As I look back on February’s pictures, they all revolve around our life-changing trip to Florida.
We went as a family to Florida in February when Dave went to candidate at a church there. We were able to be there for five days and see many sites in the area as well as spend time with many of the members of the church. Dave accepted their call to be a pastor there two weeks after our visit there, and in less than one month, we will be moving there.
It was all of our kids’ first airplane trip flying to Florida. They had a great trip with no turbulence.
Since we were there over Valentine’s Day, the kids were able to participate in the school’s Valentine’s Day party. The children all made Valentine cards and took them to the local nursing home where they sang some songs and then passed out the Valentine cards to the residents. It was such a wonderful way to give on Valentine’s Day.
We were able to see the beach very briefly. It was a little chilly to get in the water, but it was wonderful to see the beautiful beach and pick up a few shells.
We also got to visit an aquarium that housed a few pythons. We were able to pet the python as well as take pictures with it. The kids also got to feed stingrays and sharks. The stingrays had their stingers removed, so we could feed them with our hands. The sharks were small, and you put shrimp on a chopstick which you then placed in the water through netting so that your hand actually did not get close to the shark.
There were many times we ate and had times of fellowship with members of the church, but I did not take any pictures during those times. I included a few other miscellaneous pictures of our trip below. Of course, anyone in warm climates are used to geckos, but they were a new experience for our kids. We also got to see another aquarium with new friends in Clearwater.
We had a great time getting to know the church family those five days. We are excited to be going back to Florida to live and to explore the area more. I know there is a lot more to see!
The only other family picture I have from February is one of the three middle kids singing in the children’s choir in church.
Hopefully, I can get March’s pictures up soon. Those are fun pictures as we went to see my grandma over Spring Break. Thanks for sharing our memories, and have a great week!