Monday, June 10, 2013

802 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN. 

Where we are calling home for the next couple of months.




Saturday, June 8, 2013

It had been cloudy, rainy and cold all week and finally the sun poked its way through the clouds on Saturday so we could enjoy being outside. We heard of Como Zoo and conservatory so we decided to check it out. It was beautiful. Como Park is huge! and right in the center of it was the zoo {it was free, so even better} and conservatory. As we made our way through the zoo, honestly, we only made it through the monkey exhibit when Deacon spotted a huge 'burning building' with fire trucks driving around it, he RAN straight for it. Just off the zoo there is a little amusement park, ComoTown.
 After some begging and seeing the joy in his eyes, we couldn't say no to letting him ride that ride. He was so thrilled! 



 Afterward we kept checking out the zoo. Deacons favorite animal is a giraffe and he was so happy he got to see some and 'ride' one.

 Just off the zoo is the conservatory. Filled with beautiful plants and one room specially filled with flowers. They had THE biggest most beautiful Lillys I've ever seen.  

(36wks1day pregnant)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

We made it.

Jasons first rotation is at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
We'll be here just shy of 3 months.  We arrived late Saturday June 1 & his last day is August 21. 

After lots of prayers, because we just learned a couple of weeks ago that it was for sure we were coming here, we found a furnished place right in St. Paul. And only 8 miles from the hospital. 
The lease is for basically the exact time that we need. What a miracle! 
Also, I'm due in a month {July 5th} & another miracle...we got health insurance so quickly and found a doctor! What a blessing! 
We're excited to live in a new place and explore Minnesota! 

Packing up our house was not the easiest task. We had to decide what we would need/couldn't live without for a year, while the rest was going to collect dust in storage. We could only pack what we needed, plus stuff for the baby, in several suitcases to last us through the year. 
6 suitcases and 2 duffel bags later our life for the next year was packed.  

The first of our yearlong travel with Jason’s school is Minneapolis Minnesota at Abbott Northwestern. 

So Minnesota, Here we come. 


See you later Mimi, Papa and Grandpa! 
{With Grandmas excellent flight benefits (free luggage!) she joined us on the flight. 
A huge thank you to her for that!} 

Good-bye Arizona.