Category Archives: Trips

Family Reunion

Family Reunion Time!

It’s family reunion weekend. We are in NC right now for my stepmother’s family reunion. It started tonight with a meet and greet session and festivities continue tomorrow with breakfast, a picnic in the afternoon and a dinner/dance in the evening.

My father, Kelli & Kaleya

Pictures from Florida Trip

I’d hope to add even more pictures from our Florida vacation to my Picasa site by now, but I have some pictures that I’m not able to get off the camera yet, so they’ll have to wait. The picture below was taken by my brother and I absolutely love it! I was picking Kaleya up to jump waves and I just kept picking her up higher and higher.

The rest of the pictures are here.

Over the past few days, I’ve been spending some time on my digital scrapbooking and have made several page layouts for the second year book I’m working on for Kaleya.

Kaleya & Keon


Family vacations are exhausting! I don’t have time to make this a long post, but here is a quick pic from our family trip. We spent the past four days in Florida visiting my mother. My brother and his family were also there and we had a grand time! More pictures will be coming of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Though Kaleya was very wary of the baby (and any attention I’d give him), she had moments where she was all over him! Here she is with her six month old cousin, Keon.

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Business Trip

I’m in Philadelphia this weekend on a business trip. It is that time of year again – time for the annual conference of the Medical Library Association! This is an annual conference that I tend to attend fairly often. Kalonji’s holding the fort down and taking care of Kaleya.

Yesterday upon arrival, we had lunch at Reading Terminal Market and while I don’t usually eat Philly cheese steaks – when in Rome, do as! So, I had one and it was quite tasty.

Today, some of my co-workers and I taught a continuing education class on filtering the medical literature, and this evening I spent time visiting the exhibits area. The next couple of days are more conference activities and I head back home Monday.

I Think I’m Gonna Cry

My computer is giving me the black screen of death! Kalonji called me while I was in Philly to tell me he couldn’t get it to work and sure enough when I tried after I got home last night, no luck. I am afraid I may have to completely reinstall Windows XP andย  hence, all the stuff I had stored on my harddrive is gone. I can reinstall all my programs that I normally use, but it’s such a pain to have to do it. What a pain — but I can’t even deal with it until next week…

I’m back home, had a great time in Philly. Had good food and had my first philly cheesesteak. Came home to a sick husband and daughter (they have colds) but all else is fine. Work was crazy today as of course I had to catch up!

Haven’t stitched very much in the past several days, but I’ll try to get a new pic up of Angel of Grace tomorrow. Today, Kaleya is 5 months old! and, tomorrow marks one year since we found out we were going to have her ๐Ÿ™‚

Away from Home

Thanks everyone for all your well wishes for me and Kaleya. We are both better and feeling just fine. Kaleya returned to daycare on tuesday and I went back to work, so have been just catching up and staying busy since then. Right now, I am in Philadelphia on my first business trip since having Kaleya.

Kalonji came home Friday night as he is staying with her and will be home the rest of the week. My mother-in-law came on Saturday and will be with them too, she goes back home on Wed. I’ll get back home Tuesday night, but man, I miss my little girl! Saturday night was the first night that I did not sleep with kaleya as she slept with my mother-in-law and yesterday I talked to Kaleya on the phone for the first time. Then, when I talked to Kalonji, she was in the background just blabbing away — for a good 15 mintues or so!

But, Philly is good. There was a parade in front of our hotel yesterday for St. Patrick’s Day and that was fun to watch. The conference I’m attending is interesting as well. So, I probably won’t post again until Wednesday sometime.