We spent a week on the vineyard. Martha's Vineyard has always been one of my favorite places in the world. But then everyone discovered it....and crowds are not my thing! This year we went a month earlier than usual because of college and high school schedules and you know what...It was quiet, again. No crowds. So the kids walked to the beach, swam, surfed, went fishing, slept late, ate ice cream, watched bi-planes and gliders take off and land, played games, rode the carousel, got tattoos, went to Vineyard Sound, got chocolate from Chilmark Chocolates, met up with summer friends, and planned for next summer when our new little guy would be home. What a gift it was to withdrawal from the chaos and enjoy the fact that we have seen his face and that CHI was working so hard so that we could then get to the next step of the process. Feel so blessed.