Monday, March 23, 2009

Our first hail storm of 2009.






Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary! It was anything but boring!

The day started with this:


That's right...500 balloons! What a labor of love that was. Thank you teen boys!


Franklin then took some of the boys in the youth group to play golf, while I took the girls to the zoo.









We then celebrated our 7 years by eating out and playing video games at the Family Fun Center. We earned 1396 points after playing a ton of games based on pure luck...we were so close to getting the jackpot of tickets on this one game...never send us to Vegas. Fischer was excited about the trinkets we brought home.


This is my favorite picture of the day. Why you ask?



Because it is the reason that we love our church family at Southwest so much. You see the older man on the right hand side of the picture? He's surrounded by a brood of loud, excited teenagers...and he's still smiling! Our elders love our young people and they like to see them having a good time. The teens were yelling, laughing and running through the office...but he didn't care...he was just enjoying their zest for life. They may be out of touch with their culture(sometimes we are too) but they care about their spiritual life. We are so blessed to work under an eldership that truly cares about our young people.









Saturday, March 14, 2009

There was a time when a Friday night meant going out to dinner, dressing up, having a good time with friends...those were fun days...but I wouldn't trade them for the new Friday night.


I wasn't feeling well yesterday, so Fischer and Franklin went to the store to pick up a few things. When Fischer rode past the aisle of flowers he said, "Let's buy some flowers...for MOMMY!"


This is one of those moments in motherhood that makes it all worth it...a moment where you feel that maybe just maybe you are raising a sweet little man.


So, we spent our Friday night enjoying our flowers, taking some funny pictures, and listening to Wall-E pump music. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Thank you God for my blessings.




Look what Fischer got you mommy!!!


















Friday, March 06, 2009

These pictures are from our trip to Clearwater Beach. It was a warm yet foggy day...which actually turned out to be for the best...otherwise we would have been SO hot. The Gulf of Mexico was FREEZING...so swimming was not an option.

Fischer made friends with these two little boys from Minnesota.




I believe this picture of my granny was taken right after the seagulls stole her entire lunch. They were very hungry birds...and they were not afraid of anyone!
















Wednesday, March 04, 2009


These are pictures from our adventures at Ft. Wilderness. This is somewhat of a Disney secret...it's a HUGE camping ground that you can access and find a ton of fun things to do. They have horseback riding, dinner shows, a beach, playground and free boat rides to the Magic Kingdom, Ft. Wildnerness Lodge and the Contemporary Resort.
We rode the boats all day and had lunch at the Lodge. When we arrived at the Contemporary Resort we were able to get on the monorail and ride around to Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian Hotel. This was one of my favorite days at Disney. It was so relaxing and free! The panoramic picture was taken from a rocking chair in front of the general store. I literally could have sat there for days...it was so beautiful!




Monday, March 02, 2009

Here are some more pictures from our adventures at Epcot. This was the coldest day while we were in Florida...I think the high was 51 degrees. Tropical compared to 10 degrees.


My Grandma at "Morocco" in Epcot






This was Fischer's reaction to the pop he tasted from another country. I can't remember where it was from but it was DISGUSTING!!





I just loved the colors in these plants. Oh yeah, and the little boy in the picture is pretty handsome too!











Here is a little video of Fischer dancing at Epcot.


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