Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Okay - I'm ready

I'm more than ready for the baby to be here. I'm not due until December 10, but she has been measuring big all along so hopefully she will make her appearance a little sooner. On ultrasound last Friday she measured an estimated weight of 8lbs. 3 ozs.

I guess technically I'm not completely ready for her to come - I still have some Christmas decorations I'd like to get up and some shopping done before she comes, but physically I'm ready for her to be here. I have enjoyed this pregnancy and it really has gone fast, but now that I'm in the final stretch I'm impatient.

So, anytime you're ready Avery!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


It is easy to get caught up in all the negative things in our lives, in all of the things that bother us each day.

I am thankful for a day that makes me pause and truly reflect on the blessings in my life, because when I really think about them it far outweighs the negatives.

I hope all of you have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Talking about HIV adoptions for National Adoption month

November is national adoption month. JCICS did a fact sheet on HIV as the feature for the first day of national adoption month.

Here is the link - HIV Basics

As always, if anyone has questions about adopting or raising a child with HIV I am always happy to try to help.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Vacation - week # 2

Sunday - Halloween

We hung out at the resort for most of the day. We relaxed, swam, etc. Then in the afternoon we went to Downtown Disney to Trick-or-Treat. It was pretty busy, so we didn't stay long but it served the purpose.

Family Halloween photo - the old lady that offered to take our picture clearly had no idea how to use a camera.

Monday -

Another quite morning at the resort. We headed to Epcot later in the day for rides, characters and the fireworks.

Tuesday -

We went to Magic Kingdom. It was a fun day until the afternoon when it started pooring! We were soaked, but took the opportunity to ride Splash Mountain twice since we were already wet. Morgan has discovered a new favorite ride. This was the first time we had rain since we had been here, so we can't complain.

Wednesday -
We had breakfast at the Polynesian with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto. After breakfast we went to the Magic Kingdom again for our last day there. We were able to get in the few things we hadn't done yet and do a few favorites again.

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from the new movie Tangled.

Thursday -
They were calling for rain again, so we decided to make this a down day. We did go to Downtown Disney for lunch and some shopping, but for the most part spent the day at the resort.
Friday -
We started off at Animal Kingdom. It was much, much cooler today than it has been the whole time we have been here. It was a nice change from the heat and I guess getting us ready for the weather we have waiting for us at home. Morgan tried another first for her - Expedition Everest. It was not her favorite, but she seemed to enjoy the ride.

We had an early dinner at the Grand Floridian with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the stepmother and step sisters. We like this dinner a lot and the characters are always great.

After dinner we went over to the Contemporary for something that was a first for all of us. We did the Pirate and Pals fireworks cruise. We all loved this!!! First you are in a room where they have refreshments and you get to meet Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. Then you head out to one of two boats (we were on the Captain Hook boat) where your pirate captain "Patch" takes you out on a cruise of the lagoon. He tells jokes, does Disney trivia, etc. Then you pull up right in front of the Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks from the boat. They play the music for the fireworks on the boat too. Then when you arrive back at the dock, Peter Pan is waiting to greet you. It was really fun and a great ending to a wonderful two weeks.

Tomorrow morning we will be up fairly early to finish packing and check out. We are going to make a quick stop at Epcot to ride Soarin' one more time before getting on the road for the long ride home.
I can't believe how fast this time went!!