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post #801 of 845
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Hey! How is everyone? Any babies born yet?
I am doing alright. M. and I are leaving Monday for a week in Seattle. I am sort of excited but, I hear the weather has been less than agreeable. I'm hoping to meet one of our MOC who currently lives in Seattle
We want to drive up to Vancouver if time permits. Really, it will be fun just getting away for a minute. Later in July, we're going to the Vineyard. As most of you know, that's my paradise
I've been struggling with a bit of depression, so any distraction from real life is welcomed.
I'd love to hear how you all are doing and what your summer plans are.

Off to a meeting in a few so just a drive by, but let me know when you are at the Vineyard, if there is anyway to connect with you I'd love to do so.

So sorry to hear you are struggling with depression, its never a good feeling.

Shay
post #802 of 845
Lisa and Shay,

I am up for a meet-up on the vineyard too! Please let me know if/when you plan to get together!

Take Care,
Erika(I don't wear a fro, I'm just a sister who likes this smilie!):
post #803 of 845
It's completely feasible that we could meet up. On our way back, we have to take my stepson to LaGuardia Airport. We will need to kill time since his flight doesn't leave until late Sunday afternoon. Soooooo, stopping to meet you all somewhere in New England might be possible. I'll know more as we get closer to the date (July 25th is when we head that way)
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ooh vineyard, fun! are you driving up, or flying? i must admit i am a little daunted by the idea of taking such a long drive with a toddler ... right now we are planning to take a few days in cape may NJ - akwaaba has a great B&B there where we spent a couple days there last year - the baby was RIGHT at home in the ocean and i can't wait to bring him back!

in baby news, i just made my ultrasound appt yesterday -- a week and a half until we find out if we're on team boy or team girl!

there are also two weddings in DH's family this summer in NY so we'll be heading up there in late july and sometime in august. i am anxious about dressing up the bump. ack!
post #805 of 845
Oyinmama,

I don't know how I missed your big news! Congratulations!
I hope that your pregnancy is peace-filled and joyful! And I also hope that your new little one brings to your family bright blessings and great joy!

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((¸¸.·´ ..·´ Peace, Love & Light!-:¦:-
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Take Care,
Erika(I don't wear a fro, I'm just a sister who likes this smilie!):
post #806 of 845
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Originally Posted by oyinmama View Post
ooh vineyard, fun! are you driving up, or flying? i must admit i am a little daunted by the idea of taking such a long drive with a toddler ... right now we are planning to take a few days in cape may NJ - akwaaba has a great B&B there where we spent a couple days there last year - the baby was RIGHT at home in the ocean and i can't wait to bring him back!

in baby news, i just made my ultrasound appt yesterday -- a week and a half until we find out if we're on team boy or team girl!

there are also two weddings in DH's family this summer in NY so we'll be heading up there in late july and sometime in august. i am anxious about dressing up the bump. ack!

Congrats! Have you announced it to the sistern of Napdrum? I thought I had read here on MDC you were expecting but hadn't seen metion of it anyplace else.
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:-)

Thanks so much for your beautiful blessing EricaDP!! we're super excited!!

@Shay not yet - and im still in the closet on FB too. I wanted to wait until 2nd tri of course; and then iwas gonna dress up the bump and take a pic or something goofy like that. Then I looked up and was 16 weeks, & i figured I might as well wait until after the ultrasound and know boy/girl, and then etc etc etc.

I dunno. I feel much more exposed online with this pregnancy than with the last... Btw FB and the public oyin twitter acct and our podcast is now video instead of audio, etc. It's like I want to keep it close until I'm really ready to go public with a capital P, lol. If napdrum was still active i'd have announced there weeks ago but we're all on fb now and theres no quick private way to get a msg out to all ofus. Hmm. Maybe we shd start an FB group!!
post #808 of 845
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Originally Posted by oyinmama View Post
Thanks so much for your beautiful blessing EricaDP!! we're super excited!!

@Shay not yet - and im still in the closet on FB too. I wanted to wait until 2nd tri of course; and then iwas gonna dress up the bump and take a pic or something goofy like that. Then I looked up and was 16 weeks, & i figured I might as well wait until after the ultrasound and know boy/girl, and then etc etc etc.

I dunno. I feel much more exposed online with this pregnancy than with the last... Btw FB and the public oyin twitter acct and our podcast is now video instead of audio, etc. It's like I want to keep it close until I'm really ready to go public with a capital P, lol. If napdrum was still active i'd have announced there weeks ago but we're all on fb now and theres no quick private way to get a msg out to all ofus. Hmm. Maybe we shd start an FB group!!

Cool . I just thought I was losing my mind because I was like I could have swore she had mentioned at MDC but then when I didn't see anything anywhere else I was like...

I can understand wanting to keep it private, technology is a great thing but it can also make us share when we are not in the mood. How old is the honey baby now?
post #809 of 845
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Originally Posted by oyinmama View Post
ooh vineyard, fun! are you driving up, or flying? i must admit i am a little daunted by the idea of taking such a long drive with a toddler ... right now we are planning to take a few days in cape may NJ - akwaaba has a great B&B there where we spent a couple days there last year - the baby was RIGHT at home in the ocean and i can't wait to bring him back!

in baby news, i just made my ultrasound appt yesterday -- a week and a half until we find out if we're on team boy or team girl!

there are also two weddings in DH's family this summer in NY so we'll be heading up there in late july and sometime in august. i am anxious about dressing up the bump. ack!
We are driving up. It is a long ride; heck, I'm concerned about how my 14 year old stepson will endure!! I've heard a lot of wonderful things about Akwaaba by the sea. Actually, I hoping to book a room at the Brooklyn location sometime in the fall.
On to more important news-----CONGRATULATIONS!! That's the sweetest news I've heard all week.
post #810 of 845
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Originally Posted by oyinmama View Post
Thanks so much for your beautiful blessing EricaDP!! we're super excited!!

@Shay not yet - and im still in the closet on FB too. I wanted to wait until 2nd tri of course; and then iwas gonna dress up the bump and take a pic or something goofy like that. Then I looked up and was 16 weeks, & i figured I might as well wait until after the ultrasound and know boy/girl, and then etc etc etc.

I dunno. I feel much more exposed online with this pregnancy than with the last... Btw FB and the public oyin twitter acct and our podcast is now video instead of audio, etc. It's like I want to keep it close until I'm really ready to go public with a capital P, lol. If napdrum was still active i'd have announced there weeks ago but we're all on fb now and theres no quick private way to get a msg out to all ofus. Hmm. Maybe we shd start an FB group!!
Um...I just saw that clip so is it team blue?
post #811 of 845
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Originally Posted by purplegirl View Post
We are driving up. It is a long ride; heck, I'm concerned about how my 14 year old stepson will endure!! I've heard a lot of wonderful things about Akwaaba by the sea. Actually, I hoping to book a room at the Brooklyn location sometime in the fall.
On to more important news-----CONGRATULATIONS!! That's the sweetest news I've heard all week.
aw thanks sis!

re: the drive, lol i know that's right! yknow, after i wrote abt the NY weddings i was like, 'hmm, the vineyard is only abt half as long a drive from NY... maybe we can make it happen if we do the weddings and then head on up from there...' spent a frantic hour googling. (did you know there's actually an amtrak that goes overnight from the dc/va/md area and connects in the morning with a vineyard ferry that leaves from rhode island instead of woods hole? innnnteresting!) ... long story short i cobbled together a master plan and went to pitch it to the hubster. by the time i got through explaining it i was exhausted. LOL!

maybe when our biz situation is such that we would be able to take off for longer stretches at a time, it would make more sense. as it is i still have to make an appearance at least once or twice a week so it doesn't make sense to go anywhere that's that involved to get to, just to spend a few days. but i have my eyes on the prize! ocean is ocean, and cape may is nice if a little bit boring. it'll do for now, and we can be there in 3 hrs. but nothing beats oak bluffs imho. i'm probably looking thru a nostalgic, memories-of-childhood lens but cmon. flying horses? mad martha's? streets and beaches full of POC? by the time the kid(s) (heehee) are old enough to notice, that's definitely the kind of experience i'd prefer they have. in the meantime i'll enjoy it through my cousins' FB photos
post #812 of 845
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Um...I just saw that clip so is it team blue?
we don't know yet!! hee hee. what clip? P's dancing robots? lol. that's just P being P.

HoneyBaby turned 2 in april. when this new baby comes he'll be just over 2.5. hopefully he'll be heading out of diapers by then but he's showing ZERO signs of readiness or interest in that direction at the moment, grumble.
post #813 of 845
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Originally Posted by oyinmama View Post
we don't know yet!! hee hee. what clip? P's dancing robots? lol. that's just P being P.

HoneyBaby turned 2 in april. when this new baby comes he'll be just over 2.5. hopefully he'll be heading out of diapers by then but he's showing ZERO signs of readiness or interest in that direction at the moment, grumble.
Yeah it was the dancing robots. LOL Um....2.5 out of diapers might be wishful thinking though I had my son potty trained at that age, so you might luck out of. Otherwise you will be over your head in diapers.
post #814 of 845
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Originally Posted by oyinmama View Post
aw thanks sis!

re: the drive, lol i know that's right! yknow, after i wrote abt the NY weddings i was like, 'hmm, the vineyard is only abt half as long a drive from NY... maybe we can make it happen if we do the weddings and then head on up from there...' spent a frantic hour googling. i cobbled together a master plan and went to pitch it to the hubster. b(did you know there's actually an amtrak that goes overnight from the dc/va/md area and connects in the morning with a vineyard ferry that leaves from rhode island instead of woods hole? innnnteresting!) ... long story short y the time i got through explaining it i was exhausted. LOL!

maybe when our biz situation is such that we would be able to take off for longer stretches at a time, it would make more sense. as it is i still have to make an appearance at least once or twice a week so it doesn't make sense to go anywhere that's that involved to get to, just to spend a few days. but i have my eyes on the prize! ocean is ocean, and cape may is nice if a little bit boring. it'll do for now, and we can be there in 3 hrs. but nothing beats oak bluffs imho. i'm probably looking thru a nostalgic, memories-of-childhood lens but cmon. flying horses? mad martha's? streets and beaches full of POC? by the time the kid(s) (heehee) are old enough to notice, that's definitely the kind of experience i'd prefer they have. in the meantime i'll enjoy it through my cousins' FB photos

No way! I didn't know that.You were on a mission to make it happen but I completely understand about the business thing. M and I are both self employed so, I totally related.
You're right --Oak Bluffs is so happening in a laid back kinda way. I was day dreaming about it and fondly remembering there are quite a few crunchy black folk who vacation there. Natural sistas, mamas with slings are not uncommon sights. Did you know that there is an ever expanding group of folk who gather in the Ink Well at sunrise, to do yoga?? It is the coolest thing!!
There's also an art gallery that offers classes, has a labyrinth and a very beautiful pasture. The executive director is a black woman.
I'm sure in time, you'll work it out so your family can create more of the memories you have from your time there
post #815 of 845
Just peeping my head in. Has there been another thread started, or has everyone kind of gone on summer vacation?
post #816 of 845
I'm just trying to reduce my internet time. As I'm sadly addicted to Facebook, that takes the majority of it.
post #817 of 845
I'm here! And yeah Rynna is right, FB is a major internet time suck for me too!
*..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
((¸¸.·´ ..·´ Peace, Love & Light!-:¦:-
-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

Take Care,
Erika(I don't wear a fro, I'm just a sister who likes this smilie!):
post #818 of 845
I'm here. Glad to see the bump of our thread. Hope you're all well
post #819 of 845
Hi there Marisgirl!!!!!

I am busy with work and a 4 year old who is out of school until August.

DS has a 4th interview with the same company in the morning. Please say a small prayer for us or keep him in your thoughts.
post #820 of 845

Greetings Sisters

Peace,

I am new to the forum. Are there any sisters in DC Metro Area on here?

Aza
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