May 21, 2013

Time to Celebrate!

Now that we're home and happy it's time to Celebrate!  The celebrating started with showers for our sweet baby Maya!  We had a friend shower, a family shower, a work shower and many presents from excited family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors in between!
top left: special present from Grandma Shelia and Auntie Sky-lar in Missouri
Bottom Right: pick with special blanket from Grandma Great Maxine

Our baby girl got pretty spoiled!
And that's not even all of it!  You wouldn't believe how much my family keeps giving too!

And then came Mother's Day!  I'm so excited to celebrate this special day thanks to our sweet baby girl!

For Mother's day Brandon gave me some gorgeous roses and took me on a hot date the night before!

Last, but not least, my birthday!  All this last year I would always say how I did not want to turn 37 and still not be a mom - well, I got to be a mom just before the big day ... how lucky am I?  It was a pretty special weekend!  Brandon got me some gorgeous roses and took me shopping, and we had a big celebration on Sunday with family!
My sis made my all-time favorite cake - yum!

May 8, 2013


We were so excited when we got word we could come home - as a family - with our beautiful baby girl Maya!  We got right online and purchased our plane tickets.  Even though we loved our time as our small family unit in Michigan, the time to get home just couldn't come fast enough when we got the word!  We had a layover in Denver and Maya slept the entire time on both flights - what a good girl!

We flew in late Saturday night (actually arrived early Sunday morning).  Then we spent the day Sunday with our family!  It feels so good to watch other's adore our baby girl - one of the best feelings in the world if you ask me! By the way, "Grape" (Grandma Great Maxine) got the first genuine smile!

Her pets love her too - they're very gentle and curious!

Maya is so loved and we are so blessed!

Michigan Visitors

Even though we were far away from home in Michigan to get our baby girl, we did have some visitors!  My sister Amy and her family drove 3 hours from Ohio to see our sweet Maya and they even got a hotel room next to ours and spent the night, and then the next day with us!

My cousin Josh came from Chicago to visit on his way to a baseball game in Detroit!

And, along with the many phone calls from family we also got some Face-time visitors as well!

It sure made the distance seem not so far away when we were ready to get our beautiful girl home!