"Being a family means you are part of something wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what." ~Author Unknown

Thursday, February 17, 2011


This week I have been preparing to leave, and trying to remember that (thankfully) we will only be home a short time in between our 2nd and 3rd trip.  We booked flights and a hotel, bought new toys to bring, wrote our court speech, and ordered pictures to complete the album required for court.  I am amazingly relaxed and just feel a new joy in each day.  I know the transition will be hard, Lexi is sad we'll miss her birthday, but I am so so ready for it.  I've assured Lexi that her birthday will be well celebrated regardless of the day!  Today I wrapped up a lot of things at work.  My partner will take over the class while I'm gone so it's an easy transition.  Some of my friends at work have put together a shower for when I get back.  It feels a little uncomfortable for me, but they were relentless about it!  As happy as I am to have S so close to home, I have to say I've enjoyed the process.  It brings people together, it's something joyous that everyone can rally around, and so many people love this little girl already.  I am continually amazed at the outpouring of love and support for S and our whole family.  We are truly blessed by the people in our lives. 


  1. We will be thinking of you and your family in the days to come.

    Safe travels and good luck! :)

  2. Yay!!!!! Wishing you nothing but the best!!! :)