As our friends to the south celebrate Thanksgiving today (Happy Thanksgiving!) I realized that I’d forgotten to post our Thanksgiving pictures last month. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day and we enjoyed such a wonderful day together! The leaves we showing off their beautiful colours and the girls had such fun raking them, jumping in them and tossing them in the air!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
After leaving Sam and Margaret we drove a few blocks away to meet up with bloggy friends we’ve met in Daytona Beach a couple of other times. (see posts from 2011 and 2010 – funny wave video included).
The other times we were together the age difference seemed bigger between the girls because they were so young but now 3 years later they had lots in common and were quickly goofing off and having a fun time hanging out together!
This is our final post from The Villages 2014. It was a wonderful week once again! So very thankful for this week of family time together!!!
Monday, November 24, 2014
A couple of days before we left FL we headed to Daytona Beach. We spent lunch and the afternoon with friends from home who were also in FL at the same time we were. Sam and Margaret are friends from church and it was neat to spend time with them at their beachfront hotel and get to know them better.
After lunch we made our way to the beach. The weather was supposed to be a bit cooler that day and packing Hannah’s bathing suit never crossed my mind. Doh! This is a situation I would change next time.
When I met up with Hannah a short time later I knew we were in for fun (and later a search for a dryer) when I saw this:
She was soaked but had such a great time in the waves that I didn’t care. We changed her out of her wet clothes into a towel and hoodie and hung out in Sam and Margaret’s room while we tossed her clothes in the dryer at their hotel. It was all good and a ton of fun!!
It was great spending the afternoon with you Sam and Margaret!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
One night we went to one of the local country clubs for dinner knowing that it was home of the singing servers. What fun!
Their first set began with ‘Be Our Guest’
Just before we ended our evening one of the guys sang ‘Let It Go’ for Hannah. Here she finds out they’re singing a song just for her! (She was the only little one in the restaurant and a huge hit with her Mulan dress on.)
Unfortunately my camera battery died shortly after he started singing for her but thankfully Nana’s iPad captured a bit more.
It was a great way to enjoy dinner together and such a different experience. We’d do this again for sure!
Friday, November 21, 2014
We love the relaxed atmosphere in the villages and it’s great to step aside from daily routines and just share time together.
We needed to plug in for a bit so dad took Hannah and Larry back to the house while Sharon and I waited for the cart to charge up…tucked into the entrance of a closed bank as it was the only outlet we could find. Larry and I asking, ‘What were we to do?’
Once we were charged up and Sharon had helped navigate me back to the road I suddenly shouted, ‘I’m outta here! See ya!!’ and floored it! LOL! I looked back to see her doubled over in laughter! Yes, I am my father’s daughter!!
I am so thankful Hannah and I are privileged to spend this time with her grandparents!