Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Break

What a terrific trip! James had spring break last week so we decided to go to NC and FL and I'm so glad we did. Last Friday we drove down to Grandma's house. We got there in time for K to shoot his 22 out back and then Friday night pizza and movie night. The kids loved watching Charlie Brown's Easter. We spent Saturday driving down to FL. This was Baby C's farthest traveling and she sometimes had enough in the car but was usually content to hold a hand as long as stopped when it was time to eat. Sunday started with Sunday cereal and green oatmeal and was a wonderful day of church, naps, and Baby C's baptism.  We all enjoyed the church service with wonderful music and great friends.

We had several fun things planned that we didn't do because the kids were a little under the weather but we still had a good time. One of the favorite things for the kids in Florida is special time with Papa. We've been starting that at age 4 but decided KG was close enough so the 4 big kids all got to go- K to Rotary, 2 boys to breakfast, and KG out for fun. They loved it!

We also enjoyed the wonderful weather with some egg decorating on the porch. 

 One afternoon we went horseback riding with Hopes and Dreams- a horse facility to support wounded warriors, veterans, and their families. The kids all loved it. T is such an animal lover. K loved being able to guide the horse himself. 
 Baby C enjoyed cuddling and napping there!

 Another favorite activity at Nana & Papas is swimming in the hot tub. Everytime it started to rain- the kids ran for the hot tub.
 we're also very thankful for Bibb park across the street. This time they played some baseball with Bibb grandkids. Here's KG and her driver.

 KG's first birthday celebration was in FL!
 Nana and Cinderella
 We left FL Thursday morning and spent the night at a friend's in Fayetteville. It was nice to go back to Manna Thursday night. Friday James ran a lot of errands and we were so thankful for super friends who loaned us their car, fed us lunch, and let us hang out all morning when we called that morning. Here's KG and her BFF- see their matching necklaces

 K often says how thankful he is that we have friends all over the world- which is so true. It's also true that Fayetteville is where we have the most friends. We had a terrific afternoon with great friends Friday night. Hillegonda had 15 kids, 9 parents over for bouncing, pizza, and movies. Our friend reunion/ KG's birthday party was a blast! we enjoyed the kid play time and grown up chatting time!

 And that night our whole family slept through the night! My first time in at least 4 months!! Nice!
 Saturday morning we drove back to Grandma's. Here's KG's birthday cake (#3). We enjoyed playing predator outside, visiting, and more Charlie Brown.
 Lots of tired people after a wonderful trip!
We got home tonight and filled our thankful journal- so many blessings- good friends and family, safe travels, wonderful memories, ... Thank you!

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