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!
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!
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!
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!
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!