Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Although I was not really looking to do another journey at this moment ... a wonderful opportunity recently presented it self to me ... to help a couple add to their family. We had a lot of good dialog but their time table was quicker than my heart! I think it is so important to make sure that the right connection is there before moving forward ... I wish A&S the best of luck with their journey....sending lots of magic baby dust in their direction.

I will say that this experience has my wheels turning. My heart is definitely open to a new journey and the prospect of being able to help someone else create or add to their family really makes my heart sing. Life is a miracle...babies are miracles - and if I am lucky enough, the stars will all align at some point and I will get to do it all over again.

I have spoken with my children about maybe carrying a baby for another family again - they all seem very accepting of the possibility. I am so lucky to have my wonderful little ones - they are developing into smart and caring wonderful individuals ... I am so proud of them.

...who knows what the future will hold....

Monday, August 9, 2010


Well the summer at the Oregon coast have been kind of now we are heading south of the border to get some summer!!!

We all need some time to relax - especially Rio. He is almost done with his Physician Assistant program now ... just another week of clinical rotations...I am so excited that he is done! A week away will be a great way for him to get a little break before the last week of school and the looming state testing not too far off in the future. I am just ready for some sun and warm weather....the kids are very excited too. Sebastian cannot wait to get back on an airplane and Magnus and Olivia really want to go swimming with dolphins....not sure if that will happen ... but for sure it will be a week of lots of fun!!

5 days left and woohoo Mexico here we come!!!

Maybe Baby...

Baby V is getting big...she has now passed the 9 month mark - 9 months in 9 months out - and she has now lived a longer period of time with her parents than in my belly! M&M's household will soon be overrun with moving toddlers....kitties - watch out!! Whenever I visit the sweet family or look at pictures of V and her brother - I just feel so much joy!

Over the summer, I have had some time to reflect over the last few years. It has been such an adventure and I feel so fortunate to have be part of something very very special....and I am getting the itch to do it again!!!

Only time will tell ... stay tuned :-)