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We are the Ducommuns! There are 4 of us now-Craig, Laura, Zamara, and now Mahashavah, our 1 year old son. We adopted Zamara from Ethiopia in 2008. Our son is also from Ethiopia and we are hoping to bring him home soon. We live Flagstaff Arizona. We are so glad you found us. Take a look around and don't forget to leave us a message.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We have a court date!

Hello everyone! We officially have a court date:

Tuesday July 15th

Please be praying that are daughter Zamara gets through court successfully on this day. If she doesn't, than we have only 3 weeks until the court closures to get through court. We are trusting in God that all will go well. Please also be praying for the Cox family and the Moles family who also have the same court date.

Sorry it has taken so long to post. Last week I was gone at our annual Christ In Youth Summer Conference with our high school students. It was an amazing week! God really worked in a lot of students lives.

This Sunday June 29th is our baby shower. It is not a typical baby shower--guys and girls are invited. It is more of an open house for all our friends and family. We hope that all of you who are in Flagstaff will join us. It is at our house from 2-5pm. Let me know if you want to attend and I can get you directions to our house.

Lastly, I am picking up my older sister Bekkah from the Phoenix Airport tomorrow (sans children!). She is flying in for the shower. She has never had a chance to visit us in Flagstaff before. We plan on taking a trip to Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Jerome to show her Arizona. I am so excited to get to spend time with her this weekend. I don't think either of us will get any sleep--we will just be talking the whole time. Poor Craig! He will have to put up with us all weekend!

Thank you all for your prayers as we have waited for our court date. I eagerly anticipate posting good news about a successful court date here soon...

Laura (and Craig)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We have chosen a name

After much, MUCH debate between Craig and myself, we have finally agreed on a name for our daughter (drum roll please):

Zamara Liyana Ducommun

Zamara is from a Hebrew word meaning "guarded by God". We feel this was appropriate since God has been protecting our daughter from the moment she was born. Both Craig and I feel strongly about the meanings behind names.

Liyana is the name that she was given in Ethiopia. It is a beautiful name and we wanted to keep it so that she would have a connection to her past.

For all of you who voted for a name, thanks for your ideas! Some of you will be happy that your name "won" while others are sure to be disappointed. Well, were happy with it and we hope our little Zamara will enjoy it too.