Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fun Fourth!

So what do you do when it's 11:00 pm on the 4th and the town next door didn't have fireworks for you to watch from the front porch??? Hmmm, you get on the computer to look and see where some other firework shows may be nearby. Well, we found out that the Mt. Washington Hotel was having an extravaganza of a celebration. This place is where we were married and try to visit every year or two. Nicholas has never been there with us and pretty soon we won't be able to just pick up and go on short notice. It was decided.... ROAD TRIP!!! We got up early (not really, I'm not an early riser) and got out the door. First order of business was to drop the Snoop Dog off at Yaya's house for a slumber party! My two guys in the back waiting to go. MP decided last minute that he had to water his flowers, AGAIN!







Ahhhh, here she is! We've actually never been in the summertime! Only winter or late fall at the earliest! It's funny to see green surrounding her! But wonderful! Someone somewhat recently purchased the entire resort and she's been under many major renovations. Thank goodness it still feels old inside and they've maintained almost the same decor but just new and fresher feeling! The feeling I get when I'm there is like being home, it's weird.



They had like a mini carnival/fair across the street at their ski resort. It was fun for Nicholas and he got to do a bunch of jumping/bouncy things, they had little obstacle courses, water dunking, face painting etc.



Most of you don't know this but I'm terrified of heights... I never used to be when I was younger and used to ski and never had a thought about getting on a chair lift. Well, I guess my 36 yrs. on earth have had an impact on that one! They were doing rides on one of the chair lifts to one of the mountain peaks and I jumped at the chance! I always try to overcome things by doing them. This is probably the first time you'll hear this; it doesn't work people! I keep getting and going on this height crap thinking it'll empower me and I'll get over it ~ NOPE! :)



I was clutched on to poor Nicholas SO hard because they had an open area like where your bum meets your back. A BIG opening. I was terrified that his bum would slide through and poof!

Needless to say, we made it safely to the top unscathed (except emotionally). The view was fantastic and you can see how small the hotel looks from this peak! I wish you could see Mount Washington behind the hotel... in this picture the hotel is just at the base of the mountain and where it get's like a dark blue color is the base of the mountain...




Me and my little peanut!!


My guys....


The main dining room ~ we didn't eat in there this time because of a certain 4.5 yr. old!
Diners are entertained by a wonderful 5 piece band/orchestra and are invited to dance~
Just like the old days ~



The view from the back of the hotel...




Contemplating life and giving thanks for the astounding beauty through the window that I'm looking out of.... the view in the picture above this was taken from the same window!



It's been a month and a day since referral! We haven't rec'd any new pics. of our babe and it's killing me. Being away for a day was the only time in this month that my stomach wasn't in knots and leaving my computer obsessed!
Well... I haven't posted this for over a day because I keep trying to figure out why youtube won't let me add a 10 second video clip of Nicholas on a bouncy slide... he screams like a girl! :)
I'll keep trying, but, in the meantime, here's the post!

24 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful. I said that on your wedding post a ways back too! I'm so glad you guys took advantage of the opportunity to get away. What a special memory that will be for you three. :)

    Love to you!!

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  2. I'm so glad that you got away to SUCH a special and beautiful place. It warms my heart.
    Thinking of you a ton,
    D

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  3. wow, what a lovely place! Glad you were able to get away and have some fun. :)

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  4. That sounds like fun. We haven't made it up there yet but one of these days we will.
    I am so sorry about no news or pictures on your little girl. I sure hope you will make it before the court will close for two months.
    Lenka

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  5. Looks like you guys had a great time. I'm hoping the group that's on their way home will have pictures of your little B!

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  6. Wow! What a beautiful place.

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  7. What a beautiful setting! Way to get some family time in. Can't wait to hear about the expanding of your family :)

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  8. It looks like you had a great time. I know the wait is so hard and I also know that NOTHING anyone says will make it an easier (except that you have successfully made it through court)! Hang in there!
    Lindsey

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  9. What a great post!! I love all the pictures, so beautiful! Your little guy sitting in the car is just so adorable. Sounds like such a great time.

    I'm SURE someone will bring you some pictures soon, I remember the extreme excitement of getting new pics while we were waiting to travel, and I really hope you guys get some, soon.

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  10. Thank you for your sweet comments on our blog. We will be blowing kisses in the air to your sweet little girl.

    Ciao!

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  11. That place looks amazing! What a great weekend!

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  12. I had to come and check out your blog because you have such a cool name, like me! (o: You also have a beautiful family! I hope your adoption journey goes quickly and you have your sweet girl home soon!

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  13. I am crazy....we just finished a remodel of the Baker Abode....

    Where are the updates of your little princess....I am dying to hear more!!!!

    Are you going to be at the blogunion????

    I hope so!!!!

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  14. I am crazy....we just finished a remodel of the Baker Abode....

    Where are the updates of your little princess....I am dying to hear more!!!!

    Are you going to be at the blogunion????

    I hope so!!!!

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  15. BTW...love the post and the pics! Love Kiki

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  16. That looks amazing!! Glad you took some time for a road trip - looks like it was fun for all! (Even Snoop Dog got to have a slumber party - that's fun too!)

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  17. I just got back from Thailand, visiting my youngest daughter, and I checked your blog... CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to see her! You have waited a long time! I love you from cyberspace.
    Love,
    Danni's Mom,
    Susan (Judah's Grandma)

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  18. The hotel is gorgeous!
    Getting away right now is a must!!
    It sure helps the days get us closer to our babes!

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  19. So beautiful. I love that hotel. It wasn't open when Mike and I got married--darned winter wedding!

    When are you traveling? This is so crazy. I'm praying you'll hear this week! How wonderful to have the girls home by the end of summer.

    Gotta go. We made an advent chain so the boys can help count down the days until Grace is home.

    I envy your weekend, it looked wonderful. I am also petrified of heights and tried to conquer my fear by climbing down the Lion's Head trail of Mt.Washington. So Not a Good Idea! It took 15 minutes to get across one 10 foot strip of trail. I like sticking to the big trails.

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  20. seriously, that place is so dirty dancing which I totally love. I can't wait for you to get through court so I can see a picture. I'm dying to see a picture. take care,
    Jen

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  21. I am so woefully behind on my blog reading that I totally missed your oh-so-exciting news!!! I just back-tracked on your blog and relived your referral story with you! What a joy!!! I am so happy for you!!!

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  22. Hey! We're also adopting a 3 year old (and 7 year old) from Ethiopia. I had to come and 'meet' the other adoptive mother with such a cool name! (o:

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  23. Hey, the 4th was a waaaaays back you know!! :) He he.

    Miss you and praying you get that email so soon!!

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