1. My family staycationed in nearby Colorado Springs. Daughter and I got tattoos (henna), I rode the zipline across the Royal Gorge (zomg), and we drove to the top of Pikes Peak. If you ever decide to go to Colorado Springs, check out our 1 2, or 3 day itineraries on the full post, which includes more photos.
2. I went to my high school reunion. I know over time we trade youth for, well, whatever we choose to pursue (knowledge, riches, widsom, experiences, whathaveyou), but I can say that I felt so much more comfortable in my own skin these days than I did back then when I walked the halls of my high school. #bandgeek
I chose not to wear mascara.
3. The kids and I attended Adoption Camp this past weekend. As always, I learned so much about adoptee experiences, attachment issues (yes, even in domestic infant adoptions), nutrition, movement, behavior, and tips on staying regulated; in addition I loved connecting with other parents who are also on this path, from places near and far. The kids had enriching experiences, too.
Our keynote speaker was Lesli Johnson, whom I have stalked since I read this by her. I had a double treat the first night of Camp when the two of us met up with another adoption friend Rebecca Vahle for dinner. What a way to spend a blue moon (pinch me).
4. I’m announcing the winner the recent book giveaway. Melissa G, random.org drew your number to win of Sherrie Eldridge’s 20 Life Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, 2nd edition . I’ll be reaching out shortly to get your mailing address.
Sorry, there really is no chicken dinner.