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Back from Florida on our way out West

Posted by footstepsonmyheart on July 31, 2009

We had an amazing out of this world spectacular trip to Disneyworld. We saw all 4 parks, even went to Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon. It was hot, humid, and we did have to go back and take naps between rides but it was amazing. My kids were AMAZING!!! Mikayla was on her own separate vacation. It was so hard for me….but its life. She was with her friends bounding through Disney and that’s what happens when your kids grow up. Do I have to let her? Everett was an angel. We did have a few moments where his strength and unnatural lack of fear caused a few hiccups but nothing shattering or too hard to deal with-really truly he is doing incredibly. I can’t imagine if we had tried this 2 months ago. The one thing I did notice is that we got more then our usual stares and comments about our transracial family. Perhaps it was due to the fact that while at a park like Disney you are looking around absorbing everything and we sort of stand out. Its the only thing I wish I could change, but I can’t…so we just have to deal with it.

Oh I keep forgetting to post about this, bad bad me. A friend and I got together and decided to start a local adoption support group specifically for transracial and transnational adoptive families. Then we decided we wanted to make it bigger then local. we have  a facebook page our group is called “the color of family” so PLEASE look us up on FB and become a “fan” we are hopeful to keep discussion going. My friend is a Social worker and is much more “professional” then I am about this stuff she is also foster/adopting seriously one of  the most beautiful baby girls I have ever seen.

Oh and look for our website to come soon!!! We are going to expand our mission statement for “The Color of Family”, there are some really exciting things going on in my life right now!! But its a surprise and I can’t reveal it until we are ready. Something I’ve wanted to do forever and ever and ever-knew one day I would, didn’t know how, still dont’ know exactly how but its going to work out.

I will more then likely be closing this blog down soon :(. Its time. My heart is not into it and I have too many other projects but not to fear my faithful readers 🙂 I am only switching it to another format and changing things up to flow with a very new direction I am headed. To be honest this blog is pretty badly written, fairly “out there” when it comes to subjects and was really my online “journal” not so much written for anyone but myself to read-it surprises me daily that I get people here at all. You guys are awesome btw!!!! Thank you for supporting me-love to you and you all know who you are.  Got to go.

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WOW my daughter is 13 today!!!

Posted by footstepsonmyheart on July 21, 2009

I have a teenage daughter!!! She is so amazing and I adore every bit of being her mom. My Mickey is so responsible and easy to parent-makes my job very easy. Things are changing and its not the same, but she is growing and becoming a wonderful young lady. I expect so much from her and she always gives 110%.

The picture of her today was taken right before our family birthday party-the pants are crazy, our neighbor gave them to Cady last weekend during the neighborhood garage sale, told her if you take these pants you can have “everything you want for free” I was so appreciative when Cady came home with arms full of junk and those pants.  Now Mickey thinks they are hilarious to wear…I’m not so amused but, oh well she’s her own person now. Tonight we are having a girls night, just her and I!!! Out to eat and then the new Harry Potter movie, I dont’ know who is more excited. And yes, I do feel older….oh well it was bound to happen :). Just wondering if she will wear the pants or not? Hmmm…… Love my Mickey girl.

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Again sorry for my lacking computer skills, my software won’t let me rotate them, not sure why.

We are leaving for our whirlwind family vactions in a few days, first its Disneyword to see Mickey perform down maintreet in her marching band, we are spending 4 days in the parks-wish us luck! Then we are on our way to Wyoming to spend a relaxing 3 weeks with my parents in the country near Yellowstone park. So excited for that-I love it there, my kids are free to ride horses, play freely outside 24-7…. ahhh….. bliss!

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