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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.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Fun!

This weekend we got ready for Halloween.  We "helped" Zamara carve her very first pumpkin. Well, she thought it was interesting for about 2 minutes and then Laura spent the next 1/2 hour carving the pumpkin while Craig entertained our daughter.  It turned out pretty cute.  The close up picture was Craig trying different settings on our camera.  She looks so beautiful in this picture, we just had to add it to the blog.  

Friday, October 24, 2008

We have been working on this video since we arrived home from Ethiopia.  We wanted to share some of Zamara's history with all of you...and hopefully for her when she is old enough to understand. We know very little of Zamara's background, however  we feel so blessed to have her as a part of our lives.  Craig and I prayed that God would prepare the right little girl for our family.  And He did!  I hope this video gives you a little insight into who she is and where she came from.  (It is a little long, but worth it.  Let us know if it is too long to process on your computer.  We hope everyone can watch it)

blessings,  Laura

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Snowbowl pix

Like any good, law-abiding Flagstaff family we were obligated to take our new baby up to Snowbowl to try and get some cute family pix amongst the changing Aspens.  Well, the changing Aspens part didn't really work out but I think we at least got a few cute family pix.  Enjoy!  CLICK ON THE PIX TO MAKE THEM BIGGER--ESPECIALLY THE THIRD ONE--MUCH FUNNIER WHEN BLOWN UP!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I promised more video and here it is.  Zamara loves to play Peek-A-Boo.  She is genuinely surprised each time--which is really quite impressive since we play it probably 7 times a day. Zamara was at the top of the stairs (I was working on laundry as you can see in the background) and Craig crept up the stairs to play peek-a-boo.  She got quite a kick out of it.  I love the surprised look on her face each time.  Of course,  she also looks so cute in just her diaper (or as our friend's daughter, Alana, calls it "maked").

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sorry it's been so long...

Hi everyone!  Sorry it has been so long since our last post.  We have been busy.  My mom came back down to Flagstaff to visit for a week.  I was feeling lonely and needed a little help with Zamara.  She was amazing!  I wish she could have stayed longer.  She helped me a lot and I miss her.

Zamara is doing great.  She had her first immunizations last week.  She did fine but got a little sick from the Flu shot, but nothing too bad.  She is growing like crazy and does new things each day.  She is right on track for a 7 month old.  Her hair continues to fill in.  I cannot wait until it is long enough to really have fun with.  

She loves to eat whatever we put in front of her.  Last night she tried pasta for the first time--real grown up food.  She is also learning how to feed herself which is pretty funny to watch.  We shot this little video of her trying to feed herself yesterday and thought you might enjoy it.  

We have some more video and pictures but we will save it for another day.