Whew, this feels like it's been the craziest weekend of my life! Today is Fathers Day, our 12 year wedding anniversary, we're winding up a little family vacation and I still can't quite believe that we got our referral and Clarissa is really out there waiting for us! I just keep looking at her sweet face and smiling. I have her photo on my cellphone and I've been taking it out and staring at it so many times a day that I keep running my cellphone battery out! She's real!
In a way I just want to get home ASAP so that I can start figuring out what's next and in a way I think this is the calm before the storm. Once we get home there is going to be so much to do. I've got a million questions for our agency, I've got paperwork to fill out, a care package to mail, I need to finish decorating Clarissa's bedroom and I need to just run up and down the street and announce our good news to anyone who will listen, lol. We have a daughter!!!
Tomorrow morning we're going to pack up and go home. It's a long drive home and I'm hoping it passes quickly. I love going on vacation but I never enjoy the long ride home!
We've had a great time in Portland. Oregon is my favorite place to visit. It's really green and beautful here and there are a lot of fun things to do and see. We went to the zoo, which of course I love! Portland has the most beautiful zoo I've ever been to. You forget that you're in a big city because it feels like you're out in the woods. It's green and peaceful and beautiful. We also went to OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) which is an amazing place! It's an absolutely humongous place where they have a planatarium, an IMAX theater, and lots of rooms full of fun science related things for kids to do. We launched pop bottle rockets, we built a water tower out of Legos and watched it withstand a simulated earthquake, we learned about fossils and fish, we operated a robot, we learned about the planets...we pretty much wore ourselves out!
Now the day is winding down. The kids are asleep and we're getting ready to snuggle up and watch a movie and enjoy the rest of our anniversary. We actually came to Oregon on honeymoon, so it's always fun to come back on our anniversary. It's amazing how far we've come in the past 12 years! Twelve years ago we we came here to start out our lives together and now here we are again, celebrating the fact that our family is finally complete. It's been an amazing journey and I've been happy to be along for the ride. I can't wait for the adventures still ahead. :)