Last Summer Getaway

Last summer our family of five took a last minute trip to the JW Marriott resort in San Antonio.  We had an absolute blast!

Doesn’t it look like they’re loving it?  You can read the entire post here.  It was also the trip where I channeled my inner-Lady {my hair was a MESS!} and bumped into SHEAFFER!

This summer we knew we wanted to go again and we knew just who to take with us…the Shulls!  Our kids were stoked!  Can you imagine going to a resort with water slides for several days?  Awesome.  Right?  Now imagine going to that same resort with water slides WITH your besties?  Even more awesome.  That’s pretty much what my kiddos thought.

We left McKinney bright and early on Tuesday morning so we could get to the JW ASAP!

I’m sacrificing my crazy face so you can see her sweet, sweet smile.  ðŸ™‚  We had lunch and then we were all set for an afternoon/evening of fun.  This just happens to be the only picture I took ALL day!  ha!  That’s what happens when you’re having fun.  

Day two…I parked myself beside this sweet girl for part of the morning.

Big Brother did a little babysitting.

Madeley thought Britt needed a snack.  She’s not smiling because she’s saying, “Britt-Snack”.

From my chair I could see this cutie cruise by on a raft.  He’s such a big boy.  He rode three of the water slides and the lazy river-no floaties this summer!

 Every afternoon the kiddos would have a Dippin’ Dots break…Shay and I preferred having a quesadilla break.  haha!  #vacation #imnotevenkidding

Britt and Madeley took naps pool side each afternoon.

 Day two was a huge success!

It’s such a crazy, blurry picture!!!  After dinner the kiddos were playing in this big grassy area and a group of about ten of them had a race.  It’s blurry because they’re running SO FAST!  ðŸ˜‰

Day three we all woke up with big smiles ready to do it all over again!

I’ve mentioned before Britt likes her mama to hold her 24/7…right?  In this picture she’s so mad I’m taking her picture instead of holding her!

These cuties set up some chairs and relaxed in the sun.

The next morning we took crazy early morning selfies in bed before packing up.

We LOVED this little last summer getaway!

Britt was a BIG fan too!

And then she realized I should be holding her.  ðŸ™‚  haha!

 We packed it all up on Friday morning and said goodbye.  This resort is a super family friendly spot…the food is AMAZING {HELLO, CHICKEN FRIED STEAK-I’M LOOKING AT YOU!}, there are plenty of water slides and pools to keep the kiddos busy, and it’s really nice and clean BUT the FRAMILY we were with made this trip SO SPECIAL!  LOVE our Shull/Slaughter trips so much!

Tab’s cousin recently purchased a lake house on Horseshoe Bay which is just about an hour away from the resort.  So we drove over to spend the day/night with them before coming home on Saturday.

We stopped in Marble Falls {I’ve never been before and this town is CUTE!!} for a yummy lunch at the Blue Bonnet Cafe.

#lakehairdontcare  Right?  I was already ready for the lake!

Britt was keeping the boys entertained at her end of the table.

Their house was on a little canal off the lake.  It just happened to have some gorgeous views.

These four enjoyed a little tubing time.

While we cheered from the boat.  ðŸ™‚

Can you tell which two were really enjoying themselves?  ðŸ˜‰
We packed our car up on Saturday morning and made our way back home.  I think we managed to soak every bit of fun out of the last little getaway that we possibly could.

Lots of memories were made which what it’s all about. 

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

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  1. 8.23.17
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    Love that y'all vacation together! I love that your stories start with infertility and have transformed into vacationing together with 8 kids!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. 8.23.17
    a little bit of emily said:

    Your trip together sounds like the best time!!! I bet the kids had a blast and you guys did, too!! And to end it on the lake is just the icing on the cake!

  3. 8.23.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    What a great little vacation together to round out summer! And such cute pics!

  4. 8.23.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Best. Vacation. Ever. And why didn't we take more pics of the food? Oh that's right. Because we inhaled it too fast. 🙂

  5. 8.23.17
    Anonymous said:

    Aw, what a fun vacation!! And, Jackson ate that chicken fried steak and raved about it too! Love all the pictures, girl! What a FUN time!!

  6. 8.23.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    What a fun getaway! Xoxo erin

  7. 8.23.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    Nothing better than a trip with friends! Topping it off with a lake day is just icing on the cake. What a way to end your summer.

  8. 8.23.17
    Unknown said:

    Looks like a fun getaway. We debated going there before school started but opted for the Hyatt Lost Pines because it was a little closer to home. We said we would start doing a family getaway before school started every year now. We might have to try the Marriott next time.

  9. 8.23.17
    Laci said:

    Looks like so much fun!!

  10. 8.23.17
    Unknown said:

    I live in marble falls! Hope you enjoyed bluebonnet cafe. Looks like a such a fun little vacay!

  11. 8.23.17
    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said:

    What a great getaway! That resort looks so fun & it's nice you all are able to all vacation together!

  12. 8.23.17
    Crystal McDonald said:

    Bluebonnet Cafe! Holy pie!!!

  13. 8.23.17
    Angelique said:

    You were in my beck of the woods – we love Lake LBJ! And Bluebinnet cafe is the best! Did you have any pie?

  14. 8.23.17
    Memphis Bridges said:

    What a perfect way to end the summer vacation!

  15. 8.24.17
    mandabee said:

    The perfect way to cap off summer vacation for sure!

  16. 8.24.17
    Bfg78 said:

    Oh I love blue bonnet cafe! What a fun getaway before school! Shays swim suit top is so cute. And also, woah😳 Hahaha

  17. 8.30.17
    Unknown said:

    Would you mind letting me know where you shop for swimsuits? I love the one you have on in the group photo. I feel like that would provide good support and not all suits do! �� Where is that one from?