Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Florida, Part I

When I mentioned a few days ago that I had taken 790 pictures on our 6 day vacation, I was not exaggerating.  Its a bit overwhelming to go through them all and I decided it really has to split into more than one post.  I think the girls will always have vague memories of the trip, especially if they have pictures to look back on, so post I will.

After landing and renting our mini-van (Avery loves the fact that we drive a van on vacation) we got to Shaun's grandparent's house about 1:30.  After hugs were exchanged, the kids dove right in getting all the attention from the doting adults around.  Hands down, my favorite part of this trip was watching four generations interacting.  Nana arranged it so that Shaun's dad and his wife from Illinois were there during our visit and additionally Shaun's brother Nathan and his wife were there.  Though they live 10 minutes from us the kids and I hadn't seen a whole lot of Uncle Nathan because of tax season.  Together, we made a group of 11, but amazingly, and with Nana's careful planning, the week went very smoothly.

The first afternoon we stayed outside and enjoyed the breeze.  Grandpa and the girls were on a hunt for lizards.

Each night we were treated to dinner out and were shown some of their favorite restaurants.
Because there were 11 of us staying we could not all fit in Nana's 2 bedroom mobile home.  So we stayed at a hotel just a couple miles away.  The girls were pumped about it.  When we arrived, Shaun looked out our window and said, Oh, there's a hot tub!  Amanda went running over and said Where's the hot dog??  There was also a "cold tub" as the girls called the pool.

The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.
Psalm 50:1


Rebecca Jo said...

I'm kinda craving a hot dog now :)

Glad to see another "clicker" like me... I went down to visit family this past weekend & came home with 265 pictures in just 4 days... cant get enough!

Shawn, Shelva, Symeon and Marin said...

looks like such fun and I love that amanda is wearing jewelry even in the tub!