June 2016




We have had a very busy and fun summer already.  June started off with a visit from Grandma Karen Hostetler and cousin Avery’s 1st birthday! We then had lots of time at playgrounds and the splash park.  We have gone to ride the train at Bellview park and enjoyed time at the library as well.  As a family we got out to hike a couple times in Jefferson County open space parks and have gone camping two weekends.  Ivan and Kara also stay busy with the garden and running in the stroller.  Ivan loves being outside and has been sleeping well with all the exercise and activity.


Here is a short video of our adventures.  https://vimeo.com/173000479


P1240193We spent Memorial Day weekend in Lexington, KY with all of my (Kara’s) extended family on my dad’s side.  My cousin was getting married and it was a great chance for everyone to gather.  Ivan and I flew in a couple days early and met up with my parents and grandparents in Cincinnati.  We all shared a house and were able to spend some quiet time together before everyone came.  Friday night Nick and my brother and his family arrived.  Saturday began with a brunch with other aunts, uncles and cousins and ended with a beautiful celebration of marriage. Sunday morning we got up and toured Keenland Racetrack with my uncle who works there during racing season.  It was fun to watch the horses get their morning exercise.  We then all met at a restaurant for brunch and in the evening gathered again to celebrate my grandparent’s 70th wedding anniversary.  Monday morning early some of us went to a Bourbon tour before leaving town.  It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but Ivan was a trooper traveling and we all had a blast!

Video link: https://vimeo.com/169611471