Sunday, July 10, 2011

We're Here!

Okay, so I got up extra early this morning to sit at my computer and have some peace and quiet time ... low and behold, the kids were up right behind me, so this is going to be short and sweet. As you can tell from the date of my last post (forever ago), that our summer has been absolutely nonstop, and the only sign in my future is yield - no stopping here until school starts again. Craziness, but loving it.

Anyway, WE'RE HERE!!! My clan of two and I have arrived at the third summer session, 2011, at the JOHN TRACY CLINIC in California. I am completely anxious, nervous, in awe, excited, teary eyed, flabbergasted, smiling ear to ear, completely exhausted, all in one.

We flew out yesterday morning at the crack of dawn, got to LA, road around the interstates surrounding the city a couple times (since I missed my exit the first time and was too scared to get off at any other exit in fear of finding a place I had no business being in), and FINALLY found the apartments. Nutso.

The apartments are old, but clean. Of course I had to do my own scrub down too. Found a grocery store and stocked up on all the necessities to live the next three weeks. I hate to go crazy, but we're venturing out again today for a few other things, mainly, a coffee pot, a trash can, and some hangers. This girl needs her coffee.

While running around, we ran into families coming in. The teary eyed part from above comes from meeting all these families who came from around the world to be a part of this amazing program, all for their own reasons, but the core all the same - they want their deaf/hoh child to hear and speak. Aiden's daddy and I have our own reasons for seeking out the program and professionals at JTC, which I'll get into later.

This afternoon is the meet and greet. My goal is to keep a daily journal through my blog of our adventures and the program. I'll try my best anyway, because single momming it with two kids and no tv is not easy. ; ) For now, I have two crazed kids and need to get to Target before all of LA is out and about.


leah said...

If you have the energy, take a walk down to the Science Center. Excellent play areas and an amazing aquarium! Plus, it is entirely free.

The playground on Flower street is pretty cool, too!

I am so excited to live vicariously through your adventures, and to remember some things that I have probably forgotten. JTC is the most amazing experience.

Lily's Mom said...

I'm anxious to hear all about it. We're considering it for next summer. I know your summer is so crazy, but I would still love to meet up somewhere to talk and let the kids play. I hope you have a great time!

Herding Grasshoppers said...


So glad you get to do this!


Melanie said...

Yay! Glad you are there. I know it will be such an amazing experience for all of you.

BeckyC said...

Hey Tammy - I hope ya'll have a great experience! Can't wait to hear details from you and Kat about the program.
Love Becky

BeckyC said...

Hi Tammy and Aiden! Hope ya'll have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear reports. I'll be checking your blog to see how the program is going.

Love Becky

MB said...

Now that you mention it I totally remember the first thing I did was go to Target and buy a bazillion hangers!

Glad you're having fun. Post when you can.