Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Babes at the Beach

Michael is so thrilled by this beauty queen!
Does John look ready for a daughter?
Beach Babes!
Foot and mouth disease...
Beach Boys!
We are on our annual get away from winter trip in Marco Island, Florida. John is also doing continuing medical education here so we are able to afford it pre-adoption travel. It is so nice to get away from the cold.

It is also nice to meet up with a fellow adoptive parent. There are special bonds that form between us as no one else understands the process as well. Not that people can't be supportive, there is just that age old going through the same heartwrenching experience that forms ties that bind. Not only that, adoptive parents seem to be a great breed of folk. We met our fellow blogger, Me plus One, Jackie and her daughter Nola. What a great privilege!! Jackie is a wonderful woman who has an incredible little girl. Nola just loves her Mommy!! It was so nice to share our experiences up front and personally and talk about what brought us to where we are today, and the fact that life is so much better with the addition of our children. Also, sharing concerns and hopes for our children, as well as parenting techniques. We had a wonderful visit that was way too short!!
Beautiful Beach Babes!!


Jim said...

Ah, I'm so glad you had a nice time with my special friends Nola and Jackie!!! They were both so excited to have the opportunity to head over to "the beach" and it sounds like a great time was had by all.

I hope it can become a tradition, not just for the adults, but for the kids and their heritage.

Hilary Marquis said...

I want to come too!!! What a couple of cute kiddos. I can't believe how petite little Miss Nola is. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Jamie said...

Thanks for the pics! I really wish we could have made the drive over. Hopefully it will work out for Thanksgiving, though!

Rachel said...

i'll just ditto Jamie's comment... :)

Jackie said...

It was such a pleasure to have spent the day with the three of you. Thank you for the first of many happy memories.

See you again soon!!

Margaret & Tom said...

Oh my gosh the kids are sooo cute together! It looks like you had a great time!