End Summer With a Splash {Giveaway}

UPDATE:  Comment #12 has been randomly selected as the winner.  Congratulations Kirsten!

Sometimes an overnight staycation is exactly what you need.

Several weeks ago, before our summer got really crazy, we enjoyed a day/night on the town over Father’s Day weekend, just before we traveled to Kenya.

We checked into The Woodlands Resort (North of Houston, Texas) and the person in charge checked out the amenities.

My son checked out the rollaway bed. He was pretty excited about it:

My daughter found snow cones around the pool and the fun was just starting.

When we got back to our room, we devoured an afternoon snack (my kids were so impressed)

The night ended with a Dive-In Movie around the pool. But I’m not going to lie, my favorite part was the super, amazing, deluxe breakfast the next morning before church.

There were seriously about 200 choices!

It was an awesome weekend!

I’m happy to announce The Woodlands Resort is providing give away an Oasis of Fun package that is an overnight stay for two adults (and up to two kids) plus breakfast for four! It includes many amenities like the amazing pools, sauna, steam room, Fitness Center and Forest Oasis Waterscape.

Please check out The Woodalands Resort and leave a comment if you’d like to win!

This giveaway ends on Friday.


  1. 1

    Jamie says

    I would LOVE LOVE to win! I am pregnant and would love one last getaway with my husband (and perhaps my 3 year old can come too :-D) before the baby comes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. 3

    Amanda M says

    This would be so amazing! My brother and SIL just moved to the area and that sounds like an added bonus in going to visit them =)

  3. 4

    Kaitlin says

    How fun would that be?! My husband and I stayed there for our first anniversary but have never been with kids…they would love it!

  4. 7

    tina says

    It would be perfect for us! I too am about to have a baby and my husband and I need one least moment of peace before boy #2 gets here.

  5. 10

    kelly fitzpatrick says

    oooh! oooh! pick me! pick me! my man and oldest daughter are serving orphans in china as i type. it would be great for them to return to a wonderful getaway to debrief and decompress–to be refreshed and pampered. i’m afraid our a/c less situation is a little less lavish than the woodlands resort! haha! thanks for the opportunity~!

  6. 11

    Wendi says

    What a beautiful place and a wonderful giveaway. This would be a fun stop on our Fall cross country trip, the kids would love it and so would us. Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. 12

    Kirsten says

    Heck yes! I love what you guys have done in Kenya, and am a huge WFMW fan. Thanks for a reason to come out of lurkdom. Lurkersville? Spell check says those aren’t real, but I’m going with it. :)

  8. 19


    In ministry and haven’t had a vacation in yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs. Our family of four could use some serious reprieve time away from ministry responsibilities. Thanks for doing an awesome giveaway! Here’s hoping!

  9. 20

    Margaret says

    Wow, what a gorgeous place! We would love to win. We missed our vacation opportunity this year because of a tropical storm and are in desperate need of a getaway!

  10. 21

    Amy McG says

    This resort looks spectacular! We would love the opportunity to take our kids on a getaway vacation.

  11. 22

    Elizabeth says

    The resort looks amazing! My family hasn’t had a vacation in several years, so it would be a real blessing to win. I might even gift the package to my parents. :)

  12. 24

    juliea says

    This looks like such a great place for a family to relax and play together. We would love it. Thank you so much.

  13. 30


    Wow! That looks like a ton of fun! I can see my kids getting a kick out of the roll away bed and the humongous cookie too! We have not taken a real vacation in I don’t know how long, so a trip to Woodlands would be wonderful.

  14. 33

    Jennifer Lopez says

    I need this. I am due (with my third) on Sept 5. My two boys are keeping me on my toes, even when I can’t see my toes. It would be nice to relax before SHE arrives. I need a girl after two boys. =)

  15. 34

    Annie says

    My Hubby was just saying we need a stay cation! This would make that happen. Thanks Kristin! Love the pics of yours. Especially the ones of the person in charge!

  16. 38

    Karen May says

    The kids would be thrilled to actually see the inside of the resort that we drive by so often!!

  17. 43

    MichelleH says

    That looks like so much fun! Snow cones and stilt walkers around the pool? Shut UP! lol My kids would love this.

  18. 57

    Stacy says

    Looks like the perfect getaway for my family! Thanks for the opportunity! BTW–LOVE reading your blog!

  19. 58

    Jenn M says

    We just had good family friends move to that area…how great would it be to go down and see them! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  20. 59

    Kristi F says

    This looks like a very fun and relaxing place to visit. My husband could play golf while I read by the pool and then we can find fun things to do together as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. 60

    Sarah P says

    Oh wow, that would be amazing. I’ve been on bed rest for about forever now with this pregnancy and it would be so relaxing to get away (once I’m allowed to stand again, that is. ) :)

  22. 65

    Meriann says

    Back to school for kiddos AND teacher mom! Ooooh t’would be lovely to have one last hoorah at such a relaxing resort!

  23. 70

    Sharon says

    What an amazing resort and awesome giveaway! We are only 2 hours from The Woodlands so this would be perfect for my little family!

  24. 71

    Jenni says

    I need a vacation so bad. I love the resort. We got there last year and would love to go there this year.

  25. 72

    Leanna says

    This would be a perfect getaway…a few hours from home, but close enough for a relaxing weekend away. What a great giveaway!!!

  26. 73

    Miranda says

    This resort looks amazing! I’d love to get away with my wonderful hubby before he starts his 2nd super crazy semester of PA school!

  27. 74

    Debra Stanley says

    Wow!!! Would love to win this. My brother and his family just went there and had a blast. Life has been very stressful, lots of hard disisions to make, and finically very hard over the last year. Would love the chance to win this getaway and enjoy a few “stress free” days with my family!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  28. 88

    Rachael Belvin says

    We have never been and havent been able to do anything as a family this year because of finances, that would be an awesome time for us to connect and make memories before school starts. Plese pick us :)

  29. 94

    Julie Rogers says

    I would LOVE to win this for my family! I have one baby going to college and two babies in middle school. I need a vacation!!!

  30. 97

    Alicia D says

    Oh, this sounds amazing! My sister-in-law and family moved down that way this spring. I’d love to be able to stop in for a visit while we’re there. :)

  31. 100


    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Hubs and I didn’t get to do anything for our anniversary this year because I was traveling, so this would be an awesome way to celebrate what we didn’t get to.

  32. 102

    Renee says

    We wanted to do something as a family when our daughter gets home from her summer in Africa next week. This would be great!

  33. 103

    Dara says

    Ohhhhh! I would love a chance to win this giveaway!
    This would be such a wonderful anniversary getaway for me and my hubby.

    God bless!

  34. 104


    What a beautiful place! I know my family would love to take several ride bikes around there. Thank you for the chance to win.

  35. 114

    Morgan T says

    Hi Kristen! Would love to win. Looks like such a fun place :) Hope your move is going well. Thinking of you guys.

  36. 118


    Ohmygosh… that would be awesome!! We went on a {slightly less} fancy staycation back on the 4th of July and our kids had a blast! It’s amazing how refreshed you can be after just a night or two away from the rut of routine!

  37. 120

    Kyla says

    This looks like a fabulous place for a vacation! I would love to take my family there – and your pics are fabulous!! We are SO going to consider this place next summer if we dont win, but it sure would be awesome to have a getaway weekend before school starts this year!!! Hope we win it!!!

  38. 122


    My family didn’t get away together this summer. We all went on various trips (missions, scouts, kids with grandparents) but not together as a family. And we’re a family of four!

  39. 126

    Amanda says

    What a beautiful place! My husband would greatly enjoy hitting the greens, our daughter would love the pool area and I think I could benefit from the spa and nearby shopping! This is an awesome giveaway!!

  40. 128


    What a fantastic giveaway, Kristen! Our family would love to visit Houston again, but only if YOUR FAMILY promises to meet us at the resort for a swim. 😉

    That breakfast looks ah-mazing…and I know my little girls would have a blast splashing around at Puffy’s Sprayground!

  41. 129

    amykay says

    that place looks AMAZING. we are moving to Texas in four days (!!!!) and this would be quite a way to celebrate! :)

  42. 133

    April says

    Looks like a fabulous stay and resort! Winning a stay would be a lovely way to “force” me to FINALLY visit Texas (and look into relocating too!?)! 😀
    Good luck to everyone!

  43. 134

    Melissa says

    How fun! My brother and sister-in-law live there and I’d love to give them an anniversary stay-cation getaway present!

  44. 135


    sounds like you and your family had an amazing time together. we all need those times away from home together. thank you for being a blessing to all of us (your readers) and may God continue to bless you on your mission with the girls in Africa because you are such a blessing to them and to us. we would love to win a weekend away …always needed!

  45. 136

    Jabber Jaws says

    I love this – I’ve never been there but we have grandparents in Houston. I would LOVE to rent a bike and celebrate my 8 year old who can ride now!!! This place is perfect – riding and swimming and yummy food. We will be dreaming about this one.

  46. 137


    We are a few hours away from Houston and would love to win this trip. My husband works very hard at our
    concrete business and serving the youth at our church when he is not working. This would be a great way
    foe me to give back to him.

  47. 142

    Hillary S. says

    We are just down the road in Houston — that place looks absolutely marvelous! My kids and husband would think that is too cool!

    This would be an awesome suprise for our family!

  48. 149

    Emily Johnson says

    I’d love to win this one! We’re going in a couple of weeks with some friends and the girls are so excited.

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