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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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Happy Spring everyone! it snowed this week in Flagstaff...I guess Flagstaff doesn't know it 's spring yet. Zamara and I headed down to Sedona with Michael and Kyla Garrison and their little girl Kate, one of Zamara's friends. We had a good morning and afternoon walking around and enjoying the sunshine. Daddy had to work so he couldn't join us. I love the picture of the 2 girls in front of the fountain back to back. Kyla mentioned that whenever they sit next to each other she thinks of the song "Ebony and Ivory". I do too!!! So cute!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

We had a fun Easter weekend. Craig worked most of the weekend so it was mainly Zizi and I hanging out together. We had a lot of fun! Friday morning we went to Stroller Strides for class and then an egg hunt. There was a professional photographer there getting pictures. She took the amazing picture of Zizi in the hat. Later in the day we took a bath and then made it to the Good Friday Service at our church.

Saturday was pretty boring with the exception of making lemon scones (yum!) and macaroni neclaces. Zizi was the chef and did a great job with both projects!

On Sunday we made it to church (with only 2 morning meltdowns over clothing and what I can only imagine was a tantrum because I put the strawberries on the wrong part of her plate), went to brunch with the Garrisons, and then had an egg hunt and dinner at our house with the Garrisons and Grayums.

Overall it was a fun Easter. This year Zamara realized there was candy inside the eggs and we had to make an effort to keep it out of her hands...she still found some and we had a hard time getting her to sleep after all the sugar.

The "paci" fairly is coming on Wednesday and taking all of Zamara's pacis to babies all over the world who need them. She does not need them since she is now a "big girl", which she enjoys reminding me of at least a few times a day. HOWEVER, this girl is addicted to her pacis. She tells me she dreams about them at night. To help ease the blow the Paci Fairly will also be leaving her with some new springtime jammies as a gift (Daddy messed up this morning and mentioned that "mommy and daddy were going to shop for her new jammies today". To his credit he did try to recover by saying that we were shopping with the Paci Fairy). Hopefully that fact has slipped her memory. We have been talking about it for a while, but I don't think she really understands that she will no longer have pacis to sleep with. We are praying for a smooth transition but we are expecting a few sleepless nights as she adjusts to not having them.

We hope everyone had a great Easter. We look forward to talking to you all soon.

blessing, Laura