Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Week in Florida

Yes, the tour is complete and we've hit the ground with our wheels turning here on the home front. But the loads of pictures from the past two weeks are still piled up on my computer. With the wintery temps here in the north, its sweet to go back over these sunny, delightful memories filled with priceless family times. 
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Here are some of the pictures we captured in Florida before heading out on the cruise adventure: 


After facing the relentless ice storms in Alabama and South Carolina, we were grateful to turn our wheels south and head for sunny Orlando. The whole family (excepting Dan & Bethany's family) arrived over the course of a few days. In addition to sharing several concerts in the area, we enjoyed the time to catch up with friends, school, cooking, and laundry. 


Studies


And more studies


Playing around the water...




...and IN the water. 


After endless crock-pot meals on the bus, its always a delightful treat to have access to a 'real' kitchen! Here we mixed up a large batch of one of our Nebraska favorites: Runzas. Mmmmmmm!


Lookin' delicious!


Smiles


Another big project on this trip has been writing and rehearsing new music for the coming year. This is how we spent many hours. 


Along with several for-fun jamming sessions with Andrew. 


Mid-week Josiah's family arrived!


And we celebrated all the February birthdays.


Happy smiles. And wow, so grateful for each of these girls!


Serious competition


Dutch Blitz Extreme!


Susanna and Lindsey


"that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, 
that you also may have fellowship with us; 
and truly our fellowship
is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ."
1 John 1:3

4 comments:

Lexi said...

So kewl! What is the Dutch Biltz game? It's pretty cold here to but I like cold weather verses warm weather. Fun jaming sound fun.
In Christ,
Lexi

Tashia said...

Thanks for sharing all these pictures! Looks like y'all had a fun time in Florida! I can't wait for warm weather! ;)
~Tashia

Cryslyn said...

Looks like it was a fun trip! I can't wait to hear all about the cruise! I would have loved to join ya'll, but finances kept me from making the trip... oh well, I'm just hoping to see your family in concert sometime this year!

God Bless!
Cryslyn

Rebekah said...

You probably won't believe this, but my sister and I had to look up "Runzas" cause we had no idea what they were! We're from the west coast, so probably that explains it. :D
They look delicious...maybe we'll try making some ourselves one day. Hint, hint (how about a recipe post?)

Do you put cabbage in them?
If you guys like Runzas I'm sure you'd also enjoy another European meal called "sarmale" (cabbage rolls with ground meat). They're really popular in Eastern Europe and definitely tasty.