Ezra certainly experiences so much when we get the opportunity to travel, especially when we go on the road [for a Fresh Life O2 Experience tour!]. It’s always a jammed packed week and we intentionally squeeze a lot into our days off and time away from the venues- like eating food that we don’t have in Montana and putting our toes in the sand at the beach! Speaking of food, Ezra experienced his first hamburger ever and this happened at Shake Shack! I always thought it would be an In-N-Out burger, but this joint was ridiculously good. We were not disappointed at all. Oh and Florida oranges….don’t even get me started. Yum!
Ezra loves the sand….and loves the water, so Florida was a fun little getaway for my little man. Ezra and I flew to Ft. Lauderdale last week so momma could photograph the O2 Experience, which was held in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Melbourne. You’ve got to check out Pastor Levi’s blog for the re-cap of the event. Truly incredible.
The question I get the most is “how does Ezra do while traveling?” Ezra is pretty good when it comes to going with the flow. He’s only 18 months old, so being strapped to my lap on an airplane for 3+ hours gets a little boring [for him- not for me- I'm just trying to keep him entertained!], but we have to get creative [with lots of snacks on hand!]. We also had many late nights and a few long car rides to adjust to during the week. All in all, he did great! I love being able to reward him with allowing him to explore a bit, whether it’s on stage at the venue [yes, helping unpack guitar cases, testing out the microphones and chasing the stage lights] or in this case….playing on the beach!
It truly is a blessing to be able to bring Ezra along with me. I love being part of this ministry and movement and having him along for the ride. I love that he gets to see us doing what we love…rather than keeping him away from it. So thankful.
Here’s a glimpse into last weeks adventures in Florida…..
// Ft. Lauderdale venue | Calvary Chapel Playground
// Miami Beach
// Melbourne, Florida
// Melbourne venue | Calvary Chapel
// Indian Harbour Beach | Melbourne, Florida