Friday, June 05, 2009

Thank you...

Being matched with such an amazing birthmother is almost like a dream. She is - to put it simply - great! Knowing that within a few months we could be parents is an amazing feeling; a feeling that can only be trumped by the arrival of our little girl. We're so thankful for her finding us!!

We're also thankful for all our friends and family who have supported, and continue to support, us throughout this amazing journey. Since we posted about being matched we've received countless phone calls, emails, Facebook posts, etc from people (some of whom we've only just met) who are happy for us and how close we are to becoming parents. All we can say is...



Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Atlanta Center For Puppetry Arts

One of the great benefits to living in the metro Atlanta area is that there are some really interesting museums. Just when you think you've seen them all you realize that there's another one out there that you haven't had the opportunity to visit yet. Last week I went to the Center for Puppetry Arts ( to see a Jim Henson exhibit I had read about in one of the local Atlanta magazines.

The museum and the exhibit were amazing! Walking through the exhibit, it brought back all sorts of memories of the first time I had seen Jim Henson's films. My favorites were Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Fragle Rock, and of course the Muppets. The detail that goes into the puppets - some of which you don't even notice in the films - is really quite something to see. There was also a behind the scenes film that they were showing as well. It was really neat to see how they made some of the puppets, and how their ideas came to life.
It is not a huge museum, but they managed to fit in allot of the puppets from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. That was really neat to see them in person, after having watched the films so many times.

The museum has been around for almost 30 years, and I hope that it will be around for many more years to come so that we can share some of these great puppets with our child!