Jensey Loves South Florida Surprise Trips <3

20th March 2016

With our schedule being often unpredictable, we don’t end up planning as many trips to South Florida to see the in-laws as we probably should. Last minute trips are always so much easier- Maybe a session cancels or we’re much more caught up on weddings than we thought, so every year or two we’re able to plan a trip down to surprise the family! I love these visits, because while I know everyone’s always happy to see us, they’re always EXTRA happy because it’s a surprise! :) Someday Nate’s siblings may get to the age that we’re not smothered in hugs when we walk in the door on these visits, but until that happens, I think we’ll keep making happy surprise visits! :)

Last year we were able to plan one around the big family weekend in June. The one that within a two day period includes Father’s Day, Nate’s grandpa’s birthday, and his grandparents’ AND Dad and step-mom’s wedding anniversaries. It’s normally over a time that we have a wedding, but last year they planned a surprise party for Al and I love that we got to go be a part of it. :) We’re used to missing out on family things (especially weekend family events!) with this job, but that just makes it extra special when we’re able to fit it in the calendar!

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My sister-in-law who lives in South Florida told everyone she’d be on a cruise until the following day, so all 4 of use got to surprise the family!


This photo makes my heart so happy- We never get alllllll 7 kids (and the 2 bonus spouses!) together in one place!



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And because we have to make the most out of all of us being in one place, we did a “real” family session the next day. Love this one. :)


I can’t imagine life without any of these couples!!

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Yep. I blinked and they grew up. :(

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And we got to be there for THIS! <3

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The price of our Gear VR was worth it 10 times over just for watching family members try it for the first time!! :)

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Every few years, we take a photo of these three in our backseat with Huck. I won’t share the first version because it makes me too sad with how fast they’re growing!!

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Jessie was selling her first home and so we had one last sibling sleepover! Had to get the 7 Root kids in one photo. <3


These seven faces. I love every one and I’m so honored to be stuck with y’all for the rest of my life! :)

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1 thought on “Jensey Loves South Florida Surprise Trips <3

  1. Jenn Paul-koch

    WOW, Nates sisters really did grow up a ton since last years photos. I noticed the same growth in Kayla from last year to this year :( All his family is so gorgeous,! Glad yall were able to sneak in some surprise family time, I feel you on unpredictbale scheduling, so its so nice when time oopens up!


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