BIRTHDAY to Jenni!
Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Julie!
Happy Friday! This morning Ashlyn and I took my dad to SFO. He's hiking another part of China with his friends. Although I'm going to miss him terribly, I'm really excited for him. This is a great time for Dad to travel and see the sights. I was just bummed to have had one day to spend with him. *POO!* =( At least we were able to talk and catch up on the way to the airport.
After dropping Dad off, I went to visit Karen and her new babies- Tyler and Connor. After years of trying, Karen and her husband consulted with a fertility specialist...and after spending an arm and a leg and being emotionally taxed, the twins finally came to bless their lives. I am so incredibly happy for them! The twins were absolutely adorable! Karen and I shared stories and views on motherhood. With two babies, my 'hardships' could hardly compare with Karen's. Luckily Karen has a live-in nanny that helps her with the babies. The nanny was pretty amazing...with one baby cradled in her arms and another strapped to her back, she was able to soothe both to sleep and keep Ashlyn entertained while Karen and I ate lunch.
Connor was born with a cleft lip, and needs to be fed by a special bottle.
I watched with great interest as Karen fed Connor. It made me realize
how easily I take for granted the simple things in life. *sigh* =T
through Friday afternoon traffic felt oddly familiar. I was dying because
the combination of the sun in my eyes and food-coma made driving home
extremely tricky. Ashlyn was peacefully sleeping while I slapped myself
repeatedly in the face to keep from joining her. I felt much better
once I got home. My cousins watched Ashlyn while I showered and got
ready for the banquet. The banquet is a fundraiser for a non-profit
organization that my mom is currently president of. This organization
funds educational programs for underpriviledged youth. It's definitely
a worthy cause.
We didn't get home until close to midnight, but the event was a huge success and my mom looked relieved and happy. Ashlyn had a pretty exhausting evening...she was got passed around a lot tonight and missed her evening nap. By the time we got home, she was ready to crash out. After putting Ashlyn down to bed...Wil, Mom, Tony, and I stayed up talking and enjoying the nice treat I got in the mail.
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