2. We had a delightful two-week visit with my parents. It was so difficult to see them go, as I had gotten used to the normalcy of their presence and extra hands to help with KB! However, the one thing that extreme distance from family does is force us to work hard at staying in touch instead of becoming complacent.
3. During my parents' visit, we went to an indoor garden/conservatory that hosted an annual butterfly show. One area of the conservatory is completely sealed off so the butterflies can fly freely. I particularly enjoyed getting a closer look at the enchanting Monar.ch Butt.erfly.
4. The Cathedral in my diocese recently opened its newly built perpetual adoration chapel. The architecture and decor are simply stunning and add so much to the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Talk about a peaceful and gorgeous prayer atmosphere. Blood Test Buddy's brother designed it too. :)
5. To better aid in keeping in touch with family and taking more photos, I bought the new iPod Touch thanks to a Mothers' Day gift. It has a camera and camcorder to capture more of KB's moments. To help me keep track of the iPod and protect it from a certain toddler's hands, I bought a hot pink Otter.box cover now dubbed "the Pin.k Pan.ther." Not only can the device send photos instantly, I can also Fa.ce Ti.me or iCh.at with my parents and siblings as long as I'm on a wireless network.
6. In the always "enthralling" cycle department, we have just finished our 4th cycle of HCG. No luck yet. :( We have about one or two months left of HCG, and then another visit to the NaPro doctor will be in order.
7. Trad.er Jo.es has finally opened in my city! Yea! Yes, that makes Quick Takes news in my world. With the recent arrival of Jam.ba Ju.ice, having more of my favorite West Coast chains have brought a taste of home to my area. I'm sure many ex-Californians came to the grand opening today. I often meet them at the mall's Se.e's Can.dies display at Christmas.
Stay cool out there and eat lots of ice cream!