Meeting new friends at the zoo

Louanne on Aug 29th 2014

Meeting new friends at the zoo

The whole group (click to see album)

On the first of August we arranged to meet some online friends in real life at the zoo. I was really excited because Kristy and I had become friends on Facebook through the adoption community. We found that we have many things in common or of common interest. They traveled shortly after us and their little on has the same hip condition as Dani. She will even be having the same surgery at Scottish Rite this fall. I am so thankful that she drove her girls all the way up here to meet us at the zoo. It was also the first birthday of one of the new baby elephants so they had “Nothing Bundt Cakes” for the first 1,000 guests. The girls and I walked over to see Bowie get his special birthday cake.

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I thought it was really cute that the zoo keepers kept the big elephants back while the little enjoyed the treats. After a little while they let the adults join in :)

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I was happy that Dani let me put her near this statue because the last couple of times we went to the zoo she sort of freaked.

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The girls were really cute together, but in this pic I think Dani had decided she was the “owner” of the kangaroo.

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Dani loved going on the zoo carousel for the first time.

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We rode the train back to the entrance which is always fun. **Thanks for meeting us Kristy!! It was a blast!

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After we said our goodbyes I took the girls over to La Playa Maya to share queso and cowboy enchiladas. And once we started eating I asked myself why we haven’t been there in so long? It’s so YUMMY!!!

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Thankful Thursday

Louanne on Aug 28th 2014

  • Almost 2 months after cast removal I am still so THANKFUL for regular diaper changes. They are so easy, so fast, so great!

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The Graber Family

Louanne on Aug 27th 2014

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At the end of July we invited our friends the Graber’s over for dinner at our house. They were preparing to move to Berlin, Germany on August 13th to be missionaries with Mission to the World. I was really excited that they could squeeze in one more meal with us before they left. We don’t know when we will see them again and we are so excited about their future and the work that God has called them to be a part of.

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They have an adorable little boy named Peter and Nadia was so sweet to play with him and bring out lots of the cars we have since he loves them.

If you would like to find out more about their work and what they will be doing in Germany – check out their Facebook page. God Bless you Ben, Anna and Peter.

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Papa & Grandma Visit – July 2014

Louanne on Aug 26th 2014

Papa & Grandma Visit - July 2014

Papa & Grandma Visit - July 2014 (click to see album)

Papa and Grandma Brooke came to visit the last weekend in July and we had a great time. On the second morning we had “wafflemania” in our traditional way :)

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The funniest part of the visit for me was listening to Papa and Nadia play with the Squinkies. The story lines they made up were so funny.

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Puzzle time for Grandma and Amelie.

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More fun times.

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Dani being silly.

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Dani was having fun with Papa as he let her check out all his gadgets. Thanks for coming to see us again Papa and Grandma Brooke!

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