life {the newly-condensed version}

Yes, this is an ocean and we still live in Minnesota.  :)

After being landlocked and covered in snow since January, we decided to take our spring break in sunny Orlando, Florida. Apparently this has been an atypical, long winter for Minnesota. We had snow fall even up to a week and a half ago.

We had a wonderful time together. Even though our days were long with lots of walking in the heat and humidity (to which we were NOT acclimated), the kids did great. They were real troopers and such a joy! One of the highlights of our trip was staying with Phil's cousin and family for a few days.

So here's a run-down of our lives these past two months...
Fun at Epcot!
 Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney's Animal Kingdom
 Disney World

 Disney's Hollywood Studios
Kennedy Space Center

We went on a few field trips with the homeschool group from our church and visited an old village where the kids attended 2 hours of school in an old schoolhouse.

Another field trip included digging for fossils near the banks of the Mississippi River. We found lots of coral, seashells and trilobites. Imagine--right here in the Midwest. Evidence of a world-wide flood!
Our first Minnesota Twins game and the kids' first baseball game. We had such a great time! The boys probably enjoyed it a bit more. The game was super long and the girls kept getting distracted by all of the vendors about half-way through.

And last, but not least, today was race day for the kids! Our city hosts a "Marathon" for kids by having them keep track of 25 miles of running, biking or walking for 2 months, and then running the final 1.2 miles on race day. Unfortunately, it POURED rain this morning. And I believe this is an understatement. It was loud and torrential. About 30 minutes after we arrived, the race was canceled, due to lightning. So we went to Super Target instead and did our final 1.2.


gramma said...

thanks so much for the summary...you do have so many opportunities to make memories! Praise the Lord for memories!

Wendy said...

Thank you for the update! Everyone looks wonderful and the kids look so grown up. Miss you guys! xox

~Sue said...

Good to hear of your life, Jenny. Blessings to you all.

Chelle said...

I cannot even believe how big your foursome looks in that lovely NASA family pic! What fun adventures you've been on in the past couple months. LOVE "seeing" you!