Saturday, August 9, 2014

FAMILY TIME IN FLORIDA

As you know I flew to Florida with Mark on June 15th which was Father's Day. I spent 5 nights in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms and went to Downtown Disney. Then we headed to my Dad's house on Thursday. Mark went home on Saturday but I stayed with my Dad until July 1st. 

I had a wonderful time visiting my family. I didn't take a lot of pictures this year. I try to visit at least twice a year which I've been doing for many, many years now. 

As a rule I don't go sightseeing because my reason to be there is to spend time with my dad and visit my sister, brother-in-law, their daughters and grandchildren. 

This picture is from 12-5-13
Ashlynn, Amanda, Garrett, Amber

I have been going to Florida for over 50 years now because my Mother's parents lived there so I have seen many of the popular sites around the area. (Area's I haven't been are Miami, The Keys, and the Destin Beach areas)

This time I was happy to be there to attend two family parties along with surprising my blog friend Christine. Of course I was there to celebrate my Dads 91st birthday too! It was a very relaxing time for me. 

Here is my Dad heading to church 
where he ushers each week. 
My Dad and I went to the Hard Rock Casino twice.
I won $250. twice!
I was very excited to be in Florida to celebrate my 
Great Niece Amber's 18th Birthday....
I was also very happy to be there to attend my 
Great Niece Amanda's graduation party.
She is heading to the University of Florida this month.
She worked very hard, had excellent grades
and also got herself a full scholarship!

Some pictures from around my Dads community.
Enjoyed watching the duck in the pond. 
These two were on a feeding frenzy! 

For those of you who have followed along with my updates on Christine's granddaughter Rea here is what she posted on Wednesday:

"Rea just got out of surgery for the resection of her tumor. The tumor that originally was as big as a tennis ball got shrunk to that of a size of a walnut after chemo, was successfully and completely removed today. I am so happy, I couldn't stop crying. Thank you for all your prayers. Our brave SupeRea did it!" (8-6-14)

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for that update on rea! :) you go to florida for all the right reasons. :)

Chatty Crone said...

You did some really nice things in Florida and combined them with family. I am surprised you never have been to Miami!

I am sure glad Rea's daughter has done so well - I hope and pray that means that the cancer is GONE!

$250 twice - you are a lucky gal.

Terri D said...

A very happy post! Lovely photos of obviously very special people. Congrats on winning at the Hard Rock, too!

Sandra said...

glad to hear good news on Rea.. you come to Florida for family and that is why i moved here in 84, my mother was born and raised here, and i spent my whole life coming down here to visit. now i have been here 30 years.. you did get a lot of fun family things done

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful update on Rea! So glad you could visit family in Florida. My Dad's 92 and in a nursing home near-by. He has dementia and other problems, but he still knows me.

betty said...

You are a lucky lady, Debby! It seems you usually do well when you go to casinos; that is great! It looked like you had a great visit with your family in Florida. I like that you take the effort to go out and visit them as often as you do and to really enjoy the time there with them! So sweet too that your dad still ushers!

betty

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a great visit! And so glad things went well for Rea.

Karen Mortensen said...

Glad you had a wonderful time.

The Boston Lady said...

Great news for Miss Rea, wow! Love the pictures of your family. We are a Gator family, best wishes to the newest Gator! Ann

Michelle F said...

Go Gators!! We are big UF fans :)

Great news on Rea..

April said...

Debby, your dad is just as cute as can be! Big congrats to your great niece for landing a full ride to the University of FL. How awesome is that!

Secret Agent Woman said...

It's great that you get to visit family in FL so often.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Your dad looks so great!

Congrats again on your wins that is awesome!

Congrats to your niece a full scholarship is awesome!!

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