Wednesday morning, after Jake forced poor Monica to try biscuits & gravy for the first time (which only confirmed the fact that she didn't like them), we were off to Lake of the Ozarks to do some shopping, play a little put put, and have lunch by the water. Let's face it, I'll call anything a "vacation" if it means I get to eat some tasty food.
After lunch, we headed to Sugar Creek for a round of mini golf. The dashboard in Jake's truck read 96 degrees, so we were relieved to find the entire course shaded. We opted for the Water Wheel course thinking it would somehow be cooler (it wasn't), and even the tot got in on the action. Jacob ended up beating us all, but his win was bittersweet since everyone got a hole in one except for him! I came in dead last, of course, but we all had a good time, even with the heat.
Since we were all hot, sweaty messes, we decided to call it a day and head back home. We ended our night watching Taylor rub spaghetti all over her face and then chilled downstairs after the tot was in bed. This morning, we said goodbye and vowed to see each other in Idaho after Christmas. We're so happy that Taylor was finally able to meet her Aunt Mo and Uncle Jacob and that we were able to spend some much-needed time with them as well. A midweek break is exactly what we needed.