Me and Mike went to Kansas City the first weekend in August to celebrate our 8th Anniversary. Can you believe we've been married 8 years?
August 12, 2006
August 3, 2014
We were excited about the trip. This would however be the longest we've ever been away from the Kids - Friday night through Sunday afternoon, but we knew they were in good hands with my mom and dad aka Grandma and Grandpa.
We had beautiful weather for the trip up to KC. Here is a picture of us arriving outside the city. I love to see the tall buildings all around. We drove the "date car" aka Mike's car
The first thing we did when we arrived was eat at the Cheesecake factory. How did I not take any pictures of that?! It was absolutely delicious. WE shared 3 appetizers and grabbed a piece of cheese cake to go. Two pieces actually - we grabbed my mom's favorite kind to keep for her to give for watching the kids. I was excited about that. Eating at the Cheesecake Factory gave us the chance to not only eat at the best restaurant ever but it also let us walk around the Plaza and hit a few stores, but than we were excited to get to our final destination so we hit the road about 20 miles north.
We didn't really plan on going to Schliterbahn. We talked about Oceans of Fun or Worlds of fun.....than we realized Schliterbahn was across the street from our hotel! It was a sign. We decided to go on Saturday and see what all the fuss was about.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in the Outlet Malls. When checking in the lady looked at us and said they were out of King beds. I'm sure my face immediately went to sad face BUT than she said, so we upgraded you to a King Suite and than my face went to awesome face!! We were excited - what great luck
We headed out to the outlet malls. There was a free concert so that was fun. We just walked around and took a few pictures to send to the boys. We can't wait to take the boys back to eat at TRex restaurant. If you haven't been, go. It is probably one of my favorite restaurants I have ever eaten at. The atmosphere is amazing and fun.
We decided to go to Dave and Busters. It's like a chuckee cheese, sort of, we actually saw a lot of the same games. We saw a ton of families there, it made us miss the boys a little, but we enjoyed getting to play games. We're a little competitive.
They had a fun photo booth at Dave and Busters. We kept walking past it and talking about it. Finally we decided to do it. It was only $5 and it was pretty fun. If we look like we are bending down it's because it really didn't look like our heads were going to be in any of the pictures - turns out they were, haha.
We LOVED getting updates from the boys while on the trip
My parents took the boys to a Frozen night at Barnes and Noble
They ran into some friends of ours - the Wagners - Raylee and Hudson.
Saturday morning fun - Schliterbahn!
Disclaimer - ignore how I spell it different every time :)
a quick picture before we go in at 9:30AM. yes - mike wanted to be early, they didn't open til 10
We saw this for Alex. We knew he would love it, so we bought it for him as his trip surprise
a view of the park
Not too bad of a view from our seats. This was their version of a lazy river. It had huge waves. We went on it several times
We left the water park around 2, came back and swam a little at our hotel, than ate cheesecake, got ready, and headed out to eat. We went to Stix, their version of Shogun. It was of course delicious.
Next up - shopping!!!
Saturday evening we went to see a movie. Their movie theater was fancy, leather seats. We went to see that Planet of the Apes II movie. It was ok - Mike liked it.
Sunday we woke up to POURING down rain. We watch a movie in the hotel while the thunderstorm passed. I'm talking buckets of rain, thunder and lots of lightening.
Still raining, but we decided to head to a very cool store we still talk about Nebraska Furniture Mart. We had fun shopping. The store was huge. Not Ikea huge but almost - several floors, everything you could want. We had fun looking around and even playing a few video games.
On the way back we stopped at Overland Park. We ate at Cheddars!!!! YUM I will eat their every time we get. It was amazing. We stuffed ourselves. We ordered another soup to go, and 12 rolls.
We went shopping after that. We could have shopped longer but we were ready to head home and see our boys! I did take the below picture while shopping for the boys. It's their lego store. The boys could have spent hours in this store. Even me and Mike spent a while. We also bought Max a surprise from here.
We had a lot of fun on our trip. Can't believe it's been 8 years. I think I wrote in Mike's card...8 years, 2 kids, 2 houses, several jobs, cars, and diplomas later...
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MIKE! Here's to year number 9 :)