Friday, June 05, 2009

We Are on Our First Leg

Of our summer trip!

Wednesday night a very good friend stopped with her two boys on their way to DC for a big trip themselves. The two of us stayed up until 3:30 am when we finally MADE ourselves go to bed. We don't get much time to talk, what with kids and being so far away, and it was great to just catch up and talk. I slept a little over three hours before it was time to get up and get the kids ready for the ride.

We left shortly after 8:20 to start our trip to Atlanta. We stopped for food and restrooms and gas, and the kids did well in the car. We pulled in to our rental house about 9:30 (10:30 GA time). The house is great! Three bedrooms, a nice neighborhood, two car garage, living, dining, big kitchen, basement with computer and tredmill!, two baths, etc. I finally rolled into bed around 11:30. And slept well! :)

Today I got groceries, we went to the Dr. Martin Luther King Center (GREAT!) (and FREE!), I hit an AWESOME thrift store while the kids napped, then we went to IHOP for dinner. (One of the kids' faves!) Here are a couple pics from the Center, but I have more to post soon.
This is on the Freedom Walkway. The photos on postcards at the center show awesome mural type banners along the edges but they weren't up. :( The reflection pool was also drained. :( But it was still so beautiful there! Peaceful...


This is outside the center itself...


We plan on going to the Atlanta Zoo tomorrow which looks great! Tomorrow night the mall of Georgia is showing Hotel for Dogs outside which we MAY go to... we'll see how the day goes, but what fun that would be! :) We're off to a wonderful start!!! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you