Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tomorrow we're off to Blog Union 09!!  I'm incredibly excited about meeting some of the families whose blogs I've followed.  It's going to be three days of fun swimming in the hotel pool, playing in the sand at the lake shore, eating Chicago pizza and  going to what looks to be an amazing Ethiopian dinner!!  I really can't wait.  The flight from LA to Chicago with two kiddos in tow -  not so much.  This will be Tessa's first flight since coming home almost a year ago.  Yikes!   Can you say Baby Benadryl!

Since I'm from the Chicago area we are spending an additional week and making this a big family vacation with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and one wonderful grandma!  On August 10th, Tessa will be celebrating her second - SECOND! - birthday in Chicago surround by family.  While this makes me ridiculously happy even thinking about it I also know I will be trying pretty hard not to cry the whole time. Besides inherently being a big old sentimental goofball I just can't wrap my head around how fast this last year has flown by.  On top of Tessa turning two on August 10th,  on September 1st it will be one year to the day since we held our beautiful daughter in our arms for the very first time.  One.  Year.  Truly where did the last 12 months go?!  

I promise to post lots of photos from BU09 once we're back and share some of the Tessa birthday magic!!

5 comments:

Calmil2 said...

I hope you guys have a wonderful trip (and I hope the flight is okay too :)

Danni and Tommy said...

Please give my beautiful Tessa birthday love for us! Have a fabulous trip! Can't wait to hear all about it! Xoxo!

Amber said...

How exciting birthday, family, blog friends. You guys are going to have a fantastic time. And, fyi we fly often and I swear by benadryl. Yes I am the bad mom that drugs her kids... but no one is complaining on the plane (and our cousin is a great doc and he is the one who told us to do it)... Have Fun!!!!

Ladybugs appear said...

what must celebrate!!! when you return. have a wonderful time and give those kiddos a kiss.

m&r said...

Happy, happy birthday Tessa!! Hope you guys are having a great time in Chicago. We're sorry we couldn't attend this year... but hope to meet all our blogging friends some day soon!