Monday, July 30, 2018

Summer Time

This past month we were in Pennsylvania visiting family and friends.  It was our first visit back to the states in a year.  The first few days we felt a little out of our element (plus we were jet lagged), but soon we settled into the routine of what it means to live in America - ease of shopping, decent prices, and fattening food.  We had a nice time and the 4 weeks went by quickly.  We ate at all of our favorite restaurants, saw 5 movies, and bought new clothes.  Arlington, my mom and I went to NYC for two days to see two musicals.  Cainan and I went to the symphony.  We swam with cousins and went to amusement parks.  We crammed a years worth of activities into 4 weeks. 

By the end of the trip, I was done being a visitor.  It is hard being in someone else's home (Even if it is family) for a month.  Mat didn't get to come with us, so I was the lone parent the entire time.  I am glad we went, but next year I think I would do things a little differently.

Here are a few pictures of our time there.

We saw two musikcals in NYC - Come from Away and Dear Evan Hansen 

Arlington got her picture taken with star Andrew Rennels

We went to Kennywood Amusement Park

Spent some time with cousins

Took the kids to their first Drive In Movie
Cainan and I went to see Harry Potter in Concert

Swam and Swam

Went to OhioPyle
 Arlington went to a Pirate Game
Saw Kirsten in Beauty and the Beast

Girls got their hair dyed
Visited with Aunt Jeanie
Packed 11 suitcases (and a few nieces and nephews)