Monday, January 9, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year's Day. Right after Christmas Danny and I packed the girls up and headed South. Way south, 18 hours south!!! We left our house at 330am the 26th and arrived 9:45pm in Florida. The last 5 hours were what Hell must be like. The girls honestly did a great job. We had tons of activities, dvd's and such for them to enjoy.

We needed a mini vacation and decided to visit my dad's Florida house in Port Charlotte. He and my brother Charlie were there while on their Christmas break. We all had a great time together.....

Port Charlotte Beach, Florida

My dad

Lilly bug enjoying the sand

We only got to play in the pool one day b/c the temp has to be above 65 degrees in the morning for the club to open the pool. My little girls take after me and love the water.

Danny fishing in the backyard. He found it very relaxing and not can't wait for the 4 of us to fish in the spring/summer.

It was cold and rainy one day so we took the girls to the mall. They had a cute raceway track. The girls were excellent drivers.

Lilly loved throwing the sand, I however however was not to fond.

By the end of our vacation it was really warming up, high 70's. At first the water was cold but we got used to it.

This is Gracie with her friend Maximilian. He spoke English but has his second language. They were so cute together.

I asked Gracie if she introduced herself to him. She said, "Yes, I also told him this was Lilly, and she doesn't really talk to people she doesn't know but that's ok!"
And she really didn't talk to him, she just followed Gracie and him around, always a few steps behind.

Once we were back home as I was tucking the girls into bed I asked each of them what their favorite part of the vacation was. Lilly said the Beach, even though she got dirty. Gracie said the hotel ( on the way home we broke the drive up and stayed in a hotel.)

We had a wonderful trip. We enjoyed spending time with my dad and brother Charlie. We enjoyed all the activities and now feel refreshed for the new year.

Thank you Florida for you sunshine and beaches, but I have to say you have nothing on the Hampton INN in TN.

As you can tell Gracie got a nice glow, Lilly and I of course left as white as we came.

Happy New Year everyone.

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