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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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Hi. Sorry it has been so long since we have updated our blog. It has been crazy here for us. We just got back from a BIG trip to Los Angeles with our high school students. Craig took a week off and we brought Zamara along. It ended up being a good trip, but Zizi had a hard time with her mommy working long days. Craig was the pastor's husband the whole week. It was kind of funny because a lot of youth pastor's bring their wives and Craig was the "house husband" last week. I think he decided that he couldn't do it full time though. It ended up being a good week for our students. God moved in a powerful way.

We flew out a couple days early to spend some family time together. We went to Disneyland. Zizi was too small to really enjoy it, but she was very exicited to meet Pooh Bear. When we got up to the front of the line to meet him, she got very scared. The rest of the day she kept yelling "mickey!" and "pooh!" It was so cute! Our friend JJ had a year pass to Disneyland so he met us there. He is Zamara's self-proclaimed "Godfather", although I have to say that JJ makes a good godfather. She loved him and snuggled right up after only a couple of minutes.

During the week we also went to the beach a couple of times with the students. It was Zizi's first time at the beach. She LOVED the sand, but was a little unsure about the water. She like to point and say "wader", but she wanted nothing to do with the real thing.

The last picture (or maybe the first) is of Zamara's giant puke in the middle of the night. I was out talking with students and Craig woke up to her crying. She had puked in her bed and had gotten it EVERYWHERE! It was very impressive. Craig got a few really good pictures of it. Basically all the food from dinner and her snack had just sat in her tummy waiting to come back up. Craig had to give her a shower in the middle of the night. He said she kept falling asleep in the shower. It was not fun, but now that we can look at the pictures it is kinda funny. Even after the shower, we found puke pieces in her hair the next morning. Poor thing was all huddled in the corner of her pack and play trying to get away from it, but by that time she had already cover herself in it.


Stacy Barrett said...

Laura - Where are the pictures you speak of?

I love hearing about baby Z. I can't wait to see you guys again - we definitely need to make that happen!


PS: You are doing such a great job at being a mommy!

Trudy Philpot said...

Hi, What a pleasure to see all your pictures and video! God be with you all, Love, Aunt Trudy