Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thanksgiving in Florida

We headed to Florida to see my in laws after my mom’s. We had a blast there, of course. Spent two nights down there and was able to log in a few firsts:

Blaine’s first trip to Florida.

Blaine’s first trip to the beach.

Justin’s first time sleeping on a pallet (not in a crib) and he did SO good! I think he wants to be big so bad but just can’t tell us yet.

We also picked out a Christmas tree, decorated it and I went running. I’m back running and training for a half marathon. I ran 6 1/2 miles for the first time since before Justin was born. I have to admit it felt pretty exhilarating knowing I can still do it! Yes, I have questioned myself!

So we also decided to go see Santa at the Bass Pro Shops in Destin. Little did we know that there was a parade and celebration of Santa lighting the big tree at Destin Commons. We had so much fun at this event! Troy, Brooke, Jake and Justin ran around the Commons. Justin ran and ran and ran until we decided not to chase him any longer. He was SO happy and would run up to someone, say “atch dis” (which means watch this) and would march (he marches by kicking one foot up in the air) around until he decided he wanted to run. It was the cutest thing. Then the fireworks went off. Let’s just say that they were WAY too close for us and were very loud. No one got upset but they were intense.

This was the most fun I’ve had doing something Christmas-y with the kids. Hope we can do it again one day!

Brian made the below “ornament” as a small child. There is some sort of inside joke (of which I’m not privy) but it’s some sort of special ornament. I *might* make fun of it sometimes.

brians ornamentbrookejeff and familyjakegrandy ticklingjustin with brianjustin with ornamentjustintroy putting on ornamenttroy looking at treewith grandkidsfamilyB and e with kidsB and e in chairgrandkids onlyBlaine on beachtroy justin and blaine


Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beach front with my kids.
I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old
daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear."
She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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