Monday, December 20, 2010

something different...

This Christmas we decided to do something different. Instead of adding to the "stuff" we have, my husband and I decided our gift to our children and ourselves would be to be a trip to Florida to spend time with family.
We started off in Central Florida to see Grandma and Grandpa and it was so wonderful to be with them. We don't see them enough but we treasure the time we get to be together.
There are not too far from Disney, so we had planned to spend a day there.
It was a bright blue sunny but crisp day. From there we headed to my sister's to spend time with her family
they live near the Gulf of Mexico.
We went orange picking.
Because of the cold temperatures the oranges were super sweet.
My precious niece...
The tangelo orange is so yummy for juicing.
Wish we brought home more of them.
Another day was for strawberry picking.
We went to a farm where they are grown hydroponically. mmmmm! some fun on the beach for cousins...
first time for this one...

Christmas card perhaps?

We had a really good time together. Not only did we spend time with our family in Florida but we also got to reconnect with each other.

With the older ones in college now,
God only knows if we'll get to make this kind of trip together again.


consume me... said...

LOVE this post...thanks for sharing your family with us! My favorite pic is the one with all the kids on the beach- YES, I'd say it should be a card! Precious! Merry Christmas, my friend..

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a great idea for a Christmas gift, thanks for sharing.