A Fantastic and Relaxing Weekend

This past weekend, Ryan and I went to visit Ashley and Andy in Omaha!  We left on Friday after work and got to their place around 10:00. Honestly, there is not too much to describe because we spent a lot of time in, which was exactly what we needed!  We played a lot of Euchre in which Ashley and I kicked some butt and I am now anxiously awaiting my homemade strawberry pie.  Ashley and I babysat the cutest little boy on Saturday night and went for a walk.  On Sunday morning, Ashley and I ran a 5k in the middle of a thunderstorm that was just passing through.  We caught about 2 miles of rain, and then it lightened up for the last part of the race, which made it feel way sticky and muggy...BLAH!  But it was my first 5K and I'm so glad I did it, I'm already looking forward to another, now that I know I won't be in last place, haha!  I'm saving my favorite part of our Omaha trip for last, but here a couple pictures so far:

WAIT! What is that bear doing there?!  That would be from the amazing Safari Park in Omaha!  So there is this park, which feels very much like Jurassic Park when you pass through it's different gates, that you pay to drive through and the wildlife is right outside your window.  Well, most of it runs free, not the bears or wolves.  There was a spot in the middle of the park where you parked your car and walked to the bear, wolf, and eagle enclosures.  It was so awesome, the bears were RIGHT there, so much closer than they are at the zoo.  It was probably one of my favorite things we have done in Omaha so far, besides the actual zoo since it's amazing.  When we got to the bison area, we were stopped for a little while because those massive creatures do what they want and were standing in the road.  Enjoy these pics and be jealous, you know you want to go!

Finally, since we didn't hit up any fireworks in Omaha, Ryan and I went to Bettendorf's fireworks back home.  They were amazing and it was such a beautiful night, and it was kind of nice to spend that time together, alone.  Happy Belated 4th of July everyone!


  1. You got some great pictures at the safari park! Maybe next time I should remember to bring my camera. Thanks for coming! We had so much fun!

  2. Looks like a fun time! Congrats on the 5K! You rock!! :) See you this weekend!!