Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hello from Orlando!

Hello friends!

By the time you're reading this, I'll be on my way to sunny (I hope!) Orlando, Florida. The bags are mostly packed, our dining room table is covered with food waiting to go in the suitcase (the joys of kosher traveling! Here's hoping TSA doesn't think I'm running a cheese smuggling business....), and my various gadgets are charging around the house.

Sometimes I long for the simpler days, when I would wheel my Barbie suitcase out the door and call it a day.

Although, knowing me, I probably spent hours stressing out about which Barbies to pack, and what they would wear:)

On a scrappy note, I figured I'd share a layout while y'all are here:

Made with a Sketchy Thursdays sketch and using the glorious Warm Calico mist (I love everything gray lately!)

And on a more serious, note, I am really looking forward to some Disney magic:)
A good friend of mine who has also dealt with infertility always advises me to live life to the fullest NOW. Take the job, go on the vacation, make the plans--don't sit at home and wait "in case you might be pregnant." So that's what we're trying to do.

Right now, life feels happy and so full of good things it's bursting at the seams and popping buttons. It's hard sometimes, too--the pain of infertility is sharp and pierces me when I least expect it to. But I'm trying to weave that pain into something beautiful and true that will be here long after my last baby grows up. As the common Jewish saying goes, this too is for the good.

So here's to magic.


  1. You are going have a blast!! My bff and I went two years ago and I would go again and again and again!
    Have fun and enjoy the magic!

  2. I hope you're having so much fun! no one deserves it more!

  3. Enjoy!!! It must be that time of year because I know three other people who are there (or en route) at this very moment.

    I love the layout, but am I the only one who was hoping for a Barbie one to go with the imagery??

  4. You have a great attitude. :) Have a wonderful time!!

  5. Have a great time- enjoy every minute! :)

  6. I hope you have a wonderful trip! I know it's kind of cliche, but the best things happen when they are least expected - take care, my friend! Love your layout too - the colors are so fun :)

  7. I love the way you put this great layout together! What neat little photos of some cute stuff. Fun on the trip, we jsut went to Disney and it is magical!

  8. yayaayayayayayay! have a fabulous time!!!

  9. Great attitude! And Love your LO!

    Hugs Gwendolyn

  10. Hey, I take a suitcase full of food with me when I travel, and I don't even eat kosher! I'm just that hungry... here's to cheese smuggling. :)

  11. I hope that you have loads of fun! Enjoy the magic!

  12. Here's to magic my friend! A little pixie dust is good for the soul! ENJOY your vacation!!!!

  13. Yes, I agree with you. Live life to the fullest now, don't hesitate. And have FUN at Disney. I'm so jealous. Haven't been there in about 5 years!!!!

  14. I hope you have a great trip and that the Disney magic works. :) Love the LO, now I'm going to have to buy that color of Mister Huey. :)

  15. Awesome LO. Love it!
    Hope you are having a great time at Disney.
    But what I really came by to say is that
    I scraplifted you again...


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