Thursday, February 26, 2009

Florida!






Two weeks ago tomorrow, we began our adventure! 7 Kids (ages 7,6,5,4,3,2,2) and 6 adults piled into a 15 passenger van and headed down to florida. We left at 4:30 pm on Friday from Duluth Minnesota, and arrived in Destin Florida Saturday night around 7:30. Now our family has made a number of road trips of 20+ hours, Nathanael and I are crazy and drive usually drive straight through without staying overnight. But this trip was different. Sure, the volume level in the BUS was amazing at some points, there usually was one child that was somewhat one edge, but surprisingly I can say, this was the easiest road trip we have ever taken. Probably because our usual adult to child ratio of 2:4, was now a favorable 6:7!!! And we actually got to sleep during the trip. I am putting together a video documentary, and hope to share it with you soon.
BESIDES the ride to and from, our vacation in Florida was wonderful. Plently of sun, even if it always wasn't Hot. Lots of time at the beach playing, flying kites, and taking walks. We took in a dolpin and sea lion show at the Gulfarium. Went to TWO movies in three days, when does that ever happen!!!
It has been a long time since we've tried for a good family picture, so I planned to take some pics down at the beach. They turned out beautifully!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Years!

Hope you all had a wonderful evening. We spent the night at my brother and sister-in-laws house. Despite the sub zero temps, and very cold wind chill, we bundled up and spent a few hours out on the rink. This was the first time ice skating for all our kids.
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