Manila is overwhelming, so it was nice to leave the city today. We went hiking at the Masungi Georeserve outside of the city limits. It was pretty awesome. It was a hike with lots of rope ladders, rope brides (oh, so this is how I die then?), giant hammocks and amazing views. It was a truly beautiful day. It is so easy to forget the beauty of the Philippines when you are in Manila. It is an extraordinary country with so much to offer. I really enjoyed the day. I made video of it below. Enjoy!!
We also had the final dinner of Derrick's reunion. It was a lot of fun and I became the unofficial photographer for the Class of 91!! Yay!! They really are great people. I am so glad I got to meet many of them. We got back to the room around 12:00 and had to be up by 4:00 to go to our outer island trip, so I haven't solved the sleep problem at all, but at least my stomach behaved and I didn't poop myself on a rope ladder.
Right when we brought Dillon (our oldest son) we quickly realized we needed to think of what he would call us! He quickly named my husband Daddy and upon hearing his 2 year old friend call one of his 2 dads "Doda", Dillon decided on Dodie. After years of constantly lobbying for "Papa", I have grown to love and adore my name Dodie Here is a blog about my journey as Dillon and Jerry's Dodie!
My son Dillon was in foster care for 1,377 Days. We finalized our adoption of this firecracker boy in March of 2015 a few months before his 6th birthday. We are now in the process of adopting Dillon's younger brother "Jerry" from foster care! This blog will help paint a picture of two gay men raising two boys in this every changing world.