Well, we made it home to PA on Sunday and I've been wading through mounds of pictures to decide which ones best capture our trip to Iowa. Here are some highlights and lessons learned on the trip:
Darrell and I learned that when taking a trip to see family and friends in Iowa, it's not about us, but about spending time with the people we love so much and do not get much time with. So we forfeited lots of couple time, and in return were blessed with lots of quality time with our wonderful family and friends. We also learned that it is possible to lose a child in Fredericksburgh, Iowa (don't worry, Evan was found after five minutes of frantic searching), but it was a first for us!
Evan learned a lot of things on this trip.....that he is allergic to cats (who knew, but after two bad reactions we figured it out), that you can cut your eye open on a toilet seat lid (Grandpa was in charge when that one happened!), and that he really loves to spend time with Grandpa and Amma.
Ann-Marie learned more about baking cakes from Amma, riding four-wheelers and tractors with Grandpa, and holding lots and lots of babies. Alec learned tons of new words and confirmed what we already know.....he loves anything that has wheels!
To summarize a two week vacation is the picture above.....my Grandparents (who are both in their mid-eighties) with our children and my sister, Carla's, children. I thank God for the time we had sharing memories together.
Now, onto the rest of the summer......