Thursday, January 24, 2013


Ryan and I are low key vacationers. We like going on short, local trips, because that method allows us to go pretty regularly and be spontaneous about what we want to do while we're there. While we still intend to do quick getaways when the baby comes, we know that they are not going to be the same care free style that we've been able to enjoy up till now. :) So this past weekend we soaked up our last vacation as a family of two for all that it was worth. The San Diego Bay area is our go-to spot, but we decided to change it up a bit this time and head east. We ended up in Phoenix, and also spent a day in Sedona. Since we actually honeymooned in Sedona, it was just the right mix of nostalgia and newness to be the perfect location for our Babymoon. :) We had such a blast. On top of our usual snack binge at the gas station, frequent movie watching, sleeping in, late night laughing, and pigging out, we also went horseback riding and toured the gorgeous red rocks on a big Pink Jeep. It was pretty glorious. :)

It's kind of interesting to approach the end of the "just Ryan and Denay" days.  We have a wonderful marriage, we are best friends, and we love being us. But there are so many new adventures coming our way, and I know we are going to wonder how we ever got by without Elliana. <3

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Placement Story

I came across this blog through an online adoption board and really loved what I read, so I thought I would share a post with you. This particular one is about the family's placement experience, which is the transferring baby from birthmom to adoptive parents. I know it's long, but I think it gives a great picture of the emotions, possible complications, and love between all parties involved. You can read it here

P.S. My response is represented by the graphic below. ;) lol

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quick Update

Well the crazy holiday season has died down and I got to catch up with Q a bit yesterday over the phone.  Not too much to report, which is good I suppose. She seems to be doing well, aside from constantly being tired and getting jabbed in the rib cage. :) The baby is measuring right on track, but Q is bigger than most pregnant women at this stage. She is already eager for the pregnancy to be over. Poor thing.

Time is flying for Ryan and I, on the other hand. lol. Our schedule in January is packed, and even February is starting to get full! March will be here before we know it! Squeee! :) 
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