Not exactly sure what the summer will look like for us. We found out the first Friday we were in Iowa that the church that Russ was hoping to intern in decided not to pursue an internship this summer. Because they waited so long to tell us, I did not pursue employment and Russ did not pursue anything else either. He is able to do construction type work and odd jobs for people in the seminary so that is probably what he will do as well as working on our landscaping in between times. We trust God is in control and will continue to provide for our family.
Anyway, here are some pictures of our first few days in Iowa. We spent the first two nights at the farm with Russ' parents. One of those mornings we made a quick jaunt to Des Moines to see my niece Brooke run the 4 x 800 for Heelan as well as some MOC-FV events. The kids enjoyed helping Grandpa Herman dig up the roots of a tree that had come down. The first picture is of Lydia who finally lost her first top tooth. She lost the tooth the night before we left and I took the picture in the van the next morning.