Monday, August 27

Toledo Zoo Trip


What an awesome day! We went to the Toledo Zoo with our friends Lynn and Chris. Lynn and Chris have been many times but this was our first. We LOVED it! The animals were amazing! I have never been that close to so many animals before... they were RIGHT behind the glass. I can't even pick a favorite... the chimp was posing for us, the sloth bear was eye to eye with me, the polar bears were so active and came right up to the glass... it was incredible. The zoo was so clean and beautiful. Adrian loved the reptile house and also that he had a buddy to hang out with for the day. Luca went crazy for the seals... so much so that we had to see them one more time before we left. It was a great way to end my summer vacation.

Back story on how Lynn and I met...
Five years ago Chris was in my class. I remember him as being a cute, friendly, bright kid with a very nice family. I remember his mother (Lynn) sharing with me that she was longing to have another baby and that things were not going well. I could tell that she was in a lot of emotional pain and really felt badly for her because she is such a nice person and a great mom. Fast forward four years... I ran into Lynn in the hallway at school. She shared that they were adopting from China. I was so happy for her! Shortly after that we began seriously talking about adopting. I really wanted to talk to someone who was adopting from China so I called her up one afternoon. The rest is history.

Lynn, I am so lucky to share this experience with you. Thank you for today and for being such a wonderful friend. I am so looking forward to going back with our daughters.

Visit Lynn's blog... the link is on the right called... Waiting For Hope

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Okay, you made me cry, not good when you have a migraine!

Thank you so much for writing such nice things about us! We had a great time yesterday, we really enjoyed spending the day with you and the boys. I am so thankful that adoption helped bridge a connection for our families to be friends. What an unexpected blessing!

"I need to see the seals!"

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. I would love to meet Lynn, she sounds wonderful.
Nonna

Lynn said...

Nonna, if you are Amiee's mom... we met at the school carnival. We sat at the table with you for a while!

Lynn said...

Oh, yeah, I'm okay...

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Lynn - I do remember meeting you and I was right - you are very nice!
Nonna

Lynn said...

HA!!! I just found this... thank's Amiee's Mom!!! I liked you too!

Lori said...

Sounds like a fun day, that's a nice zoo, been there.
Where do you and Lynn live?
(you can email me from my blog)