Lets just say, I cant wait to go next year!!!!!! What an amazing experience to see so many beautiful people with Down Syndrome. The speakers were great but just getting to know others was the best thing about the whole experience. I had people coming up to me asking if that was Mayson because they either recognized her from my blog or from the forums I belong to! I got to meet Carrie Bergeron-Desai, who is a self advocate and married to Sujeet Desai. Meredith Martin, who is also a self advocate and the sweetest thing ever!!! Chris Burke, or "Corky", from LIFE GOES ON was there, and many other wonderful people.
Another great speaker, was Kim Edwards, who is the author of the book MEMORY KEEPERS DAUGHTER. She has blown away by what the DS community has done after writing her book. If you havent read it yet, you MUST!
I feel so LUCKY to have been blessed with Mayson. Just look at the experiences we have already had as a family just because of her and her extra little chromosome. All the incredible people and families.... its simply amazing!


MAYSON WITH MEREDITH...


SOME OF THE CUTIES FROM MY DOWNSYN FORUM


CAREY HOLDING MAYSON AND ME HOLDING CHELSEA...OUR LITTLE STINKERS!


A GROUP SHOT WITH SOME OF MY T21 FORUM BUDDIES. WE ATE AT THE CRAYOLA CAFE.


MAYSON AND ISABELLA IN MAYSONS CRIB AT THE HOTEL...TWO PEAS IN A POD!

date Tuesday, August 07, 2007

10 comments to “The Conference!”

  1. Kitty, Nathanael's Mom
    10:47 PM

    Oh it looks like you had such a GREAT time!!! I can't wait for next year!

  1. Jodie
    8:08 AM

    How fun!!! Any idea where it will be next year? I think we should plan our family vacation now! :)

  1. ~Melissa~
    8:43 AM

    That looks like so much fun! I'm a little jealous! We are hoping we can go next year!!

  1. Michelle
    5:46 PM

    I'm sooooo jealous! I've enjoyed looking at everyone's pictures on the board and wish we could have been there!

    You said Mayson and Chelsea are only a month apart? There sure is a difference in their sizes!

  1. Dori (Aviva's mommy)
    5:50 PM

    Looks like so much fun...and I must say what a cutie you have there.

  1. Bennetts
    6:04 PM

    I am so glad you had such a great time......

  1. RK
    10:07 AM

    I think we've about decided we need to put this on the calendar for next year. So much fun was happening without us!

  1. Jessica
    11:30 AM

    I'm so excited for next year's conference! We live 2 hours from Boston!!! YAY! Great pictures!!

  1. Jessica
    1:10 PM

    Oh yeah! You won my book giveaway so could you please email me your address raisingjoey[at]gmail.com

  1. Shannon
    4:04 PM

    Love the pics. Congrats on the book win, too.