We had some unexpected adventures on this trip...one which included waiting out a tornado warning with a room full of strangers in pajamas. :) Anywho...
The classes themselves were great. They were very informative and featured several "panels" with birth parents and adoptive parents. The panelists shared many joyful and not-so-joyful details of their adoption journeys. There were stories that were scary, encouraging, sad, amazing. Open adoption is such a blessing but requires such effort as well. Birth parents are an extension of your family and I think that is a bit intimidating but also so very exciting.
The 2 day getaway gave me a good opportunity to do some reading. I got the book "What to Expect the First Year". My husband told me it was thicker than his Bible. It is. I feel like I could maybe handle a newborn sometime soon. ;)
Oh, and we missed our dogs terribly. :)