2.14.2014

Cousins&Florida

We were so blessed to hang out with all our lovely Florida cousins!  It started when we planned to meet Aunt Marty one morning for coffee.........
..........and she planned to have our cousins Marcella, Keith, and Charlotte (and her boys) come to surprise us!  We had a great time in the bus eating Aunt Martie's tremendously yummy coffee cake and catching up with each other.

sisters: Marty & Becky
Chels, Marcella, Charlotte, Aunt Marty, Mother, me
another group photo with whoever happened to be close by:)
Aunt & nephew (Mother & Keith)
look-alikes: Keith & Taylor
(maybe they don't look so alike in these pictures...but the pictures of Keith when he was younger look SO much like Taylor!)
After our get-together in the bus, we headed to Uncle Elam's for the rest of the day.  Aunt Esther heard we were missing our kitchen, so she planned a wonderful "pizza making party".  We worked together creating pizza with the pre-made crusts and abundant variety of toppings.
sooo fun to truly COOK again-in a REAL kitchen!!
Laura & me.....enjoying the scrumptious pizza!
The kids loved playing with all the legos.:)
amongst other things...mom tried out the zipline, with the help of her brother Elam. =)
Since it was Chelsy's birthday, Aunt Esther put candles on a cookie for her.:)
dutch blitz
chatting
Nic and I both happen to have a fetish with popping those little packaging bubble things.  Thus........the above.:)
That game!  Catch Phrase was totally fun and hilarious.  
We Stoltzfus's (my Mom's family name) are rather competitive.........
.............and it got pretty intense!
conversation over Sunday dinner
sharing a cousin laugh......perhaps over one of Nic's puns?:)
Mother & her brother Elam
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Family is such a blessing, and we are thankful for all the opportunities we get to spend time with our wonderful relatives as we travel.  

-posted by Allison

4 comments:

  1. I love Allison's expression on that picture! I will have to remember it next time we play that game.

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  2. Amen. I'm in total agreement. I love my family; immediate and extended, and I don't know where I'd be today without their love, support and encouragement. By the way, Dutch Blitz and Catch Phrase; as well as spades, speed and settlers; are some of my favorite games ever!!!

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  3. Looks like you all had a very good time. Do u all know of a game called Apples to Apples?
    In Christ,
    Lexi

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