Happy New Year, may the new year be filled with blessings, peace, joy and God's love. I pray for our military families to have their loved ones home safely, and for our country to bow its knee to our God and repent. I pray for God to bless our country and our homes. May we always look at others through God's eyes and heart. Blessings to you all.
We just got back from an absolutely wonderful trip to Orlando to meet none other than Mickey Mouse himself. It was busy but probably not as busy as it had to be after we left on Christmas Eve. Our entire family including grandsons took this trip except for our son who lives in Las Vegas of all places. We flew on Air Tran and I must say it was a very nice flight extending from pilot to flight attendants. Noah and Jonah met Mickey and Minnie and Noah was so overwhelmed meeting Mickey, he just fell on the floor. I tell you these boys were a blast to be with. Oh don't get me wrong, I enjoyed being with my own kids as well but you know how it is with little ones especially little grandchildren. Their faces and excitement are priceless. Just look.
We went to all four parks. Whew!!! I'm not sure I still have feet. I sure would like to know how many thousands of miles we walked this week. It had to be thousands...surely. Anyway, we rented a house which was awesome allowing us to do a lot of our own cooking. Jamie made Mickey pancakes one morning.
Now just for some random photos. Enjoy!
I think Jonah has a crush on Princess Aurora.
We took so many pictures there is no way to put all of the best ones on here but we made lots of memories that will last forever.
Also linking up to whistlestopcooking for Traveling Tuesdays.
Jessica had given me Bakerella's Cake Pop book so this weekend we attempted to make some Christmas cakepops for a party. We made them with two different kinds of oreos, the regular ones and the new berry ones. Those berry oreos are wonderful by themselves. We followed the instructions in the book and I must say they are very good instructions and here is the end result. Not Bakerella's for sure but still cute and very yummy!
Today would have been my dad's 84th birthday. He went home to be with Jesus and Mother when he was only 67. He was a great father, husband and grandfather. My dad grew up in a very abusive home but he never used that as an excuse to be abusive to his children or become a criminal or go down the wrong road in life. Instead he chose to live above that childhood and was a very successful man both in business and in life. My father was a rich man with many friends, a loving wife and children who adored him. When I was 10 years old my dad gave his heart to the Lord the same time I did and we were baptised together the same night. I cherish that memory very much. I am so absolutely blessed to have such a heritage in Godly parents. I thank God for that and what was passed on to me and my children. Happy Birthday, Daddy. We love you and miss you and Mother so much.
Every year our youth group travels to Tulsa for shopping and lights. Yes the youth enjoy this, they really do. The lights are at Rema which is a Christian College and are amazing. There are thousands of them. Since Jenny lives there I usually hitch a ride with the kids and this year Noah went with me. We started out at Incredible Pizza. That place is really a cool place for kids of all ages. They even have go-karts in there and bowling. So fun watching Noah bowl.
I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys and one beautiful little girl. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.