Saturday, October 31, 2009

Updating blog list

I've updated my blog list, but I KNOW I've left people off.  If I've left you off, I promise it wasn't on purpose and if you could send me a link, that would be great.

The other thing I'll ask is if you know of great blogs (any purpose, not just adoption related--though I'm happy to get more of them as well), please let me know in the comments.  I'm always up for adding more people to my list!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gearing up for NaBloPoMo!

So Stephanie had this insane brilliant idea to do NaBloPoMo this year. What is NaBloPoMo, you ask? Basically, you commit to posting every day for a month. My November wasn't going to be nearly busy enough, and I decided to join her--primarily because I have become so lax at posting that I need something to make me do it more often. And Stephanie is such an awesome person (and blogger) that I wanted to help her out :-)

Oh, don't worry. You won't be getting my long-winded posts everyday. I think I'll also join her in beginning the Wordless Wednesday posts and possibly Flashback Friday posts, and also her Tuesday Tips idea. And National Adoption Day is in November, which seems like a good thing to celebrate. And did I mention that both Kamu and Jason have their birthdays next month? Oh, and our trip out to Utah to see Jason's family for Thanksgiving. Clearly, most of my posts will be short because I simply don't have that much to say. You know how quiet I am IRL, after all.

I have many posts to catch up on from the year anyway. Expect pictures (finally!) from our trip to Costa Rica, Disney on Ice, and many others. In the meantime, I will leave you with a picture of my adorable children watching TV recently:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

You can pick apples off a tree? How amazing!

The Patrick quote that is the title above is the major reason that we NEEDED to get away this weekend. Despite the call for rain, we decided to go camping--and hey, when hasn't it been raining lately?
So we went camping in the north Georgia mountains.
It was gorgeous.
We'd been there all of 10 minutes before Patrick made a friend. Actually, it may not have been a full 10 minutes.
Kamu likes camping, especially the eating part.
We played at the playground before dinner.
It poured on us that night but we stayed dry in our tent, and it only drizzled on and off the next day. It was chillier the next day but still nice.
We decided to drive over the mountains to another place to hike. On the way, we passed a place to pick apples and stopped (at which point Patrick made the above statement).
Then we continued to Amicalola Falls to hike. The last time I hiked there was at an Emory MSP department retreat when I was 8 months pregnant with Patrick.
And yes, I did do these stairs down and back up while pregnant. This time, we started at the bottom and went up.
It was just as gorgeous as I remembered.
And yet, somehow cuter...
The view from the top was incredible. And then we went back down. All of us had sore legs, but it was such a wonderful weekend that it was worth it.