Tuesday, September 29

oh florida, we love you

here are some pictures of the rest of our time in florida, which could easily rival our time at universal because nothing in the world is better than being with those you love (cheesy, but oh so true).

we met sweet little Olive for the first time and felt so lucky that we were able to be there for her blessing. she is seriously adorable and absolutely the sweetest little person.
jack was smitten and has asked if we can have another baby and maybe it will be a girl.

chris, grandma, and 'merica all turned another year older while we were visiting so of course we celebrated till we couldn't possibly celebrate any more!

the kids scored big in the candy department at the parade on 5th with cousin lou

bo and lari got some pops for the kids and we ended our night with a bang, like literally. we put on quite the fireworks display. it was magical

we had an awesome girls night out. mom treated us to dinner at DeRomo's that was superb.

it was fun getting to know alli's inlaws, bob and heather call, a bit better. amazing, amazing people!
so glad heather got to be with us for our girls night.

chicks! chicks! chicks!

everett, sophie, and ashton got baby chicks while we were there and let each of the cousins name one.

another highlight of the trip was visiting the zoo at the shell factory with all the cousins.

and since the shell factory was close to our favorite donut shop we had to make a quick stop and grab a few. bennet's, why do you have to be so tasty?

grandpa is so clever and adventurous. we love him and his crazy fun ideas. he came up with an epic dart gun battle complete with kings, queens, and dragons. 

we ended that adventure with a pantyhose tug o war. boy those suckers were tight!

grandma watched the kids so chris and i could go on a date. we tried Brooks burgers. its been voted one of the top 10 burgers in the country according to trip advisor. we didn't think it was anything too spectacular, although the blueberry & blue cheese milkshake was scrumptious.

but the best part of our trip, as always, was just hanging out. we love these guys so much

leaving the family was so hard this time around. ellie started crying the night before we left. she sobbed as we pulled out of the drive way and didn't stop until we passed venice... about 2 hours away. we miss florida and all of our dear ones there. it was a perfect two weeks. the only thing that would have mede it better was if our germany family was visiting too.

florida summer 2015 from Lisa Brower on Vimeo.

we made a couple stops on the way home, but nothing too exciting.  one of the quick stops we made was in tupelo, mississippi, which is where elvis was born. jack's 2nd grade teacher (who is now ellie's teacher) loves elvis, so he really wanted to stop here.

and just like that, our adventure was over.
 chris had to get back for work and i had to get ready for girls camp the following week. i was the assistant stake camp director this year.... so much fun.... so much work


Larissa said...

Those pictures made all of us laugh at the great fun we all had this summer! I am so glad you have pictures of the blow gun fight, we didn't get any. That picture of Char holding Owen is my personal favorite. So So precious. That video, especially with the underwater footage, was AMAZING! I have got to try and make some videos I know my kids would love to have them!

Carolina said...

Just for one Browne gathering- can I be adopted?!? I love hearing about the Browne family antics! I am so sos sos sososososososososo sad that I missed you!