Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Our State Fair Is A Great State Fair!

It was a beautiful day which in turn made it SUPER packed. We still made a day of it. Pronto pups, cheese curds, malts and more. YUM!

Our First Road Trip

For my parent's milestone birthdays this year they wanted to take a family trip to the North Shore. So we packed up and drove north. We had a great time though I certainly didn't feel rested. Vacations with an infant are much different than those we've taken in the past :)

Dru did great! She spent LOTS of time being held, in her stroller or in her car seat. She slept through night even in the strange place. We hope she will always be a good traveler.

Here are some pics from our vacation.


Keeping Dru from the bright sun :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


For those of you who have been anxiously waiting for a picture of the man who helped us in creating our beautiful daughter, here they are.

I met Jamie at a friend's wedding in October of 2000. The weekend following the wedding in North Carolina, we (Julie, my sister, my mom and myself) met him in NYC where he was living at the time. He went with us to the Statue of Liberty and took us around Greenwich Village where he lived. He showed us his tiny apartment on the 6th floor of a building without an elevator. Yikes.

When we were deciding how we would start our family, I thought of Jamie right away. If he would have been unwilling we would have chosen an anonymous donor.

In August of 2002 we asked Jamie if he would be donate for us. He put plenty of thought into his decision and said yes in January of 2003. He was amazing through the multiple obstacles we had to deal with and we are very thankful for his generosity!

Here are pics of him as an infant (one in his mom's arms) and one of him when he visited us in January to meet Dru.