We returned home mid-week last week from a fabulous vacation. We had a couple of days at home beforehand and a day at home after as well. It was very relaxing and a lot of fun. We went to Mark Twain Landing - the same resort that we stayed at last year for the Fourth of July. We had so much fun last year that my family decided to join us this year. My mother gave our family (and my three sister's) three nights stay at the cabins for Christmas in 2008. Russ and I added on a night and we spent four nights in the cabins (that's the way I do camping - full bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV). The resort has so many activities for the kids (including a good size water park with hardly any lines) and it's just a great family time. We've already began discussions on going back next year.
The vacation was twice as nice for us as we are only 16 miles from Russ' parents as well. His brother came down from St Louis so the boys had both sides of their extended family together for several days. We had a 3rd birthday party for Ryan at their house one night and then a large cookout and fireworks with both sides of the family the next night. It was really special for us. We didn't spend a ton of money or pack in much sight-seeing but we really just enjoyed hanging out, being together, sitting by the bonfire, etc.
We had rented golf carts to get around the resort and they proved to be a lot of fun for everyone as well. I could just go on and on with all of the fun that we had but I'll just add all the great pictures that we got instead!