Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our time away

This week we enjoyed some time away in FL. We were really anticipating being in the Temple together after so much time passing. We also wanted to see the sights & take Ethan to Sea World. Since we had gone last year (on the hottest day of the year by the way) we were much better prepared. Going with Ethan also makes you more aware of the details. He got to see stingrays, penguins, a few shows, and other exhibits. He came home with a turtle of course- Crush. The different pics with daddy are from the different shows. Each was impressive & the pirate show (sea lions) was hilarious. Very funny people & great entertainment for any crowd. That evening we went by the Temple and were (thankfully) hooked up with a sitter for the following day so we could go through together. Though I'd made calls the weeks leading up to this, nothing was working out as time got closer. Between the Temple President (one of Anthony's mission Presidents) & some local ward members, we were well covered. Whew. We told Ethan we were going to Jesus' house. When we pulled into the gate he said "We're home! We're home!" What a cute, sweet, smart little boy...if I do say so myself.
Since our trip we've unloaded, unpacked & taken care of typical things at home & out.
Have a safe & happy week. Love, Chelsea & fam


Tony DeRoest said...

Nice Pics, but no Chelsea. What's up with that? I know she went too. It looks like everyone had a great time. These are the things that creates great bonds for families. Love Dad D.

Naomi said...

Sooo glad that you all got to have a fun family getaway AND go to the temple. Smart little Ethan knows where home is! Too cute. Love and hugs from Texas.

JoAnna and Zack said...

That is by far the cutest thing. he is getting so big already. I am glad you had a good time. but I am with dad i would like to see chelsea too. very cute pictures.

Lorna DeRoest said...

How wonderful that you all could have such a fun time together, but also that Ethan recognized Jesus home, and felt at home. Such a cutie.
Have a great week.
Love ya forever, momma D.

Brent said...

love the father son shots with the same facial reactions.