Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Life on hold? Not anymore! Care to join me?

Some of you have posted about the wait feeling like life on hold. I totally agree. It seems like life revolves around when we get Lauren. The ironic part is that we have NO idea when that will actually be. To me the hardest part about the waiting is not knowing when it ends. I think some people feel that if they were in our shoes they would just forget about it until the referral comes. Nope, no way. That's just not how it works. Imagine being pregnant, but you just don't know when you'll give birth... might be 9 months, or 12, or maybe 18...you won't know until labor starts.

Well, I've decided to take Christie's advice and LIVE life instead of circling in this holding pattern.

First thing on the agenda is a GIRLS TRIP to Disneyland, the official happiest place on earth (we can all use some happy right about now)!! This includes any waiting mommas, mommas back with their kiddos, and friends. The trip would be this coming Spring...maybe April. So far, Lisa, Heather, and Laura are in. How about you?

If you're interested, leave a comment or e-mail me. I'll add everyone interested to an e-mail list and we can "chat" later about the details.

I think this may be just what the doctor ordered! I've been on two trips already to meet bloggy friends in both Philly and Utah. I'm shy, so I really had to give myself a HUGE push to go, but I'm SO glad I did...both trips were great!


Susan said...

Oh, how I wish I could and what fun it would be. You peeps on the other side of the country seem to be such a hoot (I know my east coast buddies are). So, I'll live vicariously through all your blogs.

Doris & Dan Clark said...

I wish I could go! Sounds like a great time will be had.

Keep smilin!

Joannah said...

D-land is a twenty minute drive from here! I'll meet you there!

Stephe said...

Not sure I can make it but I came across a tip that might be interesting...

"For Disneyland in California, Costco is selling a 2 day pass. Also,
if you are a local resident during certain times of the year they
offer a discount."

Elise said...

That sounds like fun...but since we just got back with the fam it wouldn't work for me though;)

You guys have a great time...can't wait to see all the pics!

Karen said...

Sounds like fun! I am in! Every week we keep saying that to each other, " LIVE life instead of circling in this holding pattern."
It is so hard to do. My B-day is in April also, so this would be a great distraction. DL in Florida or California?
Great idea!

Kramer said...

I love the idea! I would love to hear all the details.

Kim M. said...

I wish I could come to Disneyland.

You have a great attitude! I know this wait has been so hard on you. Keep up with the positive thoughts. One day you won't even remember when Lauren wasn't in your life! Hugs hugs hugs

Shelley said...

The Happiest Place on Earth is only a stone's throw from my house. I'd love to join you.

Also, you are so right to just live life instead of focusing on the wait and how miserable it is. That is exactly how I got through my wait with my sanity in tact. And one day ...out of the blue ...I got a call I wasn't expecting. It was the sweetest surprise! :)

Good for you!

redmaryjanes said...

This is the most beautiful blog I have seen to date.
How lovely.

Good advice on avoiding getting stuck in a holding pattern.

We are waiting for a LID, so we have so far to go.

Good Luck to you though!

Colleen said...

Ahhh... I am the Biggest Disney fan! Only been to Disney World tho...oh god - like 25 times. Wish I could come...sounds like a great time.

Nancy & Brian said...

Don't know if I can go, but I am definately interested. Give me details and we'll see where the next 2 monts take us!

P.S. Love the new blog colors, so peaceful and calming.

Nathan & Emily's Mommy said...

Sounds like a great place for a get together!! We were talking about heading out that way around spring break. I'll probably have hubby around...came I still come too? Please send me some info marehare7@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Oh, sounds like fun, but since I am THIS CLOSE to booking a trip to Jamaica this April, I will have to pass!

Jacquie said...

What an awesome idea! I would love to come, but the timing's a bit off for me. You guys are gonna have a blast!

Dawn and Dale said...

Ohhhhh you are soooo tempting me!! If we weren't aleady penny pinching for China then I'd sooo be there!!!

The boys would totally not let me come alone though!! That's what would make the trip so much more expensive!!

Have fun!!

Michelle said...

I didn't receive an e-vite. I got the e-mail saying I was going to receive one, but I didn't get it. Could you send me a link for the group? Thanks!

erin said...

I live 20 minutes from Disneyland also. Let me know details and I could meet you all there alos. Sounds like fun!!!!

Donna & Joe said...

Hi Erin,

Since I have no way of getting a hold of you, why don't you e-mail me at suzieq1@cox.net with your e-mail address and I'll send you an invitation to the Yahoo group I have set up for the trip planning.

Donna :)

Janice said...

I'm Janice and my DH and I are in Ventura. I got your link got this get together from the April DTC list. My LID is 4-25. This sounds like a lovely idea. Depends on when in APril but count me in if the timing works out!

Janice said...

Sorry forgot to leave my e-mail - jv @ ravenstower dot com.