We were blessed to attend the Central Florida Fellowship this year in Winter Garden, FL and were doubly blessed to have a few fellow Tired Creek members go with us. Well, technically they didn't "go" with us but we stayed at the same rotel (how our kids pronounce hotel), ate breakfast together, rode to church together and sat together!We left Friday after Jon got off work and headed down. I had told the kids earlier that morning that when daddy got home we were all going on a special trip, a special church trip. Well, James was just sooooo excited (he is definitely going to be our little traveler) all he talked about for the rest of the day was our special trip. The moment he woke up from his nap he said "Mommy, I want to go on our special trip!" They were exceptionally good on the car ride down, probably one of the best we've ever had! And buddy, when we got to that rotel it was way past their bed time but they were bouncing off the walls! I wish I could have bottled all that excitement and energy that was coming out of their little bodies and used it for myself later in the trip!
We got up the next morning and went down stairs to join the rest of our crew for breakfast and then headed out for the church. We got to see some good friends we hadn't seen in a while, make some new ones, meet some "blogger world friends" in person for the first time and best of all hear some wonderful preaching and beautiful singing! It was a refreshing two days for us! The kids did great in all the services; again, probably one of our best times! (It didn't hurt though to have 10 extra hands, 5 extra laps and two book bags stuffed to the brim with snacks and toys!)This was the kids first time (that they remember) to stay at a rotel (we will probably never say hotel again!) and the first time that they actually liked riding in an elabator (elevator)! They loved to push the buttons.
James probably had the most fun out of anybody on our special trip. On the way home he kept wanting to go back to the rotel and church and see Juanita and Cable (Caleb)! Once he realized that we were indeed back in Cairo, turning onto our street, he started to fuss saying that he did not want to go home. He did not like home. I guess he's just preparing us for the teenage years.