Sunday, April 06, 2008

Catching Up-Again!

First, if you haven't already, scroll all the way down. I've just gone back and mostly caught the last month up. We headed out of town for spring break just after our 2 year LID and had a blast but have spent the last two weeks trying to catch up with life.

Noah just started baseball a couple of weeks ago and it is consuming our lives. With 4 kiddos, we learned the hard way that we can only have one kid in team sports at a time. Even one can be overwhelming, though. Matt is assistant coaching, I'm the team mom and at games Audrey is bat girl and Taylor has been a catcher or a base coach so it has turned into a family affair. Noah is having a great time, though and that is what matters.

I've also been going through my house one room, drawer and closet at a time preparing for a yard sale. It should be interesting. I'm not sure anyone will actually want what we are going to try to sell but we'll see... It's less than a week away. The kids really want to have a lemonade stand. I guess a childhood would not be complete without the experience to we'll let them give it a shot.

I'm not sure why but the day to day drudgery is so much easier to handle when there are fun trips or events to look forward to. I've got a couple on the horizon so I'm a happy girl...

I'm so excited to be going to Minnesota at the end of the month for an Adoption Partner Conference! The tiny agency that I work for is now an official partner with CHSFS in MN. They are a huge (and well run, from my experience) agency and one of if not the oldest adoption agency in the US. I'm curious if I'll come away with any China info and wondering just how nosey I should be about it when I'm there...In fact, I'll be there from the 29th of April through the 2nd of May so I may get to be there when their referral packages arrive! It will be fun to spend 3 days with adoption professionals and see what is going on in other IA programs (If you aren't one who keeps track, programs are looking pretty grim across the map.) There will also be time for a trip to the Mall of America and a riverboat ride on the Mississippi River!

As lovely as a trip alone will be, I'm even more excited to have booked our hotel for a three day weekend in Sedona with Matt in the Fall! Matt's cousin is getting married there and we thought it would make for a wonderful 15th anniversary getaway. We are staying here and it looks very posh. I'll do anything to avoid a hotel room with southwestern decor-Blech! We don't want to plan the entire weekend away but are trying to plan one adventure. The choices right now are horseback riding, a hot air balloon ride, or an off road jeep excursion. Any recommendations?

1 comment:

Lisa and Tate said...

Totally cool that you can go to MN and hopefully gleam information.

I love Sedona, but know nothing to recommend to you...

Good luck on the yard sale!!