Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm back

….to blogging and in South Africa! I realize my last entry was more than a month ago, the day of my departure to America…..oops! See if I lived in America I would never blog. Not that America doesn’t provide great blog fodder…how many times I uttered, this would make a great blog post, it was the busyness that won over.

We had a phenomenal time and were blessed beyond measure. I spent most of my time in Florida with my parents and my brother and his family. My bro has 4 kids so between the two of us we had 7 kids spanning the ages of 2-11. They had a blast and we drank a lot….just kidding!

We were given a week timeshare in Palm Beach, Florida. Yes, you heard me right…given a beach vacation. We were right on the beach at a great resort and enjoyed the big waves and awesome pools with my parents, Rich’s mom and sister, Jen and my bro’s family. There was 15 of us in total and we drank a lot…just kidding!


With having family in Florida the Disney scene has not eluded us so seeing Mickey was not a priority this trip however once again we were given tickets to the parks so how does one refuse? (thank you Missie and David) We screamed our heads off on Space Mountain, avoided 'It’s a Small World' at all cost and came to the realization my son has a thing for brunettes….he really enjoyed his photo op with Princess Belle.


In and around our fun trips we fell (deep) into gluttony as we ate…and ate…and ate a lot of great food! Wowza did we ever eat.

Best of all we had a lot of time with family…many memories to take back to Africa and for that I am most grateful!



Upcoming posts will feature “How kids prolong jet-lag”, “101 things one can do on a golf cart”, “Freaky hairdos”, “First impressions back in the USA” and much more especially if I continue to wake at midnight only to return to bed at 4 a.m.

It is good to be back!

17 comments:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Ohhhhhh, it's so good to have you back! I missed you! Who are you again?

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh Ginger beat me to you!!! I'm glad you are home safe and that the trip was great for ALL of you.
Susan

molly said...

I wondered when you would get home... it was AWESOME to see you guys. Love you!

Dad B said...

A friend visited us toady and while we talking on our drive way I showed her the pictures and stuff Franzen kids drew that the rain had not yet washed away. It's like you can almost see them doing their thing. We miss you all so much but thanks be to God for the great time we had.

Just Mom said...

WELCOME BACK!!!

I've been missing your blog posts. Glad you all had a wonderful time and that you made it home safely.

“How kids prolong jet-lag.” “101 things one can do on a golf cart.” “Freaky hairdos.” “First impressions back in the USA.” I can't wait for these posts.

Leah said...

Hooray and welcome back. We missed you in the blogging world!

Lori said...

Welcome home.
I'm sure you had a wonderful trip back to the US. Can't wait to har about it.

Lisa H said...

Welcome home!

I'm with Just Mom....can't wait for some of those upcoming blog posts! :)

Glad you had a great time! A month must have seemed like forever!

Danielle said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great time! I am looking forward to your post on kids and jet lag. We took Isabelle to India when she was about 8 weeks old...no big deal, right? Well the next trip she will be 18 months and I AM DREADING IT!!! Googling related topics like crazy!

Heidi Jo said...

oh i love the hook you left for the upcoming posts! great idea.

i am so glad that you guys had such a wonderful time! who doesn't love Disney World?

welcome home.

nickernoodle said...

Oh how I have missed you!!! Glad you had a great time and a safe trip both ways. Can't wait to see the new posts and you should post the picture of your son and Belle. Welcome back!!!

gaylafriend said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful vacation!!! So good to see you guys! Looking forward to the new posts!

Karenkool said...

Woohoo!!! So you drank a lot?? JK! I heard that Sohailah missed you in Tulsa by a day. She actually had the wrong day. I would have TRACKED YOU DOWN!! hee

I hope you had a grand time. I look forward to some new posts.

Tami said...

Glad you had such a wonderful trip and made it home safely. Can't wait to read your upcoming posts.

Lisa H said...

We were near Seaside and Destin. Probably not so close to where you were...but who knows? I should have connected that you were going to be in Florida at the same time as us. :( Now I'm sad at the missed opportunity!

I suppose we're going to have to go all the way over to SA to finally meet you! :)

Sohailah said...

I am SO SAD I missed you. Damn! I had NO IDEA how to TRACK YOU DOWN... believe me... I was riDICulously sad.

Jane-Jane said...

missed you! sounds like you might have benefited from some time at Betty Ford's clinic...lol!

Rest is good for EVERYONE!