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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Friday, July 31

Road Trip!

Magically, everything lined up so the kids and I were able to go to Brainerd for three days this week! My two friends from high school, Holly and Heidi, took some time off work and we all camped out at Holly's for three days. It was SO great.

It was just the three of us (well, and Matt, Holly's husband, when he wasn't working) and our SEVEN kids! Crazy. In order of age: Lily (Heidi's-almost 8), Finn-6, Odin (Holly's-6), Odin (Heid's-5...yes, TWO Odin's!), Breck (Holly's-4), Korri-4 and Mac-1. And even though it was a little loud at times, they got along really well.

And man were we busy! Tuesday night Matt gave the kids four wheeler rides. Wednesday we all went mini golfing (randomly to the same place I went with my sisters NINE years ago for our sister's weekend, weird!). And we even got them to nap! Thursday we hung out, went for a walk and then headed to St. Cloud to see Austin's baseball game, which was a blast.

We ladies try to get together twice a year but we've never gotten all of our kids together. I'd never met Heidi's kids, so that was fun to put faces and personalities to the stories I've heard. Holly recently moved and on the way there, Finn asked why they couldn't have moved closer! Apparently two and a half hours is over his limit!

I really hope we can do it again, but I also can't wait until the next kid-free outing as well!

Breakfast at Holly's HUGE kitchen island!
The gang before mini-golf.
Enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather.
Drinks while making dinner!
Walking down their LONG driveway.
Enjoying Austin's baseball game.
Oh, and Heidi taught Mac how to drink from a straw while we were there! Bonus!

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