dallas

March 31, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

hello sunshine, hello texas.this past week’s solo trip to dallas was really good. it was very nice to see our birth mom, zelda’s brother and gigi, that’s birth grandma and my sister in law bradie. usually when i visit with these folks there’s always the welcomed distraction of little z hanging around vying for attention. it was nice to concentrate my efforts on this part of my family without distraction.
courtyard livingi’ll admit i was a bit nervous about going to dallas without zelda. she is the reason we have a dallas connection after all, but my nerves were for naught. i learned some great family tidbits, heard from zelda’s brother que about what he likes, his interests and that he wants to go to yale! he’s an amazing kid and quite the gentleman. same goes for the rest of them. i enjoyed adult conversations and talking about my family and our hopes and dreams for zelda. oh and a little baby shopping for little sister to be. can’t help but spoil a baby girl even if she hasn’t been born yet. it was just fantastic time.

i was remiss and didn’t take a single picture of the family. i wish i would have, but the conversation was good. the memories are there. i think this needs to be a regular thing, birth mom, sister in law and of course my own sister next time. we are the women of this tribe that need to be connected for the future. it’s important we spend time together and build our bonds. i think i can safely say we want our children to all know each other well and feel they are connected as they grow up. in the meantime we must nurture their bond, especially since they live plane rides apart. until next time ladies…

a day at the zoo

March 13, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

while i was at a conference in san diego, zach and zelda met up with friends for an adventure at the zoo. head over to missie and asher’s site to check out her fun photos of the adventure.

zelda also thought she should be a turtle while in san diego and looked super cute doing so:
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more from denver

December 9, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP8162.jpgusually zach takes a lot of pictures when we go on a trip.  after running through the photos from our camera it looks like he may have been on vacation this time too. :) here’s a smattering of photos from our time in denver.

mama and papa take a trip or two around the ice rink

mama and papa take a trip or two around the ice rink

ducks not turkey for our thanksgiving

ducks not turkey for our thanksgiving

she was a natural on the ice

she was a natural on the ice

gma kitty and zelda enjoying the mild temps on thanksgiving day

gma kitty and zelda enjoying the mild temps on thanksgiving day

uncle austin escorts gma kitty around the rink

uncle austin escorts gma kitty around the rink

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hot dish! pre-dinner hubbub

hot dish! pre-dinner hubbub

zelda demonstrating how to make poticia for gma kitty

zelda demonstrating how to make poticia for gma kitty

fun in the dark with friends

fun in the dark with friends

our thanksgiving table

our thanksgiving table

thanksgiving from pop pop and papa

December 3, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

Bubble Girl
we are just arriving home from our extended visit to denver for thanksgiving.  it was a great time with family, good food and adventures.  pop pop has already posted some of his pictures from the weekend and here are some of our favorites. zach also did some posting while we were in denver.  we’ll be working on unpacking our bags and going through pictures and getting back to it here.  but in the meantime, check out pop pop’s great pictures, including photos of zelda and my first time ice skating and a few highlights from papa as well.Thanksgiving in DenverEasy Does ItLook at MeAustin and DucksLook at the Lights!Caroler WatchSnowglobesTurkey Z
ok and a few of my favorites from my phone too.frozen book and gma kitty piggy rider means life is good.water table fun for zach"careful daddy (who is driving) i have a candy cane." ~zeldagertrude and larry getting acquainted.