Today I met up with a couple of good friends. We met through an infertility support group over three years ago and we try to get together to catch up as often as we can, but it had been awhile since our last visit so I was really looking forward to it. I'm so glad we were able to make it work before our schedules go into full crazy holiday mode. We met at a new place that we hadn't tried before and it was quite good.
Joe took this picture of me before I left:
Here is Jenny with her handsome son Daniel:
Here's Lynn and her daughter Angie:
Angie and Daniel pause for a second(and I do mean one second) on the bench so I can get a quick pic. Angie is waving "Hi". Sooooooo cute!
Angie had some fries with her ketchup. Girl loves her ketchup :)
Angie has a 3 month old little brother Andrew too, but he had to stay home with Lynn's mom because he wasn't feeling well. Angie is 19 months old, so Lynn has her hands full!
Jenny just announced that she is pregnant with twin boys, so she will have her hands even more full come this Spring. So excited for her!
Everything was going well until they asked me about the adoption, and then I burst into tears right there in the middle of lunch.
I'm not quite sure what came over me. I wasn't even feeling particularly emotional today, but when they asked, it was total waterworks.
If there is anyone who understands how I feel though, it is these two and I was able to pull it together and we had a lovely time after that.
There were originally four of us in the group, but T moved away and I haven't seen her in over a year. I really hope we can get together when she comes to Cali to visit her family over the holidays.
Between the four of us, there will be six children that have joined the group since we met in the summer of 2005. I do hope to one day introduce them all to my own daughter, even if their children are in high school by the time it actually happens.
I just picked up my Christmas card photos at Cost.Co today. (Note to self: Do NOT go to Cost.Co on a Saturday during the holidays to pick up just one thing. Do not!)
My goal is to get them addressed and ready to go out on Monday.
If I don't get sidetracked that is.
Wish me luck.
And just for fun, my husband sent me this link and I have watched it about ten times and I think it is so adorable. I thought of Shanny when I saw it.
I love it.