I made it back from Florida at 3 AM Friday. It was a long trip, but it was great! The five oldest girls (also the married girls) managed to get together there. It was the first time we have been able to get together without kids. Rebecca (the oldest of us) said she was expecting Dad to come in any minute and tell us to go to sleep-just like when we were kids and we would giggle and make noise at bedtime.
We actually walked on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, Erin said she didn't want to walk as she had not brought the proper footwear, and the borrowed shoes she wore the day before were not the right size. So, we skipped our walk that day. We did manage to get a little walk in on the boardwalk. We went to Downtown Disney and had ice cream at Ghiradelli. We went to eat at the Olive Garden, Black Angus, Cheesecake Factory, and Rainforest Cafe. We managed to lay out one day and get some sun. My shoulders are beginning to peel and I itch like crazy from the sunburn that is finally going away.
Erin brought our journals we had "written" in with the help of our parents when we were very young. It was great to reminisce about our childhood experiences. We talked about how lucky we are to have such a wonderful Father who overcame his own upbringing and raised us so well. It is quite amazing what he did and the example he set for us.
I hope that the next time we get together like that Aurelia and Emily can make it!