Monday, August 20, 2012

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Greg and I have been fortunate to have spent some great vacations together.  As wonderful as they have been, I don't know if any of them will ever compare to this summer's vacation.  Since we were going through the adoption process and knew we could get a call from our agency at any time, we opted for a local vacation.

We started by driving to Indianapolis and joining some great friends at the Rathskeller for a nice evening of live music, food and drinks.

The next day we met some of my family in downtown Indy for the Color Run.  So much fun!

We went to a cruise-in with my parents and family friends.  Another great evening outdoors.

Driving through the land of windmills.

Adventures through the trails and off the diving board at Turkey Run

Alabama Shakes Concert

I know, this sounds like a normal wander Indiana vacation.  Here's a little back story.  The week before we left on vacation, Adoption Support Center called to tell us some great news - a birth mom had selected us and wanted to meet us.  She was due September 8th, so we had a little over a month's notice.  

We met her the following Tuesday (the week of our vacation - perfect timing).  We had a great time getting to know her and her family.  We learned that the doctors expected her to go into labor at any time.  What??  Our planned vacation ended after the Alabama Shakes concert Tuesday night.  Thursday morning, August 2, Quinn Nicholas arrived over a month early.  Nothing quite like becoming parents on your summer vacation.  

I think Quinn's outfit best describes our summer vacation.