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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Almost out of here & Photo Contest
Tomorrow evening I head off to sunny California. A friend of mine is getting married in Los Angeles on Friday. I also have a friend who lives in San Jose, so we are cramming them both into a long weekend. My Mom will be staying at my house with the girls. This will be the first real trip J and I have taken without the girls. They've had sleep-overs at my Parents' house, but this is a real vacation. I'm going to miss them terribly, but I am very excited.

We fly into San Jose, then on Friday will take off in the rental car for Los Angeles. The wedding is Friday evening and Saturday morning, it's back to San Jose until Monday. We're cramming a lot into a few short days, but I couldn't go across the country without seeing both of them.

I met my friend Becky, who is the Bride, at the company I used to work for. She worked in the company's distribution center in LA and we became friend through work. I made it out to LA once on a business trip and she came out for our wedding and for another visit about 6 years ago. My friend Ronnie, is another on-line friend. We met while battling Infertility and have stayed close ever since. We've met once in person when her son was 6 months old and Kayla was a month old. I'm very excited to see her and her family again, I only wish the kids could be together.

I've been working the past few days getting schedules, and directions and lists together for my Mom. I'm just about done and now have to put all my clothes in the suit case. I can't believe this trip is here. I'll have my laptop with me, but I'm not sure I'll be able to or even have time to get on-line. And of course Kayla picks now to get sick. Sounds like a bad cold brewing. Right now she has a 100.8 fever. Will make me leaving harder on both of us.

It's going to be in the upper 70's this weekend out there, so I have to dig out my shorts. It will be a nice little break from the wet chill we have going on here right now.

5 Minutes for Mom is having another photo contest. This one is all about food. The photo has to involve food and the prize is a $500 grocery gift card. I know I could sure use that. The first photo that came to mind was taken a year and a half ago. It was the first time we took the girls strawberry picking. Alysa was covered in strawberries when we got home and she loved every minute of it.

posted at 5:20 PM  

At 6:29 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Have fun and have a safe trip!
Of course the picture is c.u.t.e.

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Have a fun weekend getaway without the girls! I hope Kayla feels better soon!

Loved the pic you chose for the contest!

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Nowheymama said...

Have a great time!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger The White Family said...

Simply Adorable!! Good luck with the contest. :o)

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Pamela Kramer said...

Great shot - Thanks for your entry!

At 4:29 PM, Blogger Blessed said...

I hope you are having an awesome trip! :) and I hope that Kayla is better soon... we just got over a cold followed by a double ear infection - ick!

At 4:40 AM, Blogger The Random Muse said...

So you're in my neck of the woods. I hope you're have a great time. It's too bad you won't be out here longer, I would have loved to meet you.


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