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Family trip filled with ((FiTnEsS!))


Monday, April 22, 2013



My Dh & I knew we needed a short trip this weekend after an already busy spring semester ( truthfully, we couldn't wait for summer ) LOL!! ....so we decided to visit Austin's Beautiful Zilker Park, the Botanical Gardens, the Zephyr Train and the Playgrounds and Trails! Just lovely!

What a Fantastic time we had! There were emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and families galore! So Much Fun! We hiked, rode the train, ran and walked for hours. Back at our hotel, we swam for a few hours.....till we wore ourselves OUT! Then we hit that hot spa. It was just lovely!

Here are several pic from the Gardens. My favorites are the poppies, daisies and delphinium in bloom!

























This last pic is a hand made Faerie House....right now there is a trail of Faerie Houses....this trail lends a certain elegance to the Botanical Gardens.





We are glad to be home....because there's no place like home. emoticon
We are all of us refreshed to finish this spring semester with a Bang!
I feel refreshed myself esp after that swim.....forgot how much I LOVE to swim!
We also chose to bring lots of fresh healthy food in our cooler....really makes THE difference on a family vacation. I felt vibrant throughout the weekend.

I am so glad we planned this trip around outdoor fun. Must repeat this again.




on a sober note:::.... emoticon I ask for your prayers for my sister, Heather. She is scheduled for surgery in Ohio tomorrow morning. I LOVE her So! emoticon So emoticon in advance for your prayer cover. I cannot tell you what a comfort it IS to me to know I can come here and recieve prayer.

Thanks YOU! ~ Laura emoticon
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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/26/2013 1:59AM

    hi love,sorry i am behind on my blogs again.hope your sisters op went well.awesome photos.glad A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL: emoticon

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CIERAPOET 4/23/2013 10:25PM

    emoticon Laura!

Such a beautiful place to visit! I need to see that one day. I know you enjoyed your time together. Family time is always the best times! I pray your sister is recovering well in Jesus Name and that He complete the Restoration progress.

emoticon Aren't we a week away from May? I was outside and felt underdressed with coat, scarf and gloves! emoticon Praise The Lord for EVERY New Day! emoticon
Enjoy A Wonderful Rest Of The Week!!!
Deb
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PMRUNNER 4/23/2013 1:49PM

    What a great trip, thanks for sharing!

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KBRADFORD88 4/23/2013 1:04PM

    Beautiful pictures. I wish your sister the very best.

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NATPLUMMER 4/23/2013 1:01PM

    Beautiful!
Fingers crossed for your sister.

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MINDY502 4/23/2013 10:41AM

    Beautiful gardens oh a feast for the eyes. I dont know how someone could look at that and question God's existence his handiwork is beautiful. Glad you all had some time away and got refreshed!! Have a great week!

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BELLACUDDLES 4/23/2013 10:36AM

    How beautiful......we didn't see that when we visited our son, who lives there a couple of years ago, but we will put it on our list. The Austin Zoo was a lot of fun though!! God bless!!

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WENDYDANCER 4/23/2013 9:56AM

    Lovely pictures!! I need to go see those gardens! Sending up positive vibes for your dear sister today!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 4/23/2013 9:04AM

    Wow! What a great weekend!!! We are ready for summer, too! We are almost there...finishing strong! ;) praying for your sister. emoticon

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/23/2013 9:03AM

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! I am craving the flowers and fresh smells of spring. I especially like the photo of the poppies, daisies and delphiniums, as well as the Faerie House. I need to put a Faerie House in my gardens this year. Now that our snow is melted, I'm remaining hopeful that spring may have finally arrived. emoticon

I was going to ask how your sister is doing, but the blog answered my question. I am keeping Heather, and your family, in my prayers. Please let me know how she is doing.

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SUNNY332 4/23/2013 8:58AM

    Beautiful!

Love the photos!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Sunny

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PAULALALALA 4/23/2013 8:32AM

    What beautiful pictures! Glad it was such a great family trip.

Hope all is going well with your sister. emoticon

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 4/23/2013 7:59AM

    This Heather in Ohio will be praying for your sister, Heather in Ohio.
Your vacation spot looks amazing. I must add this to the mile long list of places in the USA to visit.

Happy Tuesday!

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/23/2013 7:12AM

    Sending prayers for your sister Heather. emoticon

What a gorgeous place. Those are some amazing pictures! I was thinking "These can't be real?" Absolutely gorgeous!!

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LILYGAL 4/23/2013 7:03AM

    What a fun family time!!! I can remember doing this with my kids way too many years ago!! Love the water garden. I'll be so happy when I can get outside and work in my gardens.

I'll add your sister to my prayer list. Hope she has a very speedy recovery.

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LRSILVER 4/23/2013 5:01AM

    Best wishes for your sisters recovery.

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/23/2013 1:08AM

  Praying for Heather. What a great family trip! Such beautiful pictures!!

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FREELADY 4/22/2013 11:05PM

    Wonderful report on your trip! I enjoyed seeing the beautiful photos. How great that your excursions were so active. Thanks for the reminder to plan healthy food take-alongs!

I will definitely pray for your sister.

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TONYVAND1 4/22/2013 9:42PM

  Praying for Heather and, what a beautiful gardens you visited

Tony

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MJREIMERS 4/22/2013 9:41PM

    What a great mini vacation and a beautiful place! I hope you are rejuvenated and energized. I will keep your sister in my prayers!

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