Summer in Iowa!

We have started our summer break back in the USA!   Our flight from Shanghai was a little rough and we ended departing 1.5 hours late and then at a standstill in Chicago.  After some running in the airport we made our flight to Minneapolis and ended up getting in around 11:00…we were supposed to land at 8!   A few of my cousins who were staying near by even stayed and waited with my parents!   We had a 2hr drive to get to Lake Osakis and didn’t get to bed until 3 am…so needless to say it was a long day!

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June is here!

We have arrived to our last month of our first year abroad!  We have been keeping busy with work and the city!  Two weeks ago I danced in the school dance production and it was amazing!  The performance was about the environment and the students and teachers did a great job.  It was so fun to dance with my fellow teachers and our dance was a hit!

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Final Countdown

The final 2 weeks (or less) are here!    Since moving from New Hampton, Iowa Jason and I have gone to our respective childhood homes to unpack, repack, hang-out, relax, and freak out!   I was lucky to spend 2 weeks at our family cabin with my aunts, uncles, cousin, and Grandma.  I love going to the lake–it is my favorite part of summer!

Here we are celebrating my parent’s anniversary!    ImageImageFishing on the boat!

We were also able to spend some time with Jason’s side of the family!   We went on a bike ride around Okoboji!  Here are Jason, his dad, brother, and uncles mid-way through the ride!

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This past weekend we ventured to Minneapolis to hang out with my family and our friend Joe.  We had a picnic around Lake Harriet, flew kites, grilled out, and had a great time!

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