


How adorable is this little Amish prayer cap? Stinkin' cute!


Thanks Branson, for a relaxing, enjoyable getaway! It was tons of fun, but I'm glad to be back home.

Have ya'll ever been to Branson? What was your favorite ever family vacation?

Outfit Details
Black high waist bikini // Modcloth, exact
White tank // JCPenney, exact
Pom pom shorts // Lilly Pulitzer for Target, no longer available
Pink tassel necklace // DIY, got everything at Michael's
Strapless polka dot romper // Target (old), similar


Lucy's Outfit Details
Fruit outfit // Gymboree, thrifted
Watermelon bathing suit // Crazy 8, hand-me-down
Flamingo bathing suit // Target, no longer available
Pink sun hat // Target, exact
Bow sunglasses // Target, exact
Anchor romper // Carter's, old
Yellow romper // Carter's, exact




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