Table Rockin’ It Up

Three weekends ago, Sara (Ryan’s Mom), Ryan, and I took a 3-hour road trip to Table Rock Lake (Branson, MO) to visit his Grandparents.  I had been there once before (3 years ago) and I was glad to return!  Ryan’s Uncle (Sara’s brother) and cousin were there too.  Ryan’s family is really sweet and I feel really comfortable around them.  I love his Grandparents house too; they have arguably the best view on the Lake!  We just stayed one night, so it was a quick trip, but we fit in as much fun as we could!!

Ryan’s Mom and Grandma.  Aren’t they adorable in their glasses?  Both are super sweet!

Ryan’s Mimi and Papa :)

Their pretty kitty, Tom.





After we got there and unpacked, Ryan and I went to a “beach” (rocks, not sand) to swim for a little bit before dinner.  The water was warm and it’s really pretty too!  It’s the bluest lake in Missouri (according to my Ecology prof).

My sun-bathing babe.. hehe

Then we got ready to celebrate Ryan’s cousin’s birthday at Famous Dave’s (BBQ). I had never had Famous Dave’s before, and I found out their ribs were very tasy!  I ate them with a fork too, isn’t that like against all rib-eating rules?  :)

The restaurant was at “The Landing,” this adorable outdoor place in Branson with lots of shops, restaurants, etc.   Afterwards, we went to Coldstone Creamery and we were all so stuffed full that Ryan, Sara, and I shared some Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!  Hello, high calorie goodness!

Branson, MO

Ryan’s Uncle and Cousin

They brought out a birthday dessert with an awesome sparkler candle!!!

Ryan, what’s that face for?  He must be scared of the bear behind us.

Some country band playing with sweet water fountains behind them

The next morning we woke up bright and early for Church and then went directly to breakfast afterwards.  I think that half the church goes to the same restaurant!!

After that, we back back to his Grandparents and decided that Ryan and I wanted his Grandpa to take us fishing.  He has a fishing boat, poles, etc so we were all set.  All three of us love fishing, and even though his Grandpa is the pro, Ryan outfished him and me both!

He caught the smallest, the biggest, and the most.

I’m sporting some wind blown hair!

And Ryan is sporting John Tibbs apparel.   {Please enter to win some here!}

I don’t think I can say this enough… he is too cute and sweet!  Love him.  :)

Ryan’s beauty he caught

Baby fish









After four hours of fishing in the hot sun, with nothing but breakfast in our bellies, we headed back home late afternoon.  But not without a stop for some much needed food and a quick stop at the Gap Outlet.

A great time was had by all!

SIDE NOTE: On the way there, we stopped at Schlotzsky’s (YUM, a rare treat!) and my friend, Jennifer and her husband Chaz, met us there.  I hadn’t seen her/talked to her in a long time!  So that was a little added bonus to catch up with her for a bit!

5 Responses to Table Rockin’ It Up

  1. Carriejo June 29, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    Love the pics! :)

  2. Saranray June 29, 2010 at 1:22 am #

    These are great pictures! You're too sweet, Ms. Mindy!

  3. Mindy June 29, 2010 at 1:47 am #

    Thank you! I was being a little camera happy that weekend.

  4. Mindy June 29, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Thanks. :) It was a great weekend, thanks for bringing me along!

  5. MamaM June 29, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    Fun photos!! You are adorable!

    Is it strange that my favorite photos are the ones of the Famous Daves menu and your “sun-bathing babe's” T-shirt?! Great job!

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