Monday, December 17, 2012

Prego and a few things we've been up to

 Adam took some quick pics in our back yard so I could have some prego pics with Zaidee. I am 36 weeks and this baby is breech! I have been standing on my head trying to get her to come out of my pelvis and turn, but no luck. Anyone have any tips? If she doesn't turn soon then my midwife is going to turn her for me at the end of next week. Come on baby turn!

Gingerbread houses from the festival of trees

 Eating Ethiopian food at our favorite SLC Ethiopian joint......mmmmmm

 Lisa, Matt, and Ellie are in town so these to girls have been having a lot of fun playing together. They love chasing each other around the house.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


2 months/14 months

Sunday was our one-year referral-versary! It was such an exciting surprise last year when we got the call because we hadn't been expecting to hear anything on the weekends. My sisters and Grandma were over and I was in our guest bedroom when Adam came in with a huge smile on his face and said Sheila (our adoption coordinator) was on the phone. I immediately started shaking and grabbed my computer. Adam finished talking to Sheila and we nervously opened our email which told that we were soon to be parents to a beautiful little girl! We hadn't made a gender preference so it was fun to be surprised with the news that we would have a girl and to have a picture of her. A year later and we couldn't be happier. Zaidee is just so full of life and brings so much joy to our lives! We are so blessed to have the opportunity to have her in our family.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Last weekend my siblings and I all met in Denver. We celebrated my nephews 1st birthday, went to the natural history museum, ate some delicious pho, went to the local antique mall, and had a ton of fun! I love my fam :) xoxo

My 30 week belly

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Zaidee is 13 months!

and darling!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


 Adam had a week off in October so we headed to Hawaii for the week. I think Hawaii is the perfect vacation for a little one, Zaidee just loves the beach. We kayaked, snorkled, went to the Polynesian Cultural Center, ate many delicious meals thanks to yelp, and visited many beaches. It was a blast, and left us itching to go back asap!

Learning to play the ukulele at the PPC

view from our balcony
Checking out the view of Waikiki from our room
Guava chiffon pancakes from cinnamon's....mmmmm


Kayaking to another beach to snorkel with sea turtles! They are so darling!

Turtle Bay