"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


So our sweet friends invited us to go a family vacation with them and their three kiddos. Yep call us crazy but we said yes! 8 kiddos (really 9 - one babe to come in march for our friends of course) and 4 parents in a condo in southern Florida for a week in January!

But it was so much fun.

There were some moments of course but so much fun!

Our kiddos were super pumped about the trip. They opened the package with their plane tickets (none of them had flown yet) and could barely contain the excitement. Shadd said "I didn't think I would ever fly til I was like 27" 😂😂

So they were pumped. Our flight with a lap chid was a bit dicey. Loo didn't really like being controlled in a seat by mom or dad. In the last 30 minutes prior to landing he kinda started going crazy. Kicking, screaming, crying, throwing himself around. It took all my power to just hold him and not lose it. The poor gentlemen in front of me got quite the back massage. Then about 10 minutes prior to landing he let out a large belch (probably due to all the food we had been giving him to entertain/keep him from running up and down the aisles). I should have known because there has been two other times he has went crazy like that and then once he belched and got that relief he was perfectly fine. Those kids I tell ya they keep ya on your toes! Thankfully the ride home had a row of empty seats behind us which he roamed til he decided to just crash and sleep!

We did some swimming, went out for dinner, hit up some local parks, went to the beach, the corkscrew swamp, ate lots of ice cream, watched movies, mini golf, pedicures, played games. So much fun and lots of relaxing!

the gang by age - 9 to 18months

our live fire juggler entertainment at the beach before dinner

some pics of our outing to the corkscrew swamp- it was quite the trek through the forest of giant sycamore trees but we got to see some awesome vegetation, succulents, air plants, a snake, some cool birds, some frogs, and an alligator sunbathing!

everyone in front of this giant alligator

and lots more fun!  

It was so much fun. A vacation we will never forget.