Ladies and gents, thanks SO much for your thoughts, prayers, and notes during our trip to FL. We made it safe and sound, and we are home. And TRUST me, your prayers were needed!
No, seriously. Definitely, absolutely, 100% needed and appreciated!
The trip started last Friday evening...with our little man developing a double ear infection. His doctor called in a prescription, though, and his body began healing overnight...thank God!
We continued on with great weather and great day-trips in the Bradenton area, one of which included several hours on the beach. Ahh, yes...a day on the beach in the beginning of March was definitely needed! Danae planted herself right at the water line for the longest time, and Caedon loved throwing sand at everyone and everything (to which we put a stop to several times).
We swam in this beauty many, many times...
...painted some toe nails...
...spotted a bald eagle on the neighbor's roof...
...and saw lots of alligators.
Aaand then we ended our trip like this:
That would be our family vehicle attached to the back of a U-Haul. We decided to switch it up a bit and see how driving a U-Haul from VA would work. ;o) No, really...our car decided to give out as soon as we arrived at my sister's house in VA on Saturday morning, and this was the only option to get us and the car home. Some sanity was lost, but hey...life goes on and things could be a ton worse! We are alive, we had some relaxation time, and we are very much used to God's sense of humor in our lives. ;o) It was an adventure that will be remembered for years to come!