Sunday, August 26, 2007

BeeShayna


Guess What? I got to meet Ms. Shayna and her lovely mother, Beth today. I met these guys over a year ago online and we've stayed in touch cyberwise ever since. Beth convinced me that the Ergo is the bomb...she even told me about it while she was in China. Yes, she is that kind of person - kind, funny, downtoearth, generous and a terrific MOM.

See for yourself...


She can cut chicken, butter bread, deliver beverages, draw smiley faces, fetch binky and chat with me all at one time. On precious few hours of sleep and in a very small restaurant booth. My head spins.

Spending the afternoon with these two was wonderful. Meeting up with families that have been to China and back - especially ones that we've followed online - makes our adoption feel a weensy bit more tangible for me. It also is energizing and sweet. (Like the Iced Americano I needed after dropping them off**).

Have a great visit, you two! Thanks for the lunchdate! XO



**Note to self: Must get back to exercise regime in order to prevent early demise resulting from unconditioned back, long hibernated core strength and marginal attention span before highly energized child enters the scene.

15 comments:

Joannah said...

I used to follow their blog! I'm so glad to see that Shayna is thriving. What a great opportunity for you to meet up with them.

:-)

Katie J said...

What a lovely scene and what a smart note to self. Can't wait to someday meet you, your hubby and your sweet Buttercup.

kris said...

I'm so happy for you... what a perfect lunch date!

C.J. said...

What a cutie girl she is!

Yep, I hear ya about that 'note to self'

Beth and Shayna said...

Ah, thanks sweetie! And it was so much fun to be with you! I cannot believe you got a picture of me in there too, you little sneaky girl. Thanks for the Starbucks, Lunch date and shopping. It was so great to finally 'meet' you! And you are one sweet mama to be! I cannot wait for you to come to CO and visit us. If not, we will see you again in the bay.

Mamacita said...

What a couple of beauties!

And don't forget to lift weights to strengthen your biceps and upper back.

SBird said...

They really do have amazing energy outputs, don't they???!!!

Lovely photos...

Janet said...

What a cutie pie that little one is! And I'm SURE you can do it!

tundrachica said...

Be sure to follow through with your GOOD note-to-self! If you have the chance to make that move and "prepare" I would suggest to take FULL advantage of it.

Looks and sounds like a fun lunch date. I visited with my friend who is mom of 3 this weekend. Just watching the household run makes me weary. It also validates my reasoning for only wanting one. :)

Headmeister said...

Just had to stop and ditto your little *** at the end of the post! Amen to that, sister - I gotta get on that too!

K said...

Oh yes, I LOVE the Ergo carrier. I've already got mine, a mostly new one. The Baby Bjorn is my second favorite. If you'd like to try them out with real babies in them, come on over!

new girl said...

Hers was one of the very first referral photos I ever saw -- such an incredibly darling girl.

Laughing so hard at your postscript -- I have been saying for months I need to strengthen my core -- OMG how on earth am I ever going to carry a kid around?!?

Ms. Dragonfly said...

ya, carrying a kid around will do wonder for your back. Do strength training now. that litle one is so very sweet. I want to stroke those pretty little cheeks on the screen. So kissable!

Marcy said...

I am always amazed at how small our CA world can be! I "met" Beth almost a year ago when we were in the early stages of the process...her "Journey" blog touched my heart in a way that none other has. I can't wait to meet her in "real" life....I am sure we will at some point! And Shayna is one of the most precious children I have ever seen! Glad you had such a great day!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

I love Beth and Shayna! They are so sweet! Before you know it, Buttercup will be home with you and they will be posting pictures of you two. I can't wait.

Hugs,
Jonni