Sunday, October 18, 2009
Just unbelievable! Here we are, doing a great thing and this is what happens to us. Just insane. But, we had to move on! So, after the cops all left, we headed to our original destination of Pit 5 to help them out. On Day 1, Pit 5 was the last stop of the day. From there, the walkers were being bussed to the Camp Site which was set up at Avenel Park. This is right across from where the Kemper Open, now the Booz Allen Classic, used to be played. We hung out at Pit Stop 5 cheering in the walkers after their long first day.
After helping out here, we left and headed back to camp. We got there and set up our tents for the weekend and headed to the dinner tent for a spaghetti dinner and entertainment. We were able to welcome in the last walker of the day by watching the traditional flag raise at the end of the day.After getting our much needed nourishment, we showered and got into our night clothes so we could watch some 3-Day Rock Star (karaoke) and head up to our tents for "lights out" at 9 PM. Sleeping Friday night was pretty hard due to the crazy wind and the rain that decided to come in. We managed to get some sleep so that we could wake up at 5:15 for breakfast and in the car for Day 2. Today we were at the Bethesda United Church of Christ where there was also to be a Farmers Market. Busy day at the church! Again, we set up in the dark and as the day went on, it got cooler and cooler and then came the rain. Ugh! We managed to keep our spirits high and focus on the tasks at hand.
Day 2 was definitely a cold and rainy one! After packing up we headed to another stop to help them out, only to find out they didn't need us! So, we headed back to camp to shower and put on some warm and dry clothes. The rain had subsided by this point, so we headed to the finish line (today the walkers walked right into camp to end the day) to cheer on the walkers. Here's a look at some of the folks we saw today!
The best Team name of the weekend!! (Cuck Fancer)
It was time to head back to our tents for sleepy time, so we all walked up and got in our sleeping bags and bundled up as much as we could for a COLD night of sleep. We struggled to stay warm (well, at least I did) and before too long, it was time to get up for Day 3!
We woke up at 5, packed up our gear and tents, put them on the truck (they will take all this to closing ceremonies for us to pick up) and headed to breakfast and then on the road at 6 for our final day, Day 3. Our pit stop today was at the Carnegie Institute. This was a beautiful day. It definitely started off pretty cold, but shaped up to be perfect. Here are some pictures of our 3rd and final day of the weekend:
Sarah, Greg and Sarah's Parents right before Closing Ceremonies
Can't see Pam, but she's holding the "My Father" flag during Closing Ceremonies
Friday, October 02, 2009
I quickly learned how exhausted pregnant women can get. By the time we got home from work, the only thing I wanted to do was take a nap! I started going to bed earlier and earlier and it became harder and harder for me to wake up in the morning! Comes with the territory!!
September 9th FINALLY arrived, and it was time for our first appointment. I couldn't believe how nervous I was. I was just so scared they would do the ultrasound and I wouldn't see anything on the screen. See? I was in denial! But, alas, Baby D was RIGHT there!!! Such a great picture!!We still had to wait until the weekend before telling our families. As luck would have it, there was a family gathering on Saturday to celebrate our nephew Connor's 10th birthday. That was the perfect opportunity to tell Lee's side of the family our wonderful news. So, we bought a photo album for Lee's dad for his birthday, put the sonogram picture in it, and gave it to him for his birthday. We made sure he opened it in front of Lee's mom. As soon as he pulled it out of the bag, he knew instantly!! Everybody was thrilled!!!
Sunday, Maureen and Andy had everyone over for brunch to celebrate the September birthdays: Mom, Maureen, Adam, Lee, and Andrew. This was, again, the perfect opportunity. Since it was mom's birthday celebration, we did a similar thing for her and gave her a photo album that we started for her with the sonogram picture. Here is the result of the gift giving!!
It was so much fun to finally be able to talk about our news!!! We began telling our friends and co-workers the following week. Everybody is super excited and so happy for us!!
Today, we had our 12 week appointment and we heard the hearbeat!! So far, everything is looking great!! And, on top of that, besides feeling overly exhausted all the time, I'm feeling fantastic!!!!