Sunday, February 26, 2012

Our Final Full Day in Florida! Hard to Believe! It's gone by soooo fast!

Today we celebrated the Lord's day here in Florida by going to church with my parents. We first had Sunday school, and that was really good, and then the church service. The church was sooooo glad to see us, as we had some of the only children at the church today! It was so sweet. They just loved on us so much! It was nice to meet some of my parents dear friends in the Lord here!

After church, we enjoyed some fellowship time with the church folks. Then we headed to the market of Marion county. This is an awesome indoor flea market that we love to go to!

After that we headed to my folks' favorite Chinese restaurant for a very late lunch.

Now, the van is packed and we are ready for a 5:00 am departure in the morning tomorrow. We are watching a DVD from Sight and Sound that we borrowed from Aunt Suzy. It's the story of Ruth.

Then to bed and up early to head to Wake Forest North Carolina.

Take a peek at our day!

Meet Grace's new friend, Elizabeth! She fell in love with Grace during Sunday school!

We enjoy fellowship time after the church service!

The girls and their new matching skirts!

My Dad's favorite music store at the Marion market! They wanted to meet Madelyn. When Grace and Madelyn make their first cd, these folks want to have a copy!

A must have at at the market--mini donuts! Yum!

At the Chinese restaurant!

We enjoy a light dessert in the evening prepared by Edward!Thank you so much Dad and Mom! We love you, and we've had a wonderful time here!xoxoxoxoxo

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy 73rd Birthday Grammie Linda!!! We love you!

We had a great day today celebrating my Mom's birthday. It was so nice to be in Florida with her to celebrate! The kids and I made baked French toast for her this morning! That was great! My Dad took us out to the Golden Corral for lunch, along with some friends of my folks, too, and then we had a new England traditional supper of crackers and milk and cheese! Yummy! Some friends brought over strawberry shortcake for us to enjoy for dessert, too! Thank you Aunt Helen!!

Happy Birthday Grammie Linda!

Our yummy supper!


A Day In Epcot------Thank you Grampa Dave! Friday, February 24, 2012

When we first got down here, as we were walking on our first day my Dad said..."I'd like to send your family to Disney as a treat!"...we were soooo excited, and we didn't tell the children. We picked today--Friday, February 24 as the day to go! We had an amazing day! Grampa was gone for the day, but Grammie Linda came with us! It was a beautiful day of weather, and we picked Epcot as the park to go to. We set out at 7:00 in the morning, and arrived at the park when it opened at 9:00. This is when the kids found out! They were thrilled!

We enjoyed time in 11 countries, and the other new areas of the park as well! Our favorite rides were Soarin', and Test Track. Grammie went on both! Wow! We ate lunch in China, and had dessert in France, and a snack of giant pretzels near Canada!

 Here are some photos of our trip!

We finally made it!! Yeah!!

In The Land!

A ride through their greenhouses and they hydroponic gardens! Sooooo cool!

We loved learning about Canada!

Mexico was great fun, too!

We enjoyed Norway!

Lunch time in China!

Glenn had a wonderful chicken dish, chinese cabbage salad, sesame bread, and a beef soup! Yum!

Grace dined on rice and vegetables with shrimp.

Mom, Madelyn, Elisha and I had this wonderful Chinese chicken salad!

Jon, Edward, and Nicole had lo mein, with chicken and meatballs and carrots. It was delicious!

We were amazed at the details in the gardens. This shubbery and flowers were snow white and the 7 dwarfs!

A visit to Morocco!

Everyone loved meeting Mary Poppins!

We went to a wonderful place where for free you could taste sodas from different countries!

Mozambique, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, Japan, and a few others!

What a spectacular place at night!

The girls loved meeting sleeping beauty!  Well Grampa! What a glorious day we had! Thank you sooo much! We love you!