Ezra found the "first yellow leaf" of Fall!

I came outside to join the children and Ezra ran up showing me the leaf he had found.


Breakfast: Pancakes by Anna!

Woke up this morning to a beautifully rainy Florida fall day. Anna made pancakes for the family! A very nice start to the weekend.


Just in case you're wondering where the videos went, we have posted them to our Youtube page here:


We are glad that you enjoy sharing this trip with us!


~ Part 1 of our adventure in Colorado, on May 28th ~

~ Part II of our adventure in Colorado on May 28th is shown above ~


Focus on the Family Colorado Springs

On Tuesday May 28, Anne and Mama took the four youngest to Focus on the Family headquarters. (The boys and Papa were off on a high adventure hike with Cousin Dave)

The lobby welcome center had several displays, including a plaque emphasizing the value of children.

 Lunch in the soda shop at Whit's End.

Anna and Ezra enjoyed riding the large tube slide.

Ezra and Anna with the base of the slide behind them.

Abigail and Apphia explored the indoor tunnel and slide.

Sitting on the bench.

Abigail and Anna and Ezra (standing to the right off camera) looked at books while Mama and Anne (holding curious Apphia) browsed the bookstore.



Above is the latest update of our Out West Trip. It covers what we did on our second day in Colorado.


Salina Kansas to Colorado

We arrived in Salina Kansas at a Hampton Inn on Saturday night, May 25, 2013.
Our sign for the room had a cowboy hat.
The boys swam in the pool until they were politely asked to leave because it was closing time. 
 Joseph posed with what is claimed to be the largest easel in the world in Goodland Kansas.
Gambino's Pizza in Goodland was our lunch stop.

Apphia very daintily forked her pizza.

That afternoon we entered "Colorful Colorado." 


This episode chronicles our most recent adventures on our Out West Trip.

St. Louis!

 Today we loaded all 11 of us into two "trams" and clicked our way up to the top of the Gateway Arch. The weather was perfect for looking out over the country/city. There is a museum under the Arch. We could have spent hours looking at all the exhibits about westward expansion.

9 children in the shadow of the Gateway Arch.

Portal to the "tram".

This capsule had five swivel seats for your traveling ease.

Abigail at the moment we began to ascend.

Elijah, Nehemiah, Apphia, and Anne at the top.

Elijah in St. Louis.

Noah and Anna atop St. Louis.

EZRA liked the museum.

West we go!


Below is a video that chronicles the events in our trip so far:


Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its going down, the Lord's name is to be praised.