March 15, 2012

Branson, Missouri .. we finally meet!

for my mother in laws birthday last month we surprised her with a Barlow girls trip! 
to where?
to none other then BRANSON, MISSOURI! 

i made sure to pack my cowboy boots and i felt right at home.
we had a blast of a weekend!
all of us are scattered across the U.S.A so it was nice to come to one place and play/relax/laugh till we cry.

i like sitting next to the window on planes. 
pretty. pretty.

when we landed in missouri we sure were hungry. 
a college kid told us to try this chinese place but holly and i felt a little unsure about it.
so steak and shake it was! and it was so good.

we then finally met up with all the barlow girls.
this was our pretty cabin we stayed in.
7 rooms. 5 bathrooms. and a great big round table for us!

kristen is clever and i am sure she did this without pinterest!
in honor of annell!

 our pretty log cabin.
the weather was perfect!

oh hey branson!

yes, they really bought these.
that is why i love them.

the barlow sisters/in laws + little lucy!

they had this fancy water show.
like a mix of bellagio/world of color minus the cool disney parts. 

that night we went to our first show. 
the twelve irish tenors.
before we go on here is a news interruption!

the interesting thing about our trip is that 2 days after we got home a tornado hit that part of the midwest.
it tore the roof off this theater we were in and damaged different parts of downtown branson we were in.

here are the stories ..

i was kinda obsessed with this theater because it was covered in murals!
see ..?!

this is the one that got really damaged.
we are lucky.

those twelve tenors though, they had some moves!
after the show one of the tenors got word that it was annells birthday!
they sang her a pretty tune.

they also asked us to tag them on fb!

the next day we explored branson and found this little minure golf place.
we made a bet.
top 5 would choose what the bottom 5 losers would have to do.
something embarrassing  obvi.

well the losers were heidi, amber, ME, kristen, and julie!
we planked in the hughes brothers theater!
i think kristens planking was the best.

btw the hughes brothers was this HUGE LDS family variety show.
they had newborns to older parents.
hannah even became friends with one of the younger boys! go you!

when we werent seeing the shows or walking around branson our time was filled with ..

*girl talk until 3am
*yoga! me, kim and hannah missed out on that one bc we like sleeping in
* delicious crepes, breakfast burritos, pesto & chicken ravioli, hot coco, and ice cream sundaes  
*annell, julie and holly driving to the arkansas border at 1am
*pranking on those who left to arkansas!
[lets just say annell is a good sport and doesnt mind her bed getting short sheeted!]
[or hangers in her pillow!]
[or green onions in her toothbrush holder!]

did i mention there was A LOT of laughter that weekend?

till next time barlow girls! till next time.

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