Thursday, June 30, 2011
For Christmas we promised Ora that we would take her to Sea World! With Detto gone so much it hasn't happened, until Tuesday....
We went to Sea World as a treat for Nana, but I think it was more of a Treat for me than for her! She proved us all WRONG... She said that she LOVED roller coasters. I must admit, I didnt believe her. I thought maybe she was talking about kiddie-coasters! But she was talking about THE REAL THING!
We had a Wonderful Day! We rode every ride at Sea World and watched every show except three of them! We had a FULL day! The lines were not too bad. I have definately seen MUCH worse!
I was thrilled to be able to buy her ticket at PUBLIX of all places for $20 less than the gate price and... they still gave her the extra day free! I was SHOCKED and very happy!
I love looking at the animals and it was nice to have someone else who enjoyed them as much as I did! We even went through the shark tank TWICE! Just me and Nana!
For Dinner we went to the 2 Story McDonalds on I-Drive!!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
We have really been enjoying our time with DETTO!!
We have had tons of great QUALITY family time! I have not done ANY sewing since he has been home! Isn't that AMAZING???
We only have a few more days together, but I have been reading a great book that I think has helped me ALOT... Psalms 91~ God's Shield of Protection ~ Military Edition By Peggy Joyce Ruth! It takes Psalms 91 and goes verse by verse to explain and encourage! I have been reading it out loud to Detto! We have both been REALLY benefiting from it!
We have been doing soooo much stuff as a family ~ playing board games (almost EVERY night) & video games, Watching movies, going out to eat, going to Fun Spot, Busch Gardens, Sea World & the Clearwater Aquarium!!
Here are some pics of some of our GREAT Adventures together...
This is Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Aquarium. She lost her tail in an accident, but she can still swim. Check out her story here!
The kids holding a SEA URCHIN!!! YIKES
We LOVED Busch Gardens!
And Fun Spot was LOTS OF FUN!!
We had a BLAST on the go-carts! We are just too competitive though.... Detto bumped me and made me spin out! I almost got crashed into by 4 other drivers! Crazy Detto!
Life has been REALLY GREAT with our family together!
I am thankful for this time of fun and blessings!
Monday, June 20, 2011
I hope everyone had a GREAT Father's Day! I was soooo nice to actually have Detto home for a Holiday ~ expecially Father's Day!
We had a WONDERFUL day!!
Stephen and Detto built a skateboard ramp after church...
and I spruced up and painted a headboard that I picked up at a thrift store!!
Then at night we went and walked around Downtown Mount Dora and took Detto our for Coffee and Treats!
Sissy and I split a HUGE piece of Chocolate Fudge Cake and the boys split some of our FAVORITE Blueberry Crumb Cheesecake! WE LOVE the "One Flight Up" Cafe!! Their coffee and desserts are soooo yummy!!
Overall our day was GREAT!
Saturday was also a BLAST seeing so many friends!
AKA. Little Joe
Detto and Nana
We got Detto a Carvel Ice Cream Cake ~ The only one I could find said Happy Birthday! So it was a going away birthday party! LOL
Grandma Chris, Detto, and Will (Chris's new hubby)
Friday, June 17, 2011
Last Week I had the PLEASURE of taking my sweet Nephew Johnny out on an "Aunt Lisa Date"! He just graduated from the 8th grade and is now making his way to the one the only.... HIGH SCHOOL!
When I think back I can remember how thrilling it was to go from middle school to High School! I was suddenly "more responsible", older, and much more COOL!! I knew it ALL!!
Well, Johnny is more humble than I was, but not by much!
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon in downtown Mount Dora! It was sooo nice! We went to the Copacabana Cuban Cafe'!
We walked all around downtown and then we ended our day with a trip to the Mount Dora Confectionaries aka Jae-Lyn's Sweet Shoppe!! Yummy to my tummy!
I'm glad that God has blessed me with such a sweet nephew like Johnny!