• 12Jan
    Categories: Everything!, musings Comments Off on Great Wolf Lodge

    We spent a fun weekend at The Great Wolf Lodge with Bob’s boys and their families.  Do you know about these places?  It’s a chain, but there’s only one here in the west–and it’s about 20 minutes south of Olympia.

    They certainly have the “wolf” and “lodge” theme figured out.

    But the big draw is the indoor water park.

    There are lots of areas, including a great toddler pool.

    And a wave pool.

    Several tube rides you could shoot out of!  I discovered I can still scream really loud–especially when your tube is doing a vertical drop!

    This was the view of the tube rides from our room.  Great fun during the day, but nobody told me it would be pitch black in the Howlin’ Tornado after dark!

    It was several stories high inside, and there was a HUGE bucket that would fill with water….

    …and once it was full, it would tip……

    ….and splash everything in the middle of the room!

    The kids had so much fun.  McKenna was big enough and brave enough to go on all the rides.

    Justin loved the slides and jet skis.

    Carson and Jason had lots of fun in the toddler pool.

    Carson nearly drowned me when I tried to take his picture!

    Peyton got some Grandma time.

    And some time in the pool, too!

    It was great fun, and I highly recommend it!

  • 07Jan
    Categories: brilliant ideas, Everything! Comments Off on The Organization Continues

    It’s been a ton of work, but this is what the Anne Frank room looks like now.

    Yes, there are still empty totes, but that’s because I’ve only emptied eight of the huge drawers that used to be in there.  There are 20 more to go, but there’s still a lot of shelf space on the new shelving Bob installed.

    And the plastic racks for quilts and quilt tops are working out great!

    They go down the center of the room.  Every quilt and quilt top is neatly folded and stored in its proper place.  Wow, I never thought I’d say that!

    The Swedish immigrant’s trunk is nice and orderly once again.

    But I’m not finished.  The sorting goes on…….

    If you look closely at the wood paneled wall in this guest room, you can see the hinges on the door that lead to the Anne Frank room.

    Anna Lena Land is become more organized everyday.