I feel like I started to slack on documenting our lives when we were apart, so I'm trying to get back into it because my forgetful brain enjoys going back to see what we were up to a few years ago.
April was essentially winter and it was unfortunate. Spring is finally here?! I've been hesitant to get my hopes up because it snowed roughly two weeks ago, but I'm going to say it's spring.
In early April we went to a shadow puppet show titled Feathers of Fire at Hancher, the show told one of the stories from the Persian Book of Kings which contains old epics/fairytales. It was a unique presentation and we really enjoyed it! After the show they went behind the scenes to show us how they created the effects and we were even more impressed. If you're curious you should check out this youtube video of it, it's a really creative and technical show. The creator (Hamid Rahmanian) also authored an amazing pop up book that we purchased called Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King. If you're ever at our house you should remind us to show it to you because it is an amazing piece of art.
We celebrated my birthday! I already told you about that, so check out my previous post for that mellow, snowy day.
We had a lot of time spent with friends this month, we...
- spent most of our Sunday's with the Bodin's. Jeremiah has been teaching everybody how to skate/longboard, but other than that we just hang out, go on walks, and eat all the snacks.
- the Day's visited us for a weekend and we were able to share some of our favorite Iowa City places and see Julien Baker at the Englert. it was such a good weekend, those two are so sweet and encouraging.
-Jeremiah's parents spent a night with us in Iowa City and we were able to have some of our favorite eats and play board games.
- finally had a long overdue facetime with the Alsbury's! they are also the kind of friends that you can have real conversations with and that fill you up with encouragement. we have the best friends.
We have tried to spend as much time as possible outside now that it's finally nice out! Our bikes are aired up and ready for a new season and we are so ready for more sunshine. We did have a less than ideal moment of biking to a member/business meeting at church and realized that the bike path we were planning on taking was completely covered and under construction. Oh, and on the way back one of Jeremiah's spokes broke and I patched it with a band-aid so that we could make it home hahaha... oh the adventures that we get ourselves into.