Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hohl Family Vacation, Part I

After moving in, we were quickly inundated with even more excitement.  Adam's brother, Aaron and his family came from California to Ohio for a visit and his sister, Sarah came from Seattle.  We then met up with another brother, David and his kids to drive and meet with another brother, Chad and HIS kids to all take an EPIC family vacation to Florida.  

3 RVs
9 Children
6 Children who are 5 and under
9 Adults
Incalculable amounts of cereal, milk, coffee, bread, cheese, lunch meat, BANANAS, apples, and pretzels.

Lilla and Michael traveling in the RV.

The first night, we stopped to visit Aunt Jo on her farm.  The farm was incredible (sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, horses, chickens, gardens, and on and on and on).  She also has a pool, which was welcome in the 90+ degree heat.

After we arrived in Florida, we took a trip to Busch Gardens.  Amusement park meets Zoo meets Water park.  The kids and adults all had a blast.

Thankfully, my uncle Paul lent us his RV and SUV to make living and traveling much easier.  We are all getting along pretty well so far and all the kids have survived thus far--thank goodness!   Keep posted for Part II!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I've landed

5K (check)
Move to Columbus (check)
Close on the house (check)
Unpack (check)
Settle in (in progress)

Wow!  It's been a wild ride and it's just getting started, amazingly.  The 5K was a success.  We totally rocked it and I am so proud of the team for coming out and kicking tush!

We had a pretty spectacular group and we also were able to exceed our fundraising goal of $400.  We pulled together (with YOUR help) and raised $440!!!  Woohoo!

We also had fun as a group and the kids were great.  As you can see, there were almost more kids than adults!  And some of us just behave like kids.

The move to Columbus was a success.  We are now settling in with the 'rents comfortably.  We have already celebrated two big birthdays!  Isaac and Grandma!

Happy birthday to you!  I can't believe my baby is already 1!  And I can't believe my mother-in-law is only 29!