Saturday, April 23, 2011

Living Life!

and haven't been blogging about it. We've had an exciting- mostly fun-filled few weeks in Baltimore- going on a month now. the first few days we spent unpacking- although we did sneak in a quick trip to Ikea- pretty easy since it's only about 15 minutes from here. we went to church our first Sunday here and knew we'd found our Baltimore Church home at Trinity Assembly of God. We went back Wednesday night for dinner, prayer meeting, and Royal Rangers/ Rainbows. I was also really excited to get to go to the Trinity Women's Conference: Dare to Dream. It was great- I enjoyed several hours of wonderful worship, dynamic speakers, and great conversations with neat ladies. The kids had fun with all the empty boxes- they made TVs with some, boats with some, and James helped make a giant castle in the basement.

My Mom flew up Saturday night and we switched from unpacking mode to tourists. We had a really good time. We went church Sunday and had a wonderful brunch- eggs benedict, pancakes, ... That afternoon we went to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was great to be able to see great art, for free, less than a mile from our house. And they have family/ kid programs each Sunday afternoon. I'm not sure who enjoyed drawing more- James or the kids. Monday we went down to the Inner Harbor. We joined the National Aquarium Baltimore and had a great time seeing everything, including the dolphin show. Tuesday we went to the Baltimore Museum of Industry and were happy to find we got there on their Wee Workers morning (cheap to get in and a program for kids). Then enjoyed a table-full of crabs. Wednesday we headed to FL- we were planning on a 2 day trip but it was going well so we kept on driving. We made it in 14 hours.

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