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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Florida Trip

We are home from being gone 3 weeks to Florida! We have been home a week now, but it has taken me that long to get somewhat caught up with the traveling. I loved being in Florida with family, but 3 weeks was a long time to be gone, especially for the kids who appreciate routine.

The first week was for Exponential Conference that Steve and I go to every year. It has always been one of my favorite conferences to go to, this year was the first I had a kid in tow (as Presley was only 2 months old and I am her source of food), it was a different experience with a kid attached to me, needless to say, looking forward to next year when I am kid free again. I did have a great time with one of our staff's wife Chelsea and her little guy as we hung out most of the time while the men where in the conference able to pay attention. My SIL was there for MOPS as well, so I got good time with her and my new nephew (2 weeks young than Presley). 

The second week we hung around in Orlando with mom and grandma. Steve had flown back to KC to work and my dad was traveling the whole week.

The highlight of the trip was week number 3 when we once again spent a whole week with the Wiens family all under one roof. I say it every year (past years 2012, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 - no blog yet) but it is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Since I don't live near my family and only see my brothers and their families when I visit Florida (which is now about once a year) I love the time we get to spend together. We had a great time, just hanging out.

Get ready for some picture overload....




Payton went crabbing with "the Larry daddy hunts with" (Steve hunts in TX with this Larry)


Lil brother's shark
My dad's catch




Cousins Presley is 2 weeks older than Isaac



Great-grandma at 91 had baby duty

Uncle Colin was giving Colton a haircut


Baby duty again



Colin and Cayla (little brother)


Sunset from our rooftop balcony


First few days were really windy and rough waves

Presley's view of the beach in carrier

My 2 nephews (Anderson and Isaac)

Flying a kite


This was Colton's new scary action (along with a growl) to scare all the birds away




Isaac had similar view as Presley



Burying Uncle Jordan

Colton getting burried


Action shot of Colton burying daddy


My brothers hard work



My mom and dad


We mostly cook at home, but the whole crew ventured out for dinner one night

Jordan (older bro), Jaime, Jodie and Anderson (Isaac asleep in carseat)




All 15 of us

We had a blast! Can't wait for next year!