Back to Portland… the travel continues

We are back in rainy and cloudy and cold Portland, Oregon.  I don't think it is good for my system to go from sunny and warm and beautiful weather to this. Just not good at all.  The good news is that I am spending more time with Maisie, reading and playing with her toys…inside of course.

I was counting the amount of places that we have been traveling to and I have to say that Maisie is quite the little trooper!  I keep worrying that I am ruining her forever, but then I remember that this is all she knows and for her (hopefully) she thinks it is normal!  If we lived in our own home and didn't travel so much, Maisie would maybe begin to potty train as she is starting to let us know she does not like the poo in her diaper.  Maybe she wouldn't want to nurse as much (which I don't mind at all).  Maybe I would feel more comfortable to leave her for long periods of time.  I just pray that Maisie will be okay with the life that we are giving her! 

Our time in California was amazing!  See previous posts!  We got back yesterday and on our way back to Portland we stopped and had dinner with my grandparents.  Amazing people.  My grandma is so generous with what she has and my grandpa is an all around amazing guy!  He stopped wearing his teeth, which I think is pretty hilarious, although Maisie was a bit scared of him!  

Maisie only freaked out a couple times on the trip!  Here is a little video of Maisie riding in the car!


  1. Ann on June 11, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Maisie has got to be the most precious granddaughter ever! I love her!

  2. Susan on June 12, 2008 at 5:33 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for a year now- actually I stumbled on it because I was looking up information about a strange sun mustache thing I had going on and you had posted about the same thing.

    In any case, I don’t think you are ruining Maisie at all by traveling around so much. My daughter has grown up with rarely more than a year or two in one place, and she is one of the most centered, well-adjusted teenagers I know. At first I worried about all the moving too, but I came to realize that home is not a place but rather a feeling. And we have that feeling as long as we are together. Actually, I think that we have a much stronger family bond than most people because of how much we all come together to face new adventures.

    So…you’re doing fine. Keep doing what you’re doing and have fun.

  3. Amy Ginther on June 12, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Yay for a new Maisie video!!! And I do mean YAY!!!! Eliza loves the “winney on Maisie…burrrr cozy” (she has cold and cozy mixed up). 🙂

    Your little goo goo is quite the traveler. I think that it is awesome. I think Justin’s blog says somewhere that his home doesn’t have four walls…that is all Maisie knows. Home is where her mommy and daddy are! Just think of the things she is learning by seeing the world through your eyes. And someday she will poo in a potty, and stop nursing, and sleepover at a friends house…she’ll do it and you’ll be fine!

  4. Mom on June 12, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I pretty much agree with everything posted for comments. And regarding Ann’s comment, I definitely agree EXCEPT, Maisie is one of two most precious granddaughters :-).

  5. Megan on June 15, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Maisie is so adorable! Every time a video is posted of her, my girls just squeal and giggle! They can’t wait to meet her at Connect-I’m sure you’ll have loads of little “babysitters”!

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