Finally... some PICTURES! Michelle was down the weekend after Thanksgiving to visit the parks and I haven't had a minute to post the pictures from our visit! We met up at a Denny's in Orlando but we basically had half the restaurant to ourselves. It was a great spot to meet up! Michelle is a wonderful friend that I've known "online" since Brianna was a little under a year old. She owns and runs a private Ds support group online and that's where I call "home" on the web.
Her beautiful daughter, Ciarra, was such a sweetheart and it was great to meet them both and spend time with them as well as introduce them to our family! Michelle has become a big adoption advocate and walked through our entire adoption- all the ups and downs of it- with us. She is a wonderful friend that not only said "this is a good thing you're doing", but supported us through e-mails, phone calls, and we came home to a beautiful gift for our new children- a "money tree" of gift cards to help pay for diapers and supplies for our children. Michelle and the "ROA Family" have meant so much to me over the last two years and I enjoyed getting to meet her IN PERSON! Here are some pictures of our visit together:
Michelle's mom loving on Micah :)
Michelle's oldest two, Kristen and Jesse, and her step dad also came along :)
Here it is... Chelle doing what she does best... Taking PICTURES! (now if only she could find that memory stick... LOL!)
Thank you SO MUCH, Michelle, for taking the time out of your vacation to come and visit with us! I can't imaging having you so close and not getting to meet. Ciarra is just beautiful (as are all of your children of course...) and I'm so glad we got to meet up!