That night was Friday the 20th and all my family started to get here that evening, my sister Lindsay and her family drove in around 2, my brother Taylor and his family were delayed but made it by around 3 and my brother Tanner had a red eye and arrived at 6am…The next week and a half were filled with many fun things. Saturday during the day it was a little cold but the kids got in the water and we got the jet ski out; Teddy went on the tube with Braden and Gavin and I went out with G as well; I did get wet and there was one time, I thought we were going in...way too cold for me...haha
Sunday we all headed to the singles ward with my parents and then we had family pictures later that day; I think they turned out okay.
Their church is at 1 in Kissimmee; Teddy fell asleep on the way...he slept most of the time; I did not have time to take off his LBJ shorts before going in; whoops
Monday the 23rd was my Dad’s 60th birthday I had to work but was able to get off a little early and head with them up to Dixie Crossroads; it’s a seafood restaurant, I ended up getting chicken, haha…not the biggest seafood fan…we had a nice evening.
He does not like this photo but its the only one I have with him on his birthday!!!
The whole crew; I was glad my husband got off to come!!!
Tuesday morning was ICE at the Gaylord Palms and all I can say it COLD…it was definitely something that looking back, we probably would not have done but good to experience I guess.
Later on was dinner at Jalapenos, we were going to hire our friend Jose Borchardt to come over and watch Teddy but the two other little girls fell asleep at my parents’ house and they used Jose over there and Teddy got to come with us to the restaurant; he had actually closed up shop but kept it open for our family, so it was nice to let him just run around and not bother any other customers.
We then went back to my parents; we did the nativity; Ashlee was Mary and Braden was Joseph; Macy missed out on being Jesus by 4 months; little miss Kingsley did the role wonderfully and Macy did not care =) where we opened up some jammies and then headed home.
Christmas we headed over to my parents after the kids got up; actually I did wake Teddy up to go over, they had already started opening the family gifts, so we were a little late. I could have let Teddy sleep but once we got there he dug in with the other kids. Christmas was the one day out of the whole year that the golf course was closed, very nice to have him home. This Christmas was a little meager for us, we really did not get too many presents for Teddy and Macy or each other; my husband had wanted a few things but there was really nothing that I had wanted; most of the things we got for the kids they had already dug into and were using at our house. The day before I found Teddy a little wooden table and chairs at goodwill; it was located at the front of the store, and on our way out he sat down and would not leave, it was too good to pass up and he loves it. Later in the day we went out to Melbourne and watched the Movie Frozen, I was happy to be able to go again. I left Teddy home with Sam as he did not want to go to the movie again…but I was glad I went.
Friday evening we went out to a movie and Josh babysat Teddy at our house; we went and saw the movie Savings Mr. Banks, it’s about how Walt Disney got the rights to make the movie Marry Poppins; I liked it.
Saturday we headed out the church ranch and we got to ride some horses and some went out on an airboat; I have not ridden a horse in a while and it was fun; when I was a sophomore in high school I fell off a horse and hurt my tail bone, and it took a long time to get back on a horse...they are one of my favorite animals, so majestic; it was nice to be able to just get out in the middle of a field and slowly ride =) Teddy fell asleep on the way up there, we let him sleep in the car for a while but when he got up we put him on a horse with our friends son in law Randal and he was in heaven. Since most had already ridden and the others were out on the boat, he got to ride forever…he did not want to get off…I love it; my but was a little sore the next few days.