Friday, June 30, 2006

June Referrals

Congrats to the 62 families from CCAI and others who have seen their children's faces. Referrals came out on June 27 and include LIDs June 16 Through June 28, 2005. That is more days referred than we've seen for a while. I'm going to take that as an actual step forward and try to stop being so down in the dumps. Maybe we will kiss our girl's face before the end of the year. I have not been looking forward to traveling in the winter but what a great Xmas present that would be. At this point, we would travel to the moon if it meant we could hold our baby girl and bring her home to her family.
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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Happy Birthday Jim!!

I thought about you all weekend at the Acoustic Kamp. You would have loved it, being a picker yourself. We're wishing you a great birthday dear brother. We love you! Hope you're having a good day! Happy Birthday!
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What a Weekend

We had such a great time this weekend. Thanks to the in-laws for the hospitality! This trip made me realize just how much I miss all of the live music that we used to enjoy. In years past, we have always gone to 2-3 music festivals a summer and countless concerts throughout the year. We went to zero festivals last summer and only a few concerts. We have put our lives on hold while waiting on our girl. Well, no more! We'll be doing nothing forever if we continue our current holding pattern.
We went to Tennessee and enjoyed some great flatpickin'. Where better than Tennessee, huh? Friday and Saturday night we heard some incredible musicians at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp. Among my favorites there were Steve, J.P. Cormier, Dan Crary and homeboy Robin Kessinger. I also dug Dick Daniels on the bass. These fellows blew me away!
We got up bright and early Sunday morning and left for home where we planned to attend a local adoptive family picnic and then on to Mountain Stage. When we arrived back home it was absolutely pouring rain. Not the best weather for a picnic. It rained all day and night. We missed the picnic but Mountain Stage certainly did not disappoint. Tommy Emmanuel OMG!! What an amazing musician, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rhett Miller, The Bob Thompson Unit and yes, BRUCE HORNSBY. Bruce played a long set that certainly did rock. Nothing like one man and a piano. I think Bruce has been to Mountain Stage 6 or 7 times and we have managed to catch all but one show. I'm not sure when this show will air but if you get a chance, check it out on your local public radio station. You'll be glad you did.
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Bruce Hornsby

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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Tommy Emmanuel

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Caitlin!!

Yet another birthday in the family. This one belongs to Miss Caitlin, another beautiful girl. Happy day to you, Caitlin. We love you. Hope your day is grand!!
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Chaunce!!

You seem to be the star of the What a Journey blog these days Chaunce. Happy Birthday to you today old man. You are officially an adult today...Holy Cow!! We hope that your day is wonderful. We love you, Happy day!!
For anybody that is wondering who that beautiful girl is, that is Racheal. Her picture is missing from her birthday wish back in March.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thank You Secret Pal!!

Not only do I have the t-shirt to prove that I am a Ma Ma, but now Mike has the t-shirt to prove that he is a Ba Ba. The CD of children's songs is great. Their little voices sound like they are coming straight from heaven. After listening to the disk it took is place right beside of the Curious George sound track on baby girl's book shelf.
As you can see, we are back in the camera business...thank goodness!!
Thank you again for the wonderful gifts. You are never a pain! LOL...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Congratulations Graduate!

How could it be that my little nephew has Graduated from high school? Well time just keeps on truckin'. Chauncey has moved right on with that time and has, as of this evening, become a high school graduate. Congrats to you. The world is you oyster and your potential is limitless. Good luck in your endeavors from this point onward. I know great things are in store for you!! Today is the beginning of the rest of your life. We love you Chaunce!
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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

20 Years of Sunset Beach

This was my 20th year going to Sunset Beach with the McFee family. As usual, we had a great time and beautiful weather. We have stayed in this house for the past 10 years. We thought last year that we may have to shake things up this year and trade bedrooms to have more room for the baby. Well, no baby to have to take up space this year. We wonder if she'll even be there next year. We'll see.
May referrals came out on the 26th. The referrals included LIDs June 7-15. 43 families with CCAI now know their children. All were girls there was 1 set of twins.
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I love the beach!!
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May 30, 2006

We had Roberto's for dinner at Sunset Beach for Mike P.s birthday. Umm Umm Umm. I can think of no better place to spend a birthday than Sunset Beach...except for China. Hope your day was grand. We sure enjoyed it!
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