Lake of the Ozarks 2015

It's been just over a week now since we returned from our annual Lake of the Ozarks trip with my family.  Since Craig and I celebrated our anniversary the same weekend my family headed to the lake, we held off on going until Wednesday and then we stayed until Saturday.  The story is the same as it is every year, but the kids continue to grow!  I don't have a ton of photos, but just enough to remember our trip this year!

The annual "our car is full" photo

As he does whenever we're around my family, Brantley loved his time with Kellen.  Poor Holden was the odd man out again, but soon enough, Baby Madden will be older and he'll have a buddy of his own.

Our days were spent primarily at the pool.  The lake dock is just not ideal with kids this age.


Evenings were spent at the park. 

I did a little hammock swinging with the babe.

And of course, it wouldn't be the lake without watching the sunset at least once.

On Friday night, we went to our annual dinner spot, Paradise.  However, Holden had the meltdown of all never before in his life has he acted that Craig asked for his meal to go and took it (along with a screaming Holden) to the car.  I was disappointed because I had planned to get a family photo on the dock near the water (at the restaurant), but I quickly realized that wasn't happening.

After a somber dinner, Brantley and I headed to our car to find Holden still crying like no other.  He screamed for the next hour or so and then all of a sudden, he was over it.  And thankfully, we did manage to get one decent family photo later that night.  

Earlier in the night, we got our annual family photo by the resort sign.

And that concludes yet another year at the lake!  To see previous years, follow these links: 2013 | 2014


  1. Oh, so fun! We've been talking about taking the kids to the Lake some weekend. It's been years since I've been there. This looks like a blast!

  2. So so fun!!!!! Great family picture! So glad Holden got over his meltdown! ;)

  3. Lake weekends are so fun! I need to convince someone to get a boat or lakehouse and invite us! ;)