Monday, December 31, 2012

Multitude Monday - New Years Eve

Another Monday is here!
Another Monday to reflect upon multitudes of God's Blessings.
The top 10 blessings...

50- Sunny weather and amazing pool day today :)
51- Awesome deals at Target!
52- Reuniting with cousins for a great evening!
53- Enjoying quality family time
54- Watching Hannah grow up in the short time we have been on vaykay. She is a little fish in the pool and is beyond independent- surprise surprise :) Must be Mommy's girl for sure!!
55- Awesome chat at the pool with a great friend...while our kiddos were napping.
56- Pictures!  I L.O.V.E reliving great memories by checking out our pictures.
57- Health! While we have heard so many prayer requests about sick children, adults etc, we are so thankful that we all are healthy.
58-Mom's yummy fudge!
59- Kids in bed, fire works outside, candles and christmas lights on inside, hubby and I eating Mom's homemade slush w a movie date.
60- a new year to be rung in... in 2 short hours, but not a chance I will stay awake :)
Enjoy God's blessings in 2013! We can not wait to meet our newest blessing in 13 short weeks :)
Enjoy some pictures from our beach New Years Eve Partay

 Fireworks on the beach
 Other friends doing lanterns. It was like real life Tangled! Hannah & I were lovin' it!
Our condo, and our fans :)

 Hannah and Jackson. Ready for 2013 a few hours early

  Happy New Year!!! XOXO

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Florida Adventures

Gator Land Day- Harrison's Dream come true. For all your Gator Boys TV  fans... this would be right up your alley too :)

We got to feed the gators lots of turkey dogs, but the birds would steal them before the gators! Matt did an amazing job capturing this!

Train ride around the park

Who needs shoes? At least her hair bow stayed in today :)

Petting Zoo

                                      Creepy Crawly & Up Close Encounter Show

Our Gator Wrestler :)

He transformed into a Tiger :)

Beautiful Madeira Beach Sunsets!
Disney! Day after Christmas
We got there right at 8am when the Park opened, thank you for praying with us for rain. It DID rain!!! It poured for a little bit, mid day. Sooo...while everyone else was huddled under canopies motionless, we were jumping in puddles enjoying every second of no crowds - Matt, my mom and Harrison walked on to Splash Mountain AND Thunder Mountain!! Soo awesome :)

Our tired princess...wake up call at 530am to make the trek down to Orlando...and she was NOT happy with her new Minnie bow :( Good thing we caught it in one pic, bc thats all she wore it for. Silly Hannah :)

Dumbo Ride & Minnie Face Paint :)

Our speed racer man Harrison :)
Christmas Evening...assembling the gingerbread train set :)

Merry Christmas Florida Style!
Christmas Morning

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry & Bright!

Ohh what a wonderful time of year!
Multitude Monday came a day late :)
Blessings to be thankful for this week...

*A clean house- ( I LOVE returning home from vay kay to spotlessness!! :))
*A PERFECT red eye flight!!!! Seriously...worried that Hannah would be wide eyed from 11pm-4am, as we trekked to FL on Sunday night... but her and Harrison passed right out moments from take off. Love the ipad that lulled her to sleep.
*A cheery and awake Mimi to meet us a 5am in FL! SO thankful she made in to FL safely and could get us at that crazy hour on Christmas Eve Day.
*LOVE FLORIDA!!! So much has changed in the 5 years lapse that we have taken from coming here at Christmas time, but the smells, the beach, the fun & the condo are just AMAZING
*Thankful for DUNKIN just a few streets down from our condo :)
*Love love love that my mom spent time to deco the cond. It the trees...the lights...the candles... waves in the background, christmas vibe inside. Nothing beats it!
*Love that I know my Dad was watching us in Heaven, as his dear grandkiddies enjoyed Christmas in his condo. We  miss him each day, but the holidays are especially hard, especially since we havent been to Florida without him.
*Love the joy in the kids minds and eyes as they anticipated opening gifts. Harrison stayed up until 12 last night in hopes of opening his gifts RIGHT as it hit the 25th :) No such luck :)
*Enjoyed our Christmas Eve new-ish tradition :), of kids opening new jammies and new books. What a beautiful sight- 2 clean, jammied kids, reading books together.
*Love that both Matt & I are GCU free for the entire 2 weeks that we are here. Love that Matt is OFF work for the entire 2 weeks as well. We are truly on VAY KAY!!! Love love love this!!
*PS pray for a deluge tomorrow!! We heard there is a 50% chance of rain at Disney, so we are going to relive one of Matt & I's amazing dates. Disney soaked!! No lines! No waiting! Just soaked bliss. Seriously sooooo excited! Hannah + Princesses = BLISS. Mama + Disney in general, especially the food there = BLISS. Family time together = Bliss!!!

I hope that your Christmas holiday time is full of BLISS too!! XOXO