Saturday, June 28, 2008

Birthday, Graduation, Wedding, Move, Flood

Wow, have we been busy since our last post.

So, on May 22nd Billy graduated from preschool and celebrated his 5th birthday. We had a busy day including the graduation ceremony and a bee birthday party for Billy's preschool friends. Two weeks later, Andrew and Jackie were married at Sunken Gardens in St. Pete, Florida. It was a beautiful ceremony (a bit hot, but surely a breathtaking sight). I got to do the cake for them, with lots of help from my mother. Then, right after the wedding we travelled back to Iowa and started the move. The new house is about 3 hours from the old one. Unfortunately right after our return floods ravaged Iowa and Carl's parents lost their home. It's been devasting watching the aftermath unfold. Their house will be bulldozed to the ground and they are not allowed to go inside to salvage their belongings. So, they will start from scratch. Of course, we are faring well. The kids are still happy and handling everything without much trouble. Sometimes Ian asks to go home (we're still trying to convince him he's here... at home). I'm sure we'll be busy as ever this summer as we and Carl's mom and dad try to get settled.