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  • Easter 2024 with Micah

    Spring Festival and Easter Egg Hunt at River Run Church with Micah, Sarah, and Barrett. When a little girl spilled all her eggs back on to the grass, Micah was the first to go over and help her pick them all up again. What a good servant leader!

  • Welcome Baby Cooper to the Family

    Welcome Cooper Smeykal to the family! Born on Friday March 22, at 6:32PM, weighing in at 7 pounds 7.8 ounces. Our 5th Grandchild. What a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Congrats Steve and Kelly. Much love to all!

  • Disney Animal Kingdom

    One evening in early March, we took a quick trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park is teeming with vibrant wildlife and captivating adventures. We embarked on a safari through the African savannah, where we encountered elephants, giraffes, and sleepy lions shown in their natural habitat. The lush rainforests of Asia and the mystical world of Pandora, left us in awe of the park's ingenuity and attention to detail. As the day turned to evening, we enjoyed seeing the central Tree of Life. This is our second visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom as we visited the park in 2002 with the kids.

  • Chasing Classic Cars in Sussex

    Got up early (4AM) to take the long drive down to the south coast to look at purchasing a classic 1960's Wolseley 1500 saloon car. We were held up in an 11 mile long traffic jam on the M-25 but finally reached our destination in Isfield, East Sussex The purchase did not go through but the owner had a lot of other interesting pre-war classics that he allowed us to see. We'll keep chasing classic cars until we find the right one to add to the collection!

  • Epcot with Micah for our Anniversary

    I took the afternoon off from work to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary at Epcot and were lucky enough to share the day with Micah. We went to Spaceship Earth, explored Future World, and walked all around the World Showcase. One of the highlights was the evening fireworks display and music, creating a perfect canvas for our anniversary celebration. Looking forward to sharing many more loving years together.

  • Magic Kingdom, DisneyWorld

    Visiting the Magic Kingdom is like stepping into a storybook. Main Street, U.S.A. leads to a world of fantasy and imagination at the iconic Cinderella Castle. From the thrilling rides like Space Mountain and Splash Mountain to the whimsical attractions in Fantasyland, there's something for every age and inclination. The parades, character meet-and-greets, and the nightly fireworks spectacular, "Happily Ever After," add an extra layer of enchantment to the experience.

  • Mecum Auction, Kissimmee 2024

    "Revving Up the Excitement!" This is the second year running we have attended this annual event in Central Florida. It is much more than just an auction; it's probably one of the best places to see so many rare classic cars in one place. One of the most enticing aspects of the auction is the size of the venue and the diversity of classics on display. From sleek muscle cars to elegant vintage luxury vehicles, every aisle is a journey through automotive history. Enthusiasts and collectors alike can feast their eyes on a stunning array of vehicles, each with its own unique story and charm. The Mecum Classic Car Auction is more than just an event; it's a journey through time, a celebration of automotive artistry, and an opportunity to connect with like-minded enthusiasts. I'm sure we'll be back next year.

  • Epcot with Mike and Sue

    Epcot is a theme park that blends innovation and cultural exploration. The park has two main sections; Future World and World Showcase. Future World immerses you in cutting-edge technology and thrilling attractions, while the World Showcase allows you to travel around the globe, experiencing the sights, sounds, and flavors of eleven different countries. There are several events and festivals held there throughout the year and while we were there Epcot was hosting the "Festival of the Arts", celebrating local artists and displaying their talents. We enjoyed dinner at The Rose and Crown and afterwards enjoyed the Reflections of Earth fireworks show,

  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort

    The Art of Animation Disney Resort hotel invites you to explore the storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. From delightfully themed family suites to wondrously detailed courtyards, Disney's Art of Animation "draws" you and your family in to become a part of some of your animated favorites.

  • New Years Eve in Champions Gate

    Hung out and had dinner with our neighbors, Mike and Jake. Watched the Omni fireworks from the backyard. Happy New Year!

  • Disney Springs - Christmas Cheer

    Julie and I had a date night Saturday. We went to the new Hunger Games movie in Disney Springs which was great.

  • Early Christmas with the Phaneufs

    Spent Saturday with Emmy, Sarah, Barrett and Micah. It's a wonderful life!

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