Monday, December 23, 2013

Thanksgiving in Florida 2013

The day before we left for Thanksgiving, I started feeling really sick. I took all I had in me to do laundry and pack everything, but I did it! Luckily I didn't get worse on the trip though! 

On our way! Tyler is not sure how he feels about this trip :) 

We drove to Anisa's parent's house the first night in Pensacola, FL.  It was a long, but pretty smooth day of driving.  We met up with Jen and Scott and the kids there.  It took them longer to get there than they thought because of ice storms across the country (even in Texas! Weird!) We went to some yummy restaurants, went shopping at Bealls, went to the beach a couple times, and went to church at the branch where Anisa's parents are in the Branch Presidency and had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner! It was a really fun couple of days!! It was fun to be with Mimi and Papa T! They were being so cute! Papa T bought Mimi and ring for their 52 wedding anniversary and Mimi was over the moon about it! So adorable! 

Our first trip to the beach in Pensacola!! It was windy and cold, but hey! It was still beautiful! 

There were groups of sting rays swimming around- who knew they migrate in the winter??

I really want some wheels for my kayak!! Oh! And I want a kayak!! 

Soaking up time with cute baby Sawyer! 

After a couple days in Pensacola, we drove to Fort Walton Beach, where Tyler was born :) and got some really yummy sea food! Then we continued on to Dade City, where Jim's parents live. 

Tyler's first house :) (as a baby) 

A yummy lunch at the Back Porch! 

The first stop in Dade City was a restaurant called Olga's. They have yummy sandwiches and donuts! 

We had a lot of fun with Mimaw and Papaw.  We got to go see a couple of movies, did some more shopping, and had a great Thanksgiving dinner with Tyler's extended family.  We also got to play with the Blackfords, which is always awesome!
Hanging out with Livy

Watching the Macy's Day Parade in our hotel room

Thanksgiving Day

On the way home, I bought some crocheting materials and crocheted some dish cloths for Christmas gifts! My Mom used to do that on road trips when we were growing up, so it kind of felt like she was there with me :) On the drive home, we stopped in Tennessee Saturday night and then drove the rest of the way home Sunday.  Overall it was a great trip! 

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