Monday, December 21, 2009

Jerusalem in Orlando

I wish we could leave our RV parked at Walmart and jump on a plane to Israel. I would LOVE to go and see the bible come alive.
Since that is not possible (someday, we hope to fly the kids there) we thought we would visit Jerusalem in Orlando instead.
We got to experience some of the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way that took us 7000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible.

We went to a play on the real story of St. Nick. Even though this place made it seem like the bible stories were just fairy tales rather than real history facts. The little ones still had fun!


the kids listening to stories told by "jesus." (that was his real hair and beard)
(I think Aut knew more than this jesus did) That's maybe why he got called up to finish the story. haha!

Austin walking on water.. (keep your eyes on Him)

learning about the Jesus boat.

Inside the belly of the whale with Jonah... (can you imagine?)

Aut pretending to be Samson...

they moved! (must of been Landen's long hair)

Then we went and looked in the tomb.... (professional posers)

He has risen! whoo hoo! haha!
I love this picture. If it was Easter time, this would so be the card to send out to everyone:)
Farrah and Finley don't even know why they are excited but they just kept jumping up and down. Farrah kept yelling, "he has risen!" haha!

Yes, we get many looks while being out. Not sure if it's for the number of children we have or the way we act. Ha!

What can I say we are tourists! In Virginia I screamed California! I was so excited to see snow falling that I had may camera out taking pictures. The kids were walking around with their mouths open trying to catch snow flakes. I was also wearing flats with no socks. My feet cramped up.

Most of the time we are driving around trying to find our way and my husband and I just say, "look at the plate, look at the plate!"

Texas people are the nicest drivers! They wave and let you over and sorry to say but Virginia drivers are horrible and rude. Why is that? Wierd!


Jen said...

I love that place. We went there in March of this year. Do you see the reenactment of Jesus' death burial and resurrection? It makes you want to go all pentacostal!! Here is my post about it:

Adrienne said...

You guys are obviously having an amazing time. How wonderful that God has blessed you and your family with this experience. Be careful and come home safe. Love the blog makeover, it is adorable!

Jennifer said...

What a great teaching tool! Even if it isn't 100% accurate, the kids will remember this when they are studing it in the bible.

Anonymous said...

Yes Texas people are nice and friendly. Thank you for noticing!
Blair from Texas

ajnrileysmommy said...

these pictures are gorgeous, bridge! my parents went there...wish i could go too. and i LOVE the pictures of the kids in front of the empty tomb!! i want to always feel that way! thanks for the reminder! HE IS RISEN!! :)

ps so funny about the drivers. i went to college in virginia, and i agree!! haha