4.23.2013

Family Getaway!

A couple of weeks ago, John and I decided we needed a little family get away!  Knowing that our time in Florida is probably coming to an end in the near future, we decided to head to Jacksonville and see some great friends who live there now!!  We had the best time and it was such a blessing to be able to see our friends!!  It was like no time had passed!!
 
We got in on Thursday afternoon and went down to the pool! After some swimming, we had dinner at the hotel and then i went and met Ashley at Starbucks so we could do some catching up! It was a great way to end the day!!

Road Trip!!!  =)

When i got up to leave for Starbucks and walked past the boys room, this is what i saw....they melt my heart!
 
On Friday morning, we headed out to the zoo!!
 
Love these 4 dudes!

Colby totally has the "really mom" face going on! ha!

feeding the giraffes!!

pit stop! =)

checking it out!

they had the coolest dinosaur exhibit!! 

Dylan was completely freaked out by the sound effects but these 2 LOVED it!!

petting sting rays!

on our way out ~ we had a great time!!

me & hubs!
 
We headed back to the hotel for some napping and pool time!  Friday evening we went over to our friend's house for dinner!!  The "H's" got to Pensacola the same time as we did and we ended up in the same small group at church and the rest is history!!  It was so great to see them!!  We also got to see Jen & baby Reagan who we hadn't met yet ~ Brandon is deployed so we didn't get to see him, but it was so fun to catch up with Jen!  And our friends, the Owens, were there too!!  And of course, it was so fun that I totally forgot to take pictures until the very end when it was past bed time and all the kiddos were cranky! ha! 
 
Jen w/ Reagan, Ashley, Lisa, & Me!!
 
Saturday we woke up to rain and a serious drop in the temps (which i did NOT pack for! oops!)  But we still managed to have a great day!  We met the "H's" at Dave & Busters for lunch & games, did some shopping, enjoyed Chipotle for dinner (Pensacola NEEDS a Chipotle!), and finished the evening with some frozen yogurt!
 
the boys playing their favorite game at D&B's!
 
This trip was just what we needed!!  It was the perfect mix of fun for the boys and down time for John & I!!  It truly was a blessing and we came home Sunday refreshed and ready to finish out our time here in Pensacola!!
 
 
 
Wealth and honor come from you;  you are the ruler of all things.  In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
~1Chronicles 29:12~
 

4 comments:

April said...

Sure looks like y'all had a blast! Just being together as a family is what it's all about!

Angela said...

Looks like such a great trip!! I'm sure your boys like all siblings have their moments...but they look like such great friends. :) They love each other very much and you can tell! Also...I love me some Chipotle. :)

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Liz said...

Glad y'all had a great trip!