Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Day!


We made it to Florida with an uneventful flight which is something for which to be thankful when you are traveling with 3 kids, 5 checked bags and 5 carry ons. The kids were great little travelers and arrived to our Florida home with so much excitement that they were hard to contain. They spent most of last night getting re-acquainted with toys that they had left behind and I was delighted to see how happy they were to be "home".
As much as we love our life in Colorado, it was good to be back to our familiar surroundings and I was surprised at how easy it was to slip back into my old ways of doing things. I never left our condo today as I had the indescribable joy of spending the day with my sister, nephews and my new neice Bella. My mom and dad arrived later in the day which added to my joy. I cannot adequately convey just how wonderful it was to love on my sister and brother in law's boys and snuggle with Bella as well as have the WHOLE day to just chat and enjoy my sister. I have missed her so much and just didn't realize how much until I was with her all day. It is going to be a FUN couple of months.
Some other things that I have enjoyed today are the beautiful views of the water, being able to walk outside barefoot and a delicious glass of OJ fresh from the orange grove near our house. Oh how I have missed this stuff. It is orange season here in Florida and this grove has the best juice in the world. Outside of a latte, it is one of the greatest things on this earth.
I didn't take any pictures of my day except for my morning treat as I simply was having too much fun but I am sure that there will be lots to share in the days to come.
I haven't mentioned that my friend Sara whom many of you follow her blog is on the final leg of her trip to China. The pictures that she and her husband have shared on their blog have just blessed my soul. Their daughter, Mya is adorable and the joy that is evident on her face as well and the happiness of her mama and daddy is something that will brighten your day so if you need a little blessing of sunshine hop over to their blog and be blessed by the miracle of another precious child finding her mama and daddy.


Love and Hugs,

Nichole

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

So glad you made it safely to FL and are enjoying your special time with your family! What a comfort it must be to spend this joyous season with those you love so dearly! I wish you and your family a Spirit filled Christmas and pray that the Lord will fill each of your hearts with joy as you celebrate the birth of our Savior! Merry Christmas!!!!!!

sara said...

Fresh Juice?? I am so jealous!! I am so glad that you are preapring to enjoy this season with those you love so much!

I want to see pictures of that baby :)

Heather said...

Glad to hear you made it safely. Enjoy your time in Florida. Have some fresh orange juice for us. (I could drink it all day long every day!)

Happy Holidays!

Dawn said...

That orange juice does look pretty great.
So glad you got settled in and I cannot wait to see some sunny florida photos! Wow, walking barefoot in the grass, what is that again???
Have a glorious time while you are there
Love
DD