Saturday, July 29, 2006

MEETING

Jenn B and her little family of four kids...Taylor, Audrey, Noah, and Xander (2) who is pictured with us..... and husband Matt. I just wish I would have thought to take a picture of all the kids cause they were so cute and amazingly behaved!!! We meet in a park with a huge fun playground for the kids and shade and tables for us to talk....

One of the things I just loved about our chatting is the conversation of WHY we are adopting. Jenn has four beautiful healthy kids and has not had the heartache of infertility. I loved that she shared with me the spiritual side of her decision, one that started when she was just a young girl with a disturbing dream.... We both felt that there were too many "things" that keep happening that just made us certain that we needed to adopt from China..... It was so great to meet up with Jenn and have someone who is going thru the same process as me.... We also are a few days apart with our LID dates, and unless they split the days, we will be traveling at the same time!!!

Jenn also presented me with the cutest gift bag with these travel items inside.... PRUNES for the first few days of a POOP-LESS Tate. Teething biscuits, loopy-loops play thingy and a small blow-up beach ball in pink and white for my gal.... Jenn had to search the internet for the ball and I am so glad I got one cause I have been thinking that I needed to get one for the trip....
Thanks Jenn... it was so much fun to meet up with you...

10 comments:

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

You know I've been having the hardest time finding a small blowup beach ball too! That's it, you guys have inspired me, it's time to pick up my mouse and go e-shopping. :-)

Kramer said...

That was so great for you to get to meet up with Jenn. I am so jealous. You are getting to meet up with some wonderful people. I guess I should be doing that!

wzgirl said...

How fun. Those prunes will certainly come in handy while in China. For either baby or for yourself.

Stacy said...

I didn't know they made prunes for babies. On one hand - ick!- on the other hand - whew! that will be handy! :)

I have been looking all over for a small beach ball. I will have to look on the internet, too.

Sounds like a great day! It is nice to have people close who are going through the same thing.

Colleen said...

Sounds like you had a great time. It is soo nice to meet people that you speak with all the time thru email and such. Love the little Tate gifts.

Colleen~

Lee-Anne said...

I love meeting people who are in the process of adoption, too! (of course, people that actually have their kids, are pretty cool too!!!)

:) Take care
Lee-Anne

Kim M. said...

Sounds like Jenn B. is a great friend and I have a feeling so are you!!!

Lisa & Jeff said...

Look at you, you have been Miss Social Butterfly lately! I'm jealous!

Jenn said...

Hi Lisa,

I've been home since Sunday and still haven't had time to update my blog(houseguests)but it seems that I do have the time to catch up on yours! ;o) Our adoption chat was one of the highlights of our vacation. I think that at least some of the frustration of the adoption process is alleviated by all of the wonderful people that we get to meet along the way. Glad we were able to meet! Have fun this weekend-wish I could be there! Tell Donna that a Southern AZ event is on the horizon!

-Jenn

ps-FYI You can find the small beach balls at www.toyconnection.com They come in a 12-pack so you'll have plenty to share... Matt (dh) did some serious eye-rolling when he saw how excited I was to get these in the mail but I knew that my blog-sisters would understand!!!

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