We're just past the half-way point of our time in the U.S. We've had an enjoyable time visiting friends, family and ministry partners in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, and in both Northern and Southern California. We've talked a lot about Ukraine and our life there, so much so that Josie and I are tired of hearing each other's stories. And even though it is a bit of a challenge to balance my ongoing field responsibilities and life here, we've made sure to work in plenty of really fun stuff as a family. Heck, after spending most of the last 5 years in post-Soviet, urban blandness, Dietrich would have been in heaven if we had never even left Baba and Papa's farm. But leave the farm we did. Here are some of the highlights of the past 2 months both on and off the farm.
Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church did an awesome Easter egg hunt between services.
free kids workshop on the 1st Saturday of every month. Way to go, HoPo!
St. Bruno's carnival. Dietrich is finally tall enough to go on the cool stuff.
Disneyland so taking pictures was not a priority. But at least we got one that proves Josie exists.
You know, for kids. Dietrich is amazing on monkey bars.
Gormiti. Dietrich has learned that when he's not working, Grandpa Norm loves to join us at the park and have Gormiti fights until his hands bleed.
neat little park in San Juan Capistrano had an amazingly safe rock pile/path. Here's Dietrich conquering it.
Uncle Sam and Auntie Jit's place, someone came up with the fun game of dinosaur toss. It's addictive.