Monday, February 25, 2013

adoption training

Our agency requires that all their clients attend and international adoption training seminar as part of the pre-adoption training.  So, this past weekend, Scott and I went.  There's only been two times that we have gone out of town together, just the two of us.  The first was our honeymoon 17 years ago, and then two years ago for our 15th wedding anniversary.  So, this was pretty exciting!  Thankfully, grandparents came and kept the littles so we could relax and know they are taken care of for the whole night we would be away.  I'm sorry to say that this training seminar, which lasted from 8:30a.m. til 4:45p.m. was by far one of the most boring things I have ever sat through.  I (yes me) actually fell asleep in the middle of it, with my chin resting on my hand which was propped on the table in front of me.  I never sleep during the day, much less while sitting up.  Texting with friends like a bad kid in high school got me through most of it, along with writing notes to my boyfriend in the seat next to me.  I am truly glad we went though because I got to see my best friend from college who I have not seen in several years.  We met and ate dinner together and though it wasn't as much time as I would have liked, we had a wonderful visit.  Then there was the amazing breakfast at our hotel....shout out for the Hyatt Place!  They made english muffins with egg, canadian bacon, and cheese on it fresh on the skillet --not frozen and here you throw it in the microwave.  There was also fresh cut fruit including peeled grapefruit, two kinds of yogurt with all the necessary toppings to make your own yogurt parfait; cereals, donuts, muffins, bagels, toast with several different jellies to pick from, orange juice, tomato juice, iced water, milk, coffee, hot tea, pancakes, and oatmeal.
So......the fabulous breakfast and the great evening at dinner with friends made it well worth the drive.