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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cedar Point

While we were in Ohio this summer, my dad was able to score us some FREE tickets to Cedar Point.  We live about an 1.5 hours away which is totally do-able. I grew up going here every summer, so it was a real treat to have our boys experience it too. Worthy remembered it well and very fondly.  William had been too young the last time we were there to have any memory of it.  Needless to say, he was thrilled.
We had the most beautiful weather and my mom watched the Baby so we were able to do (almost all) big boy stuff most of the day.
Oh how I love this view! 

Classic Cedar Point face

Kiddie Land - still a hit with my guys
waiting for the Mine Ride - one of my favorites
this was his face most of the day

Calvin enjoyed the Monster Nap ride
The perfect amusement park.  
The perfect day.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Annapolis Recap

A quick explanation... I haven't been able to blog for awhile because my computer has been packed away while we've done the nomad-thing.  I thought it wiser to take an hiatus instead of switching pictures back and forth to different computers and eventually losing some in the mix.  It's easier for me to just keep things simple. And simple means pictures in one place.  And that delay translates into "Recaps" instead of long, drawn out stories.
It was great to be in Annapolis.  It was even better to reconnect with friends.  We got to see a lot of people and I could just kick myself for not getting more pictures of that - the important stuff. But aside from that we also did some other note-worthy things. 

visiting the Harbor on a stifling hot day

berry picking in the Mission House backyard

enjoying a Free Meal for dressing like cows
A large chunk of our time was also spent driving into DC to look at potential rental places for our next chapter in life.  This was somewhat laborious.  We would drag all the kids around checking out homes - as if house shopping in-and-of itself isn't bad enough.  But I have to be honest.  It was cool having the kids along. They came up with great reasons to like or dislike places.  And we also found ourselves sidetracked periodically...
a little side trip to see some cool space stuff
chilling on a porch waiting for a Realtor...
trying out a neighborhood playground
Incidentally, this is our new playground!  The house we chose is just about 5 houses down from this great park.  But more about that in a future post :)
We had such a great time in Annapolis.  Seeing familiar faces, spending sweet time in fellowship with friends and being back at Annapolis EP - we are so thankful we have such treasured relationships in so many realms.  And we're even more delighted that we're now just 20 minutes away!