Our trip to Florida

Nathaniel thinking about God at church.
Nathaniel thinking about God at church.
Nathaniel, Tony and Fenway going for a walk before our LONG drive to Florida.
Nathaniel, Tony and Fenway going for a walk before our LONG drive to Florida.
Oh wait... yep it is coming!!
Oh wait… yep it is coming!!
Me with my step father, Mark.
Me with my step father, Mark.
The boys playing at grandma's.
The boys playing at grandma’s.
Blurry but you have to love Tony's expression!
Blurry but you have to love Tony’s expression!
At one point we got stuck in a traffic jam that was park worthy. So I put the car in park and took this photo of the blue sky. Now I will ALWAYS know what shade of blue the sky really is. ;)
At one point we got stuck in a traffic jam that was park worthy. So I put the car in park and took this photo of the blue sky. Now I will ALWAYS know what shade of blue the sky really is. 😉
Nathaniel watching sports.
Nathaniel watching sports.
Max yawning
Max yawning
YAY! Nathaniel gets to ride the tow truck!
YAY! Nathaniel gets to ride the tow truck!

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My boys on Thanksgiving being sweet!
My boys on Thanksgiving being sweet!
The view from our hotel in Disney area (Holiday Inn).
The view from our hotel in Disney area (Holiday Inn).
Close up of part of the view.
Close up of part of the view.
Another angle of the view.
Another angle of the view.
Tony and Nathaniel swimming.
Tony and Nathaniel swimming.
Where is Nathaniel?
Where is Nathaniel?
Sunset in Orlando
Sunset in Orlando

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Yum! Desert! Yes Nathaniel is trying ice cream... he didn't do great with it, but he didn't do awful either.
Yum! Desert! Yes Nathaniel is trying ice cream… he didn’t do great with it, but he didn’t do awful either.
Night time view!
Night time view!
The boys with a lego dragon
The boys with a lego dragon
Lego Toy Story
Lego Toy Story
Cool amphibious cars!
Cool amphibious cars!
It was crowded there that night!
It was crowded there that night!
Lots of Christmas trees.
Lots of Christmas trees.
Lego Snow White.
Lego Snow White.
Max with grandma and grandpa (on the bus to Epcot)
Max with grandma and grandpa (on the bus to Epcot)
Tony, Nathaniel and I on the bus to Epcot.
Tony, Nathaniel and I on the bus to Epcot.
Max forgot his family uniform shirt at Grandma's house. This was the best photo that we got of all of us.
Max forgot his family uniform shirt at Grandma’s house. This was the best photo that we got of all of us.
It is Grandpa Ron! Oh wait, that is a manatee. :D
It is Grandpa Ron! Oh wait, that is a manatee. 😀

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Nathaniel loved the fishies!
Nathaniel loved the fishies!

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A sea turtle!
A sea turtle!
Germany
Germany
Max in Germany
Max in Germany
Max in a phone booth. Sadly they didn't have a police box.
Max in a phone booth. Sadly they didn’t have a police box.

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Canada
Canada
My boys in a fast car!
My boys in a fast car!
Monorail time!
Monorail time!
A visit to the Grand Floridian Resort
A visit to the Grand Floridian Resort

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This is real!
This is real!
See this is what it took!
See this is what it took!
Amazing!
Amazing!
It even holds people!
It even holds people!
This is the Contemporary resort
This is the Contemporary resort
Not as impressive, but still festive!
Not as impressive, but still festive!

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View of Magic Kingdom from Contemporary resort.
View of Magic Kingdom from Contemporary resort.
Nathaniel and I on the boat from Magic kingdom to Wilderness lodge.
Nathaniel and I on the boat from Magic kingdom to Wilderness lodge.
Wilderness lodge.
Wilderness lodge.
Inside Wilderness Lodge. It was sort of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired I guess.
Inside Wilderness Lodge. It was sort of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired I guess.
Not sure what this was or is.
Not sure what this was or is.
Massive fireplace in lodge.
Massive fireplace in lodge.
Tree in Wilderness Lodge
Tree in Wilderness Lodge
My mom wanted to experience the wildlife at Wilderness lodge!
My mom wanted to experience the wildlife at Wilderness lodge!
Fun restaurant that we went to.
Fun restaurant that we went to.
Nathaniel fell asleep in the restaurant
Nathaniel fell asleep in the restaurant
This reminds me of the bugs in our back yard.... only bigger! Thankfully it was fake.
This reminds me of the bugs in our back yard…. only bigger! Thankfully it was fake.
The day after we got back I went crazy and took the kids to Ikea. Nathaniel is half asleep. We had lunch.
The day after we got back I went crazy and took the kids to Ikea. Nathaniel is half asleep. We had lunch.
This was their christmas platter.
This was their christmas platter.

 

We had a great time and learned a lot about what we would do if we were to do this again. Clearly we can have fun just using the transportation to the different places. Imagine if we would have done that to eat it would have been fun, albeit expensive. We are gradually trying to get back into the rhythm of things here. Max lost his glasses right before we left (causing him to nearly late to German) so we are thinking of getting him new glasses. We are also talking about making another Ikea trip to get Nathaniel his big boy bed. I hope to get him potty trained this month as he REALLY needs to be. We also hope to take out Christmas this weekend.

That is all for now!