Nov 26, 2013

Maya's 2nd Trip to Disneyland!

Yes - this girl is only 7 months old and has gone to Disneyland TWICE!

We can't believe it ourselves, it just happened to work out!  It helps that this time my parents were going, so Maya and I invited ourselves along for the ride and hotel stay!  And what's even better is that my sister and her family came too!
Me, Maya and my parents - ready to go into the park!
All of the kids - they were so excited!
Maya was dressed for the occasion every day of the trip!
She even had bibs to match her outfits for when she drank her bottles! ;)
My little 'bug' in 'Bugs Land'
Maya got to meet a lot of characters!
Princess Tiana, Tinkerbell, Fawn the fairy,
Minnie Mouse, Princess Ariel and Mickey Mouse
Maya's all-time favorite was Mickey Mouse!  I think mostly because she watches Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and recognized him!  She couldn't stop staring and was dancing the whole time!
Toon Town and Mickey's house
My little fairy Maya
Goodbye Disneyland!  We can't wait to come back!
 I'm already dreaming of when we can go back!  We had the best time ever!

Nov 25, 2013

Our Forever Family!

Guess what happened in mid October?!?  Our adoption was finalized!  Most people finalize at a courthouse in front of a judge - but in our family, we finalize via text message! LOL!

Once we got the finalization paperwork in the mail we could start planning our very special day - being sealed together forever in our temple!  (If you don't know much about our temples or about our church you can learn more at  We were sealed in the temple on November 9th.
Best day ever!
Pic from my sister Amy
Pic from my sister Natalie
And we had fun celebrating after too - we all went to my parents' church where Brandon gave Maya a beautiful blessing and we had a luncheon to celebrate the day!
This is Maya's sealing dress she wore to the temple.
And the beautiful shawl made by my Grandma Maya was wrapped in for the blessing.
This is the blessing dress I wore when I was blessed,
Maya wore this blessing dress too!  So special!
Everything was pink, we had a fun 'Make Your Own Party Drink' table, Candy Cabobs,
My sister Amy made adorable cupcakes, and everyone wrote a special note to Maya.
We couldn't have asked for a better day!  Our hearts are so full to have our baby girl forever!  Oh, and I made this little slide-show that we showed at the luncheon too - just another way to celebrate our girl!

Nov 24, 2013

Happy Halloween

Oh what a fun Halloween we had!
First little Halloween Ourfit
It's so fun to celebrate Maya's FIRST everything!  We are so lucky to be able to see the world through a whole new set of eyes as parents!
First visit to the Pumpkin Patch
Hanging out with her cousins
Celebrating Grandpa's birthday!
First time dressing up and first time carving pumpkins!
What a wonderful holiday!