October 26, 2009

Letter to C and J and Weekend with Family

I finally had enough sleep and enough espresso in me on Saturday to write AND complete a letter to C and J. We aren't due to send them anything for several months but I really wanted to respond to the letter they sent us and I also really wanted to let them know how Nora is doing. I'm so happy that we have finally completed this letter. I'd been crafting it in my head for the last two weeks but was hard pressed to find a good chunk of time to write it. It feels like such a relief to have this completed. It wasn't out of obligation at all but rather just to let them know how much we appreciate our new family.

Speaking of family, we had lots of great visitors and help from family this weekend. My parents came over and watched Nora for several hours while I was able to go to run a week's worth of errands and Joel was able to put our garden to rest and finish building our compost bin. My mom was nice enough to even clean my house! Nora was sleeping so she decided she'd clean with the extra time. This was a tremendous help as we had Joel's parents and brother's family coming over for dinner the next day. I couldn't have pulled it off without all of their help.

It was so much fun to see Joel's family visit Nora for the first time and to watch her grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle and cousins hold her for the first time. It was a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend! Lucky you that your mom did some housecleaning for you:) I'm sure C and J will really appreciate the early letter.

    We compost too...I was just out there after dinner throwing some stuff in.

  2. I am gald you had such a great weekend. It is nice to have the extra help.

  3. So nice that you finally got to write your letter, with the help of caffeine. :) I think we may both be vying for the held copies of The Primal Wound at the library. hahaha...

  4. Love it. Since we're due in January, at the height of the cold and the germy season in Indiana, I wonder how long I will want to hide out at home. But I also know how stir-crazy I get.

    Nora is beautiful...thanks for sharing her!