Florida and Back!

The kids, my dad and I travelled together again to Florida for a week where we met James and John at Orange Lake Resort.  We arrived late Wednesday, in the middle of James’ tri camp (which this year reached record numbers and was a massive success!)  We were lucky enough to spend some time with Aunt Esther and Gary (John’s sister).  Esther gave the girls a beautiful engraved bracelet and jewlery box set.  Annika has warn hers every day since, she’s so proud that it has her name on it!  Thanks Esther and Gary, you’re so sweet and thoughtful!


Since this trip was possibly the last for a while at Orange Lake for the kids and I, we maxed out most of our time in all the pools throughout the resort.  We ventured to nearby Downtown Disney and Disney’s Boardwalk – we left the parks for another trip, maybe next year when we’ll stay at a Disney resort (or cruise…) and experience everything right at our fingertips!

Here are a few of my fav pics from the trip!


So proud of our rock-climbing queen!  She was so brave, we were so proud of her!




We were lucky enough to have Karsten (who helped James with the camp) and Megan to keep us company!  We had a lot of fun!!!!



We missed our Mavie, Nana and Timmie!  My mom volunteered to stay back with the dogs again this year Sad smile(and got our Mavie groomed for us)  He’s all set for the warmer weather and looks so handsome, thank you mom!!!!

The kids were fantastic and really loved the travel to and from!  They adjusted to the sometimes chaotic nature of travel really well!  So proud of them and excited to see where our next adventure takes us!!

The weather was much better upon our arrival home… I’ll take anything warmer than the –20 average we’ve been experiencing this winter…. I was expecting to freeze when we got home, but was pleasantly surprised with temps hovering around 0!!!  Spring is heeeeere!!!!

Levi and David came for a visit to let tired mommy get a little rest…Levi is apparently alert to sleep Sad smile


Fist pump


Fell asleep on my hand xo


Took a walk to David and Jenn’s future new home (their lot is the dirt pile in the distance)!!  Less than 1 mile from our doorstep!  Can’t wait to have them close by!!!!!


Mission “biking” has already commenced!

aaand… already in the spirit of Easter, we had an egg decorating party this weekend!



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