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July 15, 2007

He's "Almost" Here....

Well, I finally started having some contractions and a few other "pleasantries" associated with early labor that we won't go into on here, and from what my friend who's a labor/delivery nurse, and what a new friend who's a midwife/doula are telling me, the "things" I'm doing mean he'll probably be here in the next couple of days!!! I sure hope so!!!!!!

I want to tell all of you that your kind words and thoughts are so appreciated, you don't even know how much. It's really a wonderful thing to "meet" so many wonderful people and actually not really have even met them. It shows you that there are really great people out there and we just have to open our eyes and our hearts to find eachother!

I wanted to answer Teresa's question about falconers. A falconer is someone who handles birds of prey and has gotten a license from their state to do so. Many falconers do as very old tradition maintains and fly their falcons, owls, eagles, hawks and allow them to hunt quarry. It is an amazing sport. When I was at the Air Force Academy, we used them to teach the public about Falcons and we also used them to perform flights during football games, or at parades. Ours didn't hunt for P.R. reasons. I guess some people would choose to believe that wild predators walk up to their prey and ask them to please let them eat them and it's all a fun, happy time for each animal involved :) Ours did not kill any prey, we provided it for them, already killed (my first couple of years we actually had to kill the quail ourselves, but then we found it more cost-effective to order them already dead and frozen). Anyway, if you want to learn more about falconry, try this link: NAFA to the North American Falconers Association, and this link: USAFA Falconry to info on the US Air Force Academy's falconry program (which I was a part of).

I'll let you know any news as soon as I get the chance! Thanks for checking in on us!


  1. Hi Marie;That's good news.Regarding your falconry...you are such an awesome woman!!It's great to hear from you and I miss you. All the best.Juanita

  2. Hi Marie!I've been reading your blog for a few months now and have been anxiously waiting for news that the baby has come so you can return home! You poor thing - I know this couldn't have been easy on you and your family, but I'm so glad to hear that things are starting to happen! I wish you a quick delivery and a beautiful, healthy baby boy! Good luck!jeannine

  3. Debbi (no 'e' on the end)Jul 15, 2007, 10:09:00 PM

    How exciting......I can't wait to see him. I know all will be well for everyone. Keep us posted.

  4. Marie ~ Daniel is being a 'boy'...when he is good and ready he will make an appearance! LOL Good luck and be sure to let us know as soon as you can! Take care, relax (easy for me to say!!)My thoughts are with you.Lynda PS I still think RPM was a good monogram!!

  5. The Stampin' SoldierJul 16, 2007, 9:25:00 AM

    Can you send me your snail mail address? I'd love to send you and the baby a card. I'm so excited for you!

  6. Thank you for the updates and the information about falconers. Wishing you well with the labor and delivery.


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Marie :)