Sunday, May 30, 2010

100 Years Young

Growing up as a child, I have-and still-admire my great grandmother. If I could be an 1/8 of the person she is... My entire life, she has been my hero-one that I have looked up too and wanted to follow. I have never seen a frown on her face. She only smiles and carries the biggest, warmest heart. Just to know her simply makes me a better person. She turned 100 this weekend! Being 100, she still looks amazing and continues to smile beautifully. I am so fortunate my children have had the honor to meet her and be a part of her life.

This is how our trip started. During the trip, the two youngest and one oldest fell asleep.

We woke in time to visit the Caverns. Scout thought the cave was cold and dark. She curled up in a ball on my lap.

Once our tour was over, they wanted us to spend $10 on a photo. We decided to take a photo of the photo for free. We are on the right side towards the back.

Then we made it to Marshfield for the celebration.

This is my grandmother. She is 100 years old! Below is 5 generations together. WOW!

For lack of sleep and no toys for HOURS...the children did GREAT!

We left the celebration to visit my great-grandfather, my uncle, and my sister in the family cemetery. I personally have only been to the gravesite three times. It was peaceful to be able to lay flowers, celebrate life, and remember those I continue to love.

After we returned to the hotel, it was thundering and raining. Therefore, the pool we PROMISED the kids was closed. So, we played in the hot tub. They thought they were in the pool, and that was all that mattered.

We decided to go eat at Hemingway's, which is located in the Bass Pro Shop. WOW!!! That place is like a zoo. We got to see turtles, ducks, fish, alligators, and a lot of stuffed creatures. We even took an elevator ride inside a waterfall. Needless to say, Scout freaked out! She did NOT enjoy the looking out the glass elevator. I think she thought we were going to fall in the water with the fish.