Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Catching Up

Tonight we are all sad to be on our way back to the cold and routine of life in Illinois. 

We had SUCH a wonderful time in Florida spending time with Grandma and hanging out in the WARMTH! 

We were able to visit for an evening at Give Kids the World Village (one of our VERY favorite places in the world!)

Olivia and I went to Universal for a day (so we could RIDE the rides the boys are so scared of!) and to hang out in the Wizarding World of HP!

Had a great time hanging out at the rental house, and swimming every day!

Took a quick shopping trip to Downtown Disney where Braeden got to make a car at Ride*makerz.

We oohed and aahed over all the treats!

Had a great time at ICE! Merry Madagascar!

And now we travel back home.  No school still until Monday and Olivia and I have a girls day planned with friends of ours on Saturday.  We've had a wonderful holiday and I pray you have too!


maureen said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful winter vacation. It is so good to unwind and relax with lots of family time.

I hope you have a good return to school and that the kids don't have any trouble getting back into the school routine! I know mine did a little, but now we are settled back in and everyone is doing well.

Looking forward to more good posts from you in 2013!


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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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