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Fun Family Day

We just got home from a memorable day with Thomas the Train. We've been looking forward to this special event for a long, long time (we started planning this from Paraguay). It was a total surprise for Timmy, so he only found out on the way to Connersville, that we were going to ride a real train and partake of all the fun activities involved in the Day out with Thomas events held around the U.S.!

Here are some of our pics from our great outing:

Seeing Thomas for the first time coming down the tracks!

Really unsure of getting too close to Sir Topham Hatt

Timmy and mommy on the train anticipating our departure


Trying out the hand pump car
What a great day! We are so thankful that we had this unique opportunity as a family.Tomorrow we will be sharing at South Meridian church in Anderson, so if you're in the area, we'd love to see you!


  1. Oh the joy of family time. Savor every minute and share the beauty of our country with your little ones. When we head to the US, my boys look forward to bubble baths, raspberries, and slushies!

    Hugs from this missionary mommy,
    Sarah Dawn

  2. very fun. we love following your family's adventure in the states. timmy is so cute.

  3. Aww, that looks like sooooo much fun! I'm sure Timmy was loving every minute, and it looks like y'all enjoyed it just as much! YAY!

  4. Hi!

    I just wanted to stop by to invite you to participate in the 2nd photo challenge at Missionary Moms! The title this time is "His Beautiful Creation." Stop by to find out how to submit a photo and join in on the fun and encouragement! God bless!



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