Thursday, November 22, 2007

There's no place like Kansas

Last weekend I had the amazing and wonderful opportunity to accompany my husband on a hunting trip where we stayed with my sister Kristen and her husband, Steve, in Derby, Kansas. It was the greatest weekend of my life. Abby came with us, but the boys stayed home with Jason's parents (thank you Doug and Rita). Little Abby was such a good traveler and totally supported me the whole time we were there by watching me sit around and eat snickerdoodles and chocolate covered cinnamon bears and have so many fun adventures. Where to begin... shopping, eating out every day, talking and laughing for hours... it was just fun. One night we all went to Chili's in Wichita and Jason found huge chunks of glass in his pasta. That was exciting. I don't think they have ever heard of Robert J. DeBry, but they are about to. Then the next night we ate at a Japanese steakhouse like Tepanyaki (I forgot the name) and the little chef guy on the other side of the restaurant made the flames go too high and it set off the sprinkler system and nobody knew how to turn it off. We were just sitting there eating our food when all of these people came over to our side just drenched. The police and fire department came and everyone left except our table because we weren't going anywhere until we got our sherbet. So we finally got it and then we just sat and watched the poor little workers trying to broom out all the water while the sprinklers were still in full force. Talk about entertainment. Plus, Kristen and Steven have a trampoline, so that was hours of fun, too. I can't even remember the last time I jumped on a trampoline. I just love Derby. It is such a nice place, but I think anywhere that Kristen is is bound to be fun. I'm already planning a trip back over Spring Break.

11 comments:

Gina Beans said...

You are so lucky to have a sister, and have her be a best friend!! I'm so glad you had a good time!! Love the pic of Abby...she's so cute. Hey the answer to your question about the camera is I have a cannon rebel xl...love it!!

Christensen Family said...

I loved reading about the time you spent with your cute sister. You have such a fun family... You're lucky!! I love love love your new family picture, by the way, too!! Sooooo cute!! I hope we can all get together again soon!! I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!!

Aaron said...

I love this post. Sounds like you had a good time in Kansas! Hope to see you there over spring break!!!

Andrea said...

Sounds like you had quite the restaurant experience!! But alot of fun!! that picture of Abby is very cute! I'm sorry about your thanksgiving, that sucks!! Did you get to have any turkey at all? You better cook one to make-up!

Kristen said...

Ampy, it was so great having you in Kansas. I loved every minute of it especially the snicker doodles and CCC Bears. So yum...and Abby is the cutest. She was a good sport about it all! And Jason got his deer and found a new love R the P. Poor Reed...if he only knew. Hope Abby is doing better!! Love!!

Kristen said...

Sorry for my 50 comments, but I LOVE your family picture. I wish I could be in there too! I love your whole family...all so very cute!

WeTheTeeples said...

It sounds like you had quite the adventure. I love vacations, and you are so lucky to be able to vacation with your sister.
I have to agree, your new family picture is so cute. Where do you get them taken?

Julia said...

That sounds so fun. Seems like wherever you go something exciting is happening. And glass in pasta?? Sounds like you hit the jackpot.

a-anderson said...

Love the new family picture. You look great, I can't get a picture taken for at least 10-12 months after having a baby. Is it for your christams cards?

Williams Family said...

How fun to have been able to get away. Visiting your sister makes it even better. Like always, you crack me up. I don't think you ever have a dull moment in your life! Hopefully I can come & visit you before too long.

alison said...

Yes, your family picture turned out so cute! I wish I could have come to Kansas with you - Spring Break for sure!