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As a step in the process to travel to the Dominican Republic with World Vision, we have to have updated vaccines. I called my Pediatrician's Office (where I went {cough} 15 years {cough} ago) to get my vaccination records.

Turns out I didn't have Hepatitis B as a kid.

So, I then call my mother and shame her for not getting all my vaccines as a child. Then she proceeds to tell me that it wasn't required at “my” age back then. I now feel even older! So, I add that to my list of shots. Luckily T already had his. You know, since he's younger and all :)

We went to the local Passport Health office to get our vaccines. You can see our adventure by the pictures in the Whrrl store above (just click on next to see all of the pictures) just how exciting it was. I was actually so nervous since I don't like needles. True Story. After I had Andon, I had to get a booster of some vaccine. I asked to be numbed, to which they replied “You just gave birth.”

All joking aside, I am ready. T is getting more excited rather than being nervous as he was initially. I'll share more on his nerves in a later post. Or, I may ask him to share with all of you :)

We are now one step closer to these beautiful little faces in the Dominican Republic. Go see, they are so darn cute!!

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on April 05, 2010


  • Christie - April 05, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    So thankful you are willing to go–and excited to hear how the Lord blesses you and your son through this trip, and how many of those precious children will find a sponsor because of you!

  • Kristin - April 05, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    You know I always read your writing especially the personal posts because I think you’re a great person, but it would be totally col to let T write his own post on here. I think he could do a great job telling about his own feelings about the trip..well, as much as any 10 year old boy will talk about feelings :) I asked my 11 year old cousin yesterday what he enjoyed doing, playing football ad whatnot for school, and he replied “Playing videogames and drinkin Coke on the couch”. Wow. Made me sick, and his mom is a nurse. I am so glad you are exposing your children to these things and giving them so many wonderful chances to see the world. I have weight problems and since I’m in a wheelchair it’s SO hard to lose weight that I always end up giving up, so it makes me so sad to see an overweight child not want to do anything but sit around playing video games and having parents who don’t try to teach them about anything like you teach your kids! Tht’s really of topic, but basically I wanted to tell you how happy it makes me to see you so involved with your kds’ lives and teaching them proper nutrition by your own examples of healthy living and diet, and cooking. Great job!

  • Cathy @ Chief Family Officer - April 05, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    Hilarious story about the booster shot. I can even imagine you pointing out that you had an epidural with the birth, lol. Your preparations are very exciting to read about, and I think it’s a great idea to let your son write a post!

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