Friday, November 11, 2011

Insta-Friday Ohio/Orlando Trip Recap

 Last week Cambria and I hitched a ride with Mike to Orlando for his Maximized Living seminar.
We stopped in Ohio to visit some friends on the way.

I used the Iphone alone to capture the memories.
Here's the recap!

Very early.
At the airport ready to take baby in the sky for the first time!

Our little traveler did amazing!

Mike's sisters covered the bases back at home while I was blissfully soaking up the peaceful, quietness of only one child.

I was so thankful for the opportunity to breathe..I was needing it!
I love my kiddos and love doing school at home and having them with me
but even the Mother with the best of intentions needs a little break every once in a while:)

Cambri mastered the wave on the trip and perfected her first word..."Hiii"
My Mom pointed out to me that this was also my first word so she's off to a great start I suppose;)

In Orlando we found an awesome leather guy selling the most amazing leather engraved bracelets.
We got one for each of the three big girls.

The hotel in Orlando was gorgeous.
Super swanky.
So very nice.

These guys are two of the USA's top wrestlers. 
We are talking Olympic hopefuls.
They are also two of the nicest people I have ever met.
Mike introduced JD (left) to chiropractic.
JD and Tervel came to the Maximized Living conference to speak about how it has impacted their lives.
I appreciated seeing what Mike is passionate about in a new light.

This place kills me.
I love Hobby Lobby.
Like almost as much as I love Target.
It is not right that I live multiple plane rides away from this store.

Cambria and I enjoyed hours strolling the isles.
It was a dream.

Orlando's warmth was so good.

Cheesecake Factory, Whole Foods and boot shopping in one day.

We ate at Maggianos.
We had such an amazing week together.
It was so great.
We should probably do this more often;)

I loved having my little baby girl all to myself.
She is such a joy!

I soaked her up.
Every precious minute of her rapidly evaporating babyhood.
She is, really, so so sweet!

I loved having this guy all to myself too!

We even navigated the streets of two unfamiliar big cities without any communication breakdowns.
We may be Amazing Race material after all!

I am pretty sure Cambria likes being in Target as much as I do!!

Regrettably I left this outfit behind.
Now that I see the picture, I really wished I'd just grabbed it.
Baby was cranky and I just couldn't commit in that moment.

"Houston, we have a problem" 
The perfect title for this picture.
This is exactly what we have here.
We nearly missed our flight because the baby was not showing up in the computer.
These ladies worked tirelessly to make it happen.
Check out the double phone hold.
Even Mike got in on the action!

Cambria loved watching Dora on the plane!

It was soo sweet to be reunited with our awesome kids.
I will miss Target, Hobby Lobby and "the quiet" but I would never trade those things for this amazing, crazy, loud life!


MamaWraps said...

Great documenting! looks like you all had such a lovely time together- that makes me so very happy!

Bev said...

Thank you for sharing a little of the glad you had f,un! How did Terri and Tammy do? What sweet sisters!

tan said...

It was so nice to meet you a few weeks ago!! Great pictures of your trip. I know how you feel, it is nice to get away every now and then, but so nice to come home to loving kids:) I wouldn't trade it either!