Thursday, June 26, 2008

Over the river and through the skies, to grandmother's (& grandfather's) house we go!

Okay, it's been awhile since I posted but I have a great reason ... we were on vacation! We spent a little over a week having a great time at Chad's parents' home in Farmington, Minnesota. Then we were off to our former hometown of Wheaton, Illinois to attend a friend's wedding and visit many of our dearest friends in the world!! The best part? The kids did GREAT. All my worries about them being tired and miserable and grumpy (and screaming throughout our flights) were unfounded. It was indeed an adventure, but one that turned out well :)

I'm going to post a few photos from the first leg of our journey, then I'll have to post a "part 2" of Wheaton at a later time!

PS - Some of these are out of order, but I don't have the time or energy to rearrange them all!

Trip to the Minnesota Zoo

Carter makes friends with a goat (a little too up close and personal if you ask me!)

Daddy & Carter looking at bison (I think...)

The kids at the Lake Schulze Beach

Fun in Grandma's pool

Carter is taking his own little hike (usually in the opposite direction of
where we're headed ... aargh!)

Audrey's first attempt at fishing at one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. She even caught one!

Water fun!

We all (minus Carter) rented a canoe and paddled around the lake.

Just had to throw in another photo of Mr. Rainbow Eyes :)

Minnehaha Falls

We rented a surrey at Minnehaha Falls. I happened to get in the seat that steered the whole thing. I think the men had a hard time relinquishing driving responsibilities ...

On the carousel at the Mall of America

Lots of GREAT memories for us and the kids! Stay tuned for Part 2!!!


Julie said...

Thanks amy for getting a post out quick haha..awesome pics! looks like you had a great time!

ErinOrtlund said...

Looks like fun! Lots of great outdoor activities. I laughed at the part about the men giving up the driving responsibility!

So why did I think Chad's parents lived in New York?

Mama Amy said...

Well, Chad's parents DID live in NY until late 2005. His dad left his church there (after almost 30 years) to take a position with the Evangelical Free Church denomination headquarters in Minneapolis.

ErinOrtlund said...

Ah, I see! Well, I'm sure they were glad you could come visit!

Chris Ann Schultz said...

The pictures are great. I wondered if you were on vacation, since you hadn't written in a while. We are on Vacation at home now and will be going to Maine over the 4th to see college friends.
Thanks for the cute photos.