Sunday, November 02, 2008

Last Weekend...

Was really, really fun!! We were in Appleton, WI for the competition for the Land O' Lakes district of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

We were so fortunate to meet three other families in Green Bay who are also adopting from Haiti. From left to right: Brent and Jill, Jaime and Patrick (whose daughter is at Patricia and Philippe's orphanage), and our hosts for the evening, Sarah and Cliff. We are all adopting through the same agency and are in a YAHOO adoption group together. We had a great time visiting about our children and commiserating about the miseries of adopting from Haiti. Hopefully the next time we all have our picture taken together we will have our Haiti kids on our laps.

Sarah and Cliff's son, Atticus, lost his tooth while we were over there! :)

Here is a (apparently forbidden) photo of Lee's group, the Great Northern Union. There were 17 groups that competed and Lee's took FIRST PLACE and will now compete at Internationals in Anaheim next summer! They were also the only group to receive a standing ovation!
The weekend was extra great because of where we got to stay. We stayed in Appleton, with my co-worker and his family. From left to right: Chuck (Chaz, Chucky, Count Chuckula, Chaz-ma-tazz), Joe and Grapenut (I will let you guess which one is which) and Meri. Meri and I met for the first time and we had a wonderful time visiting together! (The guys got along, too!) They were gracious hosts and we hope to return the favor some time when they make their way to Minnesota!! OH! And Chuck makes the BEST chili!! Yummmmmmmmm.

Grapenut, posing for a portrait

What a fun weekend and thanks to everybody who helped make it so!


Denise said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time!!!!

Jennifer said...

I'm looking forward to Cal with you and Olivia.. xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Whoa - congrats on the win Lee! Very nice.

Vivian M said...

Congrats Lee!!!!

Tracy said...

How cool that you met some other Haiti adopters! and yes, congrats to Lee!

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